Schizophrenia For Dummies

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John Wiley & Sons, 27.10.2008. - 384 страница
Practical tools for leading a happy, productive life

Schizophrenia is a chronic, severe, and disabling mental disorder that afflicts one percent of the population, an estimated 2.5 million people in America alone. The firsthand advice in this reassuring guide will empower the families and caregivers of schizophrenia patients to take charge, offering expert advice on identifying the warning signs, choosing the right health professional, understanding currently available drugs and those on the horizon (as well as their side effects), and evaluating traditional and alternative therapies.
 

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Introduction
1
Understanding Schizophrenia 7
9
Understanding Schizophrenia The Big Picture 9 Chapter 2 Causes and Risk Factors
25
Suspecting Schizophrenia
37
Finding Out Whats Wrong and Getting Help
51
Finding Out Whats Wrong and Getting Help
54
Assembling a Healthcare Team
71
Getting a Diagnosis 53 Chapter 5 Assembling a Healthcare Team 71 Chapter 6 Beginning Treatment
91
Finding Help and Hope through Research
189
Finding Help and Hope through Research 189 Part IV Living with Schizophrenia
211
Developing Coping Skills
237
Housing Choices Figuring Out Where to Live
257
People Are More Than Patients
289
Schizophrenia and the Family 213 Chapter 12 Developing Coping Skills 237 Chapter 13 Housing Choices Figuring Out Where to Live 257 Chapter ...
305
Ten Tips for Helping Families
317
Ten Myths about Schizophrenia You Can Forget 307 Chapter 17 Ten Tips for Helping Families
327

Paying for Your Loved Ones Care
117
Treating Schizophrenia
133
Psychosocial Approaches
165
Resources
339
Index
345
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Jerome Levine, MD, is a board-certified psychiatrist whose career has spanned almost 50 years. He is the Deputy Director of the Nathan Kline Institute for Psychiatric Research in Orangeburg, New York. Irene S. Levine, PhD, served as the first Deputy Director of the U.S. Center for Mental Health Services. She is a clinical psychologist and an award-winning freelance journalist and author.

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