Am I Okay?: A Layman's Guide to the Psychiatrist's Bible / Edition 1

Am I Okay?: A Layman's Guide to the Psychiatrist's Bible / Edition 1

by Allen Frances, Michael B. First
     
 

ISBN-10: 0684859610

ISBN-13: 9780684859613

Pub. Date: 04/04/2000

Publisher: Scribner

We all have times when we're feeling down, anxious, over the top, or on edge. Or times when we can't sleep, feel spaced out or disconnected from things, can't remember names or faces, can't get over past traumas.
Problems like these are often a common and normal part of the aches and pains of everyday life. However, if these problems last long enough,

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Overview

We all have times when we're feeling down, anxious, over the top, or on edge. Or times when we can't sleep, feel spaced out or disconnected from things, can't remember names or faces, can't get over past traumas.
Problems like these are often a common and normal part of the aches and pains of everyday life. However, if these problems last long enough, are severe enough, or interfere with work or relationships, it may mean that you or someone you care about has a diagnosable and treatable disorder.
Written by the same doctors who led the effort to produce the American Psychiatric Association's Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-IV) — the reference text used by the majority of mental health professionals — Am I Okay? is a thorough, completely authoritative guide designed to help people identify whether or not they have a psychiatric condition as early as possible.
Am I Okay? also includes the following features:

• "Twenty Questions to Get You Started": a diagnostic screening questionnaire that covers most known psychiatric problems

• Detailed chapters on a range of mental health issues, from Depression, Personality Disorders, and Alcohol and Substance Abuse to Anxiety, Dissociative Experiences, and more

• Information about national organizations, support groups, and other sources of help, as well as suggested readings for more information

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780684859613
Publisher:
Scribner
Publication date:
04/04/2000
Edition description:
1 TOUCHSTO
Pages:
448
Sales rank:
771,350
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.43(h) x 1.10(d)

Table of Contents

Contents

Introduction: How This Book Can Help You

Twenty Questions to Get You Started

Chapter 1: The "Blues"

Chapter 2: Euphoric or Irritable Mood

Chapter 3: Anxiety, Fear, and Avoidance

Chapter 4: Obsessions or Compulsions

Chapter 5: Exposure to Traumatic Events

Chapter 6: Alcohol or Substance Use Problems

Chapter 7: Abnormal Eating

Chapter 8: Sexual or Gender Problems

Chapter 9: Sleep-Related Problems

Chapter 10: Personality Disorders

Chapter 11: Unexplained Physical Complaints

Chapter 12: Other Impulse-Control Problems

Chapter 13: Dissociative Experiences

Chapter 14: Adjustment Disorder

Chapter 15: Loss of Reality Testing

Chapter 16: Cognitive Difficulties

Chapter 17: Delays in Development

Chapter 18: Childhood Behavior Problems

Chapter 19: Hyperactivity or Distractibility

Chapter 20: Other Childhood Problems

Conclusion: Ten Take-Home Messages

Index

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