Caring for the Mind: The Comprehensive Guide to Mental Healthby Dianne Hales, Allen Frances
Pub. Date: 05/28/1996
Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
More than 27 million adults and 7.5 million children in the United States have a diagnosable mental disorder--more than the combined total of people with cancer, heart disease, and lung disorders. This book is the indispensable guide to mental health and mental disorders that they and their families need. It offers lucid presentations of these conditions in systematic form: what each is, signs and symptoms, causes, diagnosis, treatment (therapy, medications, self-help), risks and complications, impact on relationships, and prognosis. Enhancing the book's usefulness are checklists, vivid case histories, and a special feature for each disorder: the diagnostic criteria of the American Psychiatric Association's definitive Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, 4th Edition, known as DSM-IV.
"A treasure house ... this title has no equal in breadth, depth, or timeliness."--Library Journal
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Caring For The Mind is an excellent reverse book for the people I train as Family Development Specialists. They work with families to allow them to take control of their own lifes and become more self-sufficient. I would recommend this book to anyone who needs to understand clearly what the issues and barriers people face in taking care of themselves and their families.