Diagnosis: Schizophrenia: A Comprehensive Resource / Edition 1

Diagnosis: Schizophrenia: A Comprehensive Resource / Edition 1

by Rachel Miller, Susan E. Mason
     
 

ISBN-10: 0231126255

ISBN-13: 9780231126250

Pub. Date: 08/14/2002

Publisher: Columbia University Press

The disease is not fatal but few diagnoses have the capacity to instill as much fear in the hearts of patients and families. Here is a profoundly reassuring book that shows there can be life after a diagnosis of schizophrenia.

The book includes thirty-five first-person accounts, along with chapters by professionals on a wide range of issues from hospitalization

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Overview

The disease is not fatal but few diagnoses have the capacity to instill as much fear in the hearts of patients and families. Here is a profoundly reassuring book that shows there can be life after a diagnosis of schizophrenia.

The book includes thirty-five first-person accounts, along with chapters by professionals on a wide range of issues from hospitalization to rehabilitation. Jargon-free and technically accurate, the chapters are short and offer up-to-date information on medication, coping skills, social services, clinical research, and much more. Patients and their families can read the book from cover to cover or skip around and select topics as the need arises.

Columbia University Press

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780231126250
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
Publication date:
08/14/2002
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
248
Sales rank:
1,426,456
Product dimensions:
6.08(w) x 8.96(h) x 0.45(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Table of Contents

Introduction: So They Say We Have Schizophrenia, by Nina Schooler, Ph.D1. In the Beginning2. So Many Questions3. How the Brain Works4. What is Schizophrenia? 5. Why Me? 6. Diagnosing Schizophrenia7. What Will People Think of Me Now? 8. Medication9. Out of the Hospital and Staying Well10. Coping with Positive and Negative Symptoms11. Coping with Other Symptoms and Side Effects12. Drugs, Alcohol, and Safer Sex13. Under the Microscope14. Zelda's Story15. Who Am I Now? 16. Social Services17. Rehabilitation ServicesAppendix I: Client Assistant Program DirectoryAppendix II: Vocational Rehabilitation DirectoryAppendix III: Other Resources

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