Surviving Schizophrenia: A Manual for Families, Consumers, and Providers

Surviving Schizophrenia: A Manual for Families, Consumers, and Providers

by E. Fuller Torrey
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Surviving Schizophrenia: A Manual for Families, Consumers, and Providers by E. Fuller Torrey

Since it's first publication in 1983, Surviving Schizophrenia has become the standard reference book on the disease and has helped thousands of patients, their families, and mental health professionals. In clear language, this much–praised and important book describes the nature, causes, symptoms, treatment, and course of schizophrenia. It also explores living with the disease from both the patient and the family's point of view. This new, completely updated fourth edition includes the latest findings on causes of the disease; information about the newest drugs for treatment; and answers to the questions most often asked by families, consumers and providers.

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ISBN-13: 9780060959197
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 04/10/2001
Edition description: Older Edition
Pages: 544
Product dimensions: 5.31(w) x 8.00(h) x 1.22(d)

About the Author

E. Fuller Torrey, M.D., is a research psychiatrist specializing in schizophrenia and bipolar disorder. He is the executive director of the Stanley Medical Research Institute, the founder of the Treatment Advocacy Center, a professor of psychiatry at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, and the author of twenty books. He lives in Bethesda, Maryland.

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Surviving Schizophrenia: A Manual for Families, Patients and Providers 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I read the 4th edition of this book, and it is by far the most amazing and informative book I have read. I highly recommend this for anyone who has a loved one with this illness. It will help you gain so much knowledge and understanding. Every page is packed with facts and useful information from an author who is very knowledgeable and passionate about the subject, has a sister who has the illness, and has done extensive research about it. I have a brother with this illness and I just got the new 6th edition for our family and am looking forward to reading it!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The book is written to apply to professionals, laymen and loved ones living with schizophrenia. As a layman living with a paranoid schizophrenic loved one I cannot recommend it too highly. Although some of the contents are more directed to professionals in the field, it is very easily understood and applicable to those of us living with the disease of schizophrenia.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
it is very informative and well written.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book is an outstanding guide, not only for individuals with mental illness, but also for their family members. It is very educational, helpful, and sensitive to the subject of this devastating illness. I am glad I found this book-it helped me cope with the many struggles I have experienced living with a relative with this illness.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago