What Every Patient, Family, Friend, and Caregiver Needs to Know About Psychiatry / Edition 2

What Every Patient, Family, Friend, and Caregiver Needs to Know About Psychiatry / Edition 2

by Richard W. Roukema
     
 

ISBN-10: 1585621102

ISBN-13: 9781585621101

Pub. Date: 08/28/2003

Publisher: American Psychiatric Publishing, Incorporated

If you care for someone with a mental illness -- whether as a family member, friend, or practitioner -- this hands-on reference is for you. The acclaimed What Every Patient, Family, Friend, and Caregiver Needs to Know About Psychiatry is now available in a long-awaited second edition. Like the first, it is written in a simple, concise style for the layperson -- and

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If you care for someone with a mental illness -- whether as a family member, friend, or practitioner -- this hands-on reference is for you. The acclaimed What Every Patient, Family, Friend, and Caregiver Needs to Know About Psychiatry is now available in a long-awaited second edition. Like the first, it is written in a simple, concise style for the layperson -- and is packed with need-to-know information on adult psychiatric disorders, including their causes, approaches to treatment, and what caregivers can do to help. It is an excellent resource for therapist's waiting room.

What Every Patient, Family, Friend, and Caregiver Needs to Know About Psychiatry features a wealth of immediately usable guidance for caregivers. It's an excellent text for introduction to psychiatry classes in colleges and nursing schools for helping students develop valuable knowledge and skills to apply in practice.

This one-stop resource is the first place to turn for practical guidance for the latest research-based techniques. You'll • Get a solid understanding of the causes of psychiatric disorders, including stress, genetics and heredity, and emotional and physical problems• Develop hands-on skills for the full range of emotional and mental disorders, including psychosomatic disorders, anxiety, substance abuse, sexual problems, loss, personality and mood disorders, schizophrenia, and cognitive disorders such as Alzheimer's disease • Find out how the psychiatrist should function in the patient-caregiver-doctor relationship -- and learn how to choose a psychotherapist.

This second edition has been extensively revised and updated with new information on diagnostic techniques and brain scans, the role of genetics, new medications and psychotherapeutic approaches, and more. In addition, it features a unique and illuminating look at mental health in our post-9/11 nation, including the rising incidence of posttraumatic stress disorder.

Whether you're a social worker or psychologist, nurse or other professional, friend or family member, you'll get a sound framework to help you achieve better results.

Caring for a person with mental illness requires knowledge, skill, understanding, and strength. What Every Patient, Family, Friend, and Caregiver Needs to Know About Psychiatry gives you a source of guidance and techniques that will make you more confident and successful in your role as practitioner or caregiver.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781585621101
Publisher:
American Psychiatric Publishing, Incorporated
Publication date:
08/28/2003
Edition description:
Second Edition
Pages:
336
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.90(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Table of Contents

Part I: Background and Normal Variations in Stress. A day at the office. Normal development and the life cycle. Heredity, parenting, and society. Stress and common emotional reactions. Managing stress. Part II: How Emotional Illness Differs From Mental Illness. Adjustment disorders and psychosomatic disorders. Anxiety disorders, somatoform disorders, and dissociative disorders. Alcoholism and drug abuse. Sexual problems in our culture. Eating disorders. The emotional effects of loss. Personality disorders. Unusual psychiatric disorders. Part III: Mental Illness: The Psychoses. Mood disorders: depression and manic states. Schizophrenia. Other psychotic disorders. Delirium, dementia, and amnestic and other cognitive disorders. Part IV: Treatment of Emotional and Mental Illness. How a psychiatrist helps. Psychotherapy: who, what, when, and how? Conclusion. Suggested Readings. Index.

American Psychiatric Publishing

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