Understanding Troubled Minds: A Guide to Mental Illness and Its Treatment

Understanding Troubled Minds: A Guide to Mental Illness and Its Treatment

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by Dereck Daschke, Michael Ashcraft
     
 

Most of us take our mental health for granted. But when confronted by mental illness in our family, our friends, or ourselves, even the most competent among us is likely to become bewildered.

Understanding Troubled Minds guides us calmly and authoritatively through the full range of specific mental illnesses and available treatments. It deals with particular

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Most of us take our mental health for granted. But when confronted by mental illness in our family, our friends, or ourselves, even the most competent among us is likely to become bewildered.

Understanding Troubled Minds guides us calmly and authoritatively through the full range of specific mental illnesses and available treatments. It deals with particular patterns of illness in women, children and the elderly. It stresses the value of partnership between psychiatrists, patients and their families. And it places this knowledge within the framework of modern psychiatry - from the history of the profession to just what it is that psychiatrists and fellow health-workers do. A sense of hope and optimism prevails. The authors, both eminent academic psychiatrists of long practical experience, stress that great strides are being made in the treatment of mental illness. But they also warn against the lure of the instant cure. Woven through their text, in acknowledgement of the complexity of human nature, are stories of real people and the insights of many writers. This balanced, up-to-date book is warm-hearted and thoroughly readable. It will both increase our practical knowledge and deepen our understanding of mental illness.

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"A clear and invaluable account of mental illness in all its manifestations . . . Understanding Troubled Minds reveals a warm appreciation of the vagaries of human nature."  —Anne Deveson, author, Tell Me I’m Here

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ISBN-13:
9780814798584
Publisher:
New York University Press
Publication date:
09/28/1999
Pages:
350
Product dimensions:
1.00(w) x 6.00(h) x 9.00(d)

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