Diagnosis: Schizophrenia: A Comprehensive Resource for Consumers, Families, and Helping Professionals

Diagnosis: Schizophrenia: A Comprehensive Resource for Consumers, Families, and Helping Professionals

by Rachel Miller, Susan Mason



Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780231126243
Publisher: Columbia University Press
Publication date: 08/21/2002
Pages: 248
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x (d)
Lexile: 930L (what's this?)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Rachel Miller is a social worker for the National Institute of Mental Health, Child Psychiatry Branch, where she works with children with psychotic disorders and their families.

Susan E. Mason is professor of social work and sociology at Yeshiva University's Wurzweiler School of Social Work, where she teaches courses on psychiatric disorders. She is a fellow at the New York Academy of Medicine and a senior education specialist and fellow for the New York State Social Work Education Consortium.

Table of Contents

Introduction: So They Say We Have Schizophrenia, by Nina Schooler, Ph.D
1. In the Beginning
2. So Many Questions
3. How the Brain Works
4. What is Schizophrenia?
5. Why Me?
6. Diagnosing Schizophrenia
7. What Will People Think of Me Now?
8. Medication
9. Out of the Hospital and Staying Well
10. Coping with Positive and Negative Symptoms
11. Coping with Other Symptoms and Side Effects
12. Drugs, Alcohol, and Safer Sex
13. Under the Microscope
14. Zelda's Story
15. Who Am I Now?
16. Social Services
17. Rehabilitation Services
Appendix I: Client Assistant Program Directory
Appendix II: Vocational Rehabilitation Directory
Appendix III: Other Resources

What People are Saying About This

Shelly A. Wiechelt

Diagnosis: Schizophrenia is packed with detailed information, incorporating new information on the brain, genetic issues, medication management, treatment, and coping with symptoms and problems. It is timely, relevant, and informative. No other book offers such comprehensive coverage in a style that intertwines stories with research. Social workers, counselors, physicians, nurses, psychologists, and students will especially find this volume valuable for its quick information that can be easily shared with patients and their families.

Fang-pei Chen

Very approachable and offers practical advice on managing symptoms of schizophrenia on a day-to-day basis and in different aspects of life, much needed by people moving toward mental health recovery.

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