Reference Books

Alzheimer’s Disease
Publisher: Lucent Books
Series: Diseases and Disorders
Publication Date: 2011
Grades 7-10
112 pages
Hardcover
ISBN 13: 9781420505535
ISBN 10: 142050553X

Once dismissed as the effects of normal aging or confused with other diseases, Alzheimer’s disease(AD) is now well-known as the most common cause of memory loss in the elderly. Besides examining the challenges of living with AD, Alzheimer’s Disease details current research regarding diagnosis, progression, treatment, and prevention.
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Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder
Publisher: Lucent Books
Series: Diseases and Disorders
Publication Date: 2008
Grades 7-10
120 pages
Hardcover
ISBN 13: 9781420500004
ISBN 10: 1420500007

For many years, doctors believed that OCD was a rare disorder. Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder reveals how they finally discovered the truth—OCD is one of the most common mental disorders in the United States, afflicting millions of people. The book also examines the challenges of diagnosing, treating, and living with OCD and reveals clues to what causes this often misunderstood disorder. 
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Steroids
Publisher: Lucent Books
Series: Drug Education Library
Publication Date: 2006
Grades 7-10
112 pages
Hardcover
ISBN 13: 9781560069171
ISBN 10: 1560069171

Synthetic anabolic steroids frequent the headlines as drugs abused by athletes for performance enhancement. Ironically, these drugs were originally developed for medical treatment. Steroids examines the history, use, and health effects of these controversial drugs, along with issues regarding drug testing, dependence, and abuse prevention.
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