I Am Not Sick I Don't Need Help! How to Help Someone with Mental Illness Accept Treatment - 10th Anniversary Edition

I Am Not Sick I Don't Need Help! How to Help Someone with Mental Illness Accept Treatment - 10th Anniversary Edition

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by Xavier Amador
     
 

"This book fills a tremendous void…" wrote E. Fuller Torrey, M.D., about the first edition of I AM NOT SICK, I Don't Need Help! Ten years later, it still does. Dr. Amador's research on poor insight was inspired by his attempts to help his brother Henry, who developed schizophrenia, accept treatment. Like tens of millions of others diagnosed with schizophrenia…  See more details below

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"This book fills a tremendous void…" wrote E. Fuller Torrey, M.D., about the first edition of I AM NOT SICK, I Don't Need Help! Ten years later, it still does. Dr. Amador's research on poor insight was inspired by his attempts to help his brother Henry, who developed schizophrenia, accept treatment. Like tens of millions of others diagnosed with schizophrenia and bipolar disorder, Henry did not believe he was ill.

In this latest edition, 6 new chapters have been added, new research on anosognosia (lack of insight) is presented and new advice, relying on lessons learned from thousands of LEAP seminar participants, is given to help readers quickly and effectively use Dr. Amador’s method for helping someone accept treatment.

I AM NOT SICK, I Don't Need Help! is not just a reference for mental health practitioners or law enforcement professionals. It is a must-read guide for family members whose loved ones are battling mental illness. Read and learn as have hundreds of thousands of others…to LEAP-Listen, Empathize, Agree, and Partner-and help your patients and loved ones accept the treatment they need.

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Editorial Reviews

Gerry Spence
I know of no other book even in the same league. - Gerry Spence, Author of the NY Times Best-Seller How to Argue and Win Every Time
Herbert Pardes
People who are victimized by, stressed by, and dismayed by serious mental illness will find this book enormously helpful. It contains information about new research and concrete advice that will be of enormous help to both the families of the seriously mentally ill, and to the mental health professionals who care for them. - HERBERT PARDES, M.D., President, New York-Presbyterian
Aaron Beck
I strongly recommend this book for [both] families and therapists. - Aaron T. Beck, M.D., Professor of Psychiatry, University of Pennsylvania

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940014075459
Publisher:
Vida Press LLC
Publication date:
01/30/2012
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
254
Sales rank:
57,749
File size:
640 KB

Meet the Author

Dr. Amador is an internationally sought-after speaker, clinical psychologist, professor at Columbia University Teachers College in New York City, the Founder and Director of the LEAP™ Institute and author of eight books including the national best seller “I’m Not Sick, I Don’t Need Help!™”

Dr. Amador’s expertise has made him a regular contributor to the Today Show and a featured guest on ABC Good Morning America, Prime Time Live, CBS This Morning, NBC Nightly News, 60 Minutes, CNN, Dateline, ABC’s World News Tonight, Fox News, New York Times, Wall Street Journal, USA Today and many others.

Dr. Amador has been a consultant to numerous companies and government agencies including the National Institute of Health.

His forensic cases include the Unabomber, PFC Lynndie England, Elizabeth Smart Kidnapping, and Zacarias Moussaoui trials. Dr. Amador has over 25 years experience working with adults, families, and couples. He lives in New York.

Previously, Dr. Amador was a professor in the Department of Psychiatry at Columbia University, College of Physicians & Surgeons; on the Board of Directors of the National Alliance for the Mentally Ill (NAMI); Director of Research at NAMI; and the Director of Psychology at the New York State Psychiatric Institute.

In addition to his books Dr. Amador has published over 100 peer-reviewed scientific papers, and many other publications that have been translated into more than 20 languages.

Dr. Amador was co-chair of the last text revision of the Schizophrenia and related disorders section of the DSM IV-TR (often referred to as the “Psychiatrists’ Bible”).

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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I strongly recommend this book to anyone with a family member with mental illness. In the last couple of years it was determined my 40 year old daughter has this illness. This is a well accomplished woman, college grad, excelled in all goals set for her at her job, funny, smart and a passion for giving. Her world has come tumbling down and this book gave me insight about the illness and a reality check of what the future holds.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anyone who works in the feild or has a family member with mental illness must read this book
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Dr. Amador has a system of listening and conversation that family members can use with a person with mental illness that is respectful and honest without taking the responsibility for medical treatment away from the person. Excellent book!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Thanks to Dr. Amador's passionate and persuasive book, I was able to stop making the situation even worse than it already was. This book literally turned my family's life around and gave me my son back. I credit the techniques taught here for doing more to help us live with this disease than anything else we have found. It definitely has improved his quality of life and everyone who loves him. It is not unreasonable to say that this book most likely has already saved my son's life. It offered hope where there had been none. No wonder it was so highly recommended by NAMI.
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