Diagnosis - Schizophrenia "An Excellent Guide for Patients and Their Families"

ISBN-10: 0231150415

ISBN-13: 9780231150415

Edition: 2nd 2011

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Thirty-five young, recently diagnosed patients speak about schizophrenia and the process of recovery, while two specialists illuminate the medical science, psychoeducation, and therapeutic needs of those coping with the illness, as well as access to medical benefits and community resources. A remarkably inclusive guide, this volume informs patients, families, friends, and professionals, detailing the possible causes of schizophrenia, medications and side effects, the functioning of the brain, and the value of rehabilitation and other services.In their dialogues, participants confront shame, stigma, substance use, and relapse issues and the necessity of healthy eating, safe sex practices, and coping skills during recovery. Clinicians elaborate on the symptoms of schizophrenia, such as violent and suicidal thoughts, delusions, hallucinations, memory and concentration problems, trouble getting motivated or organized, and anxiety and mood disorders. Adopting an uplifting tone of manageability, participants, authors, and clinicians offer more than advice& -they prescribe hope.
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Book details

List price: $14.95
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2011
Publisher: Columbia University Press
Publication date: 1/28/2011
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 240
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.50" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.638
Language: English

Rachel Miller is a social worker for the Research Department of Hillside Hospital's Continuous Care Team for first episode schizophrenia patients. She lives in New York.Susan Mason is an associate professor of social work at the Wurzweiler School of Social Work at Yeshiva University. She lives in New York City.

Foreword to the Second Edition
Foreword
Introductory Note
A Note on the Title
Acknowledgments
About the Authors
Using This Book
Introduction: So They Say We Have Schizophrenia
In the Beginning
So Many Questions: The Quick Reference Guide
How the Brain Works
What is Schizophrenia?
Why Me?
Diagnosing Schizophrenia
What Will People Think of Me Now?
Medication
Out of the Hospital and Staying Well
Coping with Positive and Negative Symptoms
Coping with Other Symptoms and Side Effects
Drugs, Alcohol, and Safer Sex
Under the Microscope
Zelda's Story
Who Am I Now?
Getting the Social Services You Need
Vocational Rehabilitation
Client Assistance Program Directory
Vocational Rehabilitation Directory
Other Resources
Index
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