Mental Illness

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Students must often make informed decisions about serious issues that will affect the course of their lives. Smoking, drunk driving, and violence are just a few of these challenging issues. Focusing on topics of special concern to students, the Issues That Concern You series helps make these complex issues less intimidating and more accessible. Each volume presents eight to twelve readings from a variety of perspectives that allow students to better understand and navigate the highlighted topic. Color photos, ...
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Overview

Students must often make informed decisions about serious issues that will affect the course of their lives. Smoking, drunk driving, and violence are just a few of these challenging issues. Focusing on topics of special concern to students, the Issues That Concern You series helps make these complex issues less intimidating and more accessible. Each volume presents eight to twelve readings from a variety of perspectives that allow students to better understand and navigate the highlighted topic. Color photos, charts, graphs, tables and editorial cartoons reinforce information as well as present important statistical data. Each volume also includes factual analysis taken from a variety of government and research facilities, to tell students more of what they want to know about the issue. Relevant Web sites, a bibliography and thorough subject index round out each volume.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780737743487
  • Publisher: Gale Group
  • Publication date: 3/27/2009
  • Series: Issues That Concern You Series
  • Pages: 144
  • Age range: 13 - 16 Years
  • Product dimensions: 7.50 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction 7

1 Facts About the Most Common Mental Illnesses Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration 10

2 Many Factors Cause Mental Illness George Stewart 18

3 Genes Cause Mental Illness Tina Hesman Saey 26

4 Omega-3 Fatty Acids Can Help Treat Mental Illness Patrick Perry 34

5 Depression Is Underdiagnosed David V. Sheehan 41

6 Depression Is Overdiagnosed Allan V. Horwitz Jerome C. Wakefield 48

7 Bipolar Disorder Is Underdiagnosed in Youth Demitri F. Papolos 57

8 Antidepressant Use Must Be Monitored to Be Effective Richard A. Friedman 65

9 Positive Psychology May Help Treat Mental Illness Harvard Medical School 70

10 Legislation Is Needed to Protect the Mentally Ill World Health Organization 77

11 A Woman Survives Schizophrenia Reshma Valliappan 84

12 A Woman Lives with Bipolar Disorder British Journal of General Practice 90

Appendix

What You Should Know About Mental Illness 97

What You Should Do About Mental Illness 99

Organizations to Contact 102

Bibliography 105

Index 108

Picture Credits 112

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