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Understanding schizophrenia : a practical guide for patients, families, and health care professionals  Cover Image Book Book

Understanding schizophrenia : a practical guide for patients, families, and health care professionals

Summary: "Written by two physicians with decades of clinical and research experience in the field, this volume helps readers face schizophrenia by understanding what it is and how it is managed. Schizophrenia is a devastating illness that affects more than two million Americans. Written to help anyone who is faced with managing schizophrenia, whether as a patient, friend, or family member, this accessible book is an ideal first stop for practical, up-to-date information. It includes an overview of schizophrenic disorder and provides answers to common questions that arise at different phases of the illness. This brief and to-the-point guide focuses on dealing with many aspects of schizophrenia--complying with treatment, managing crises, being a caregiver, communicating with the care team, and coping skills. The book also provides practical approaches to common issues, such as financial support, housing, employment, interacting with the legal system, stress management, socialization, and negative emotions. Included are useful forms, lists, and a comprehensive collection of resources to access help and information. The goal of this book is to assist patients and their loved ones to effectively face schizophrenia, achieve maximal recovery, and enjoy a good quality of life."--Publisher's description.

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  • OCLC: ocn900016485
  • ISBN: 9781440831515 (eISBN)
  • ISBN: 1440831505 (hbk. : acid-free paper)
  • ISBN: 9781440831508 (hbk. : acid-free paper)
  • Physical Description: viii, 212 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
  • Published: Santa Barbara, California :Praeger, an imprint of ABC-CLIO, LLC,[2015]
  • Publisher: Santa Barbara, California : Praeger, an imprint of ABC-CLIO, LLC, [2015]

Content descriptions

Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents: Facing schizophrenia : quick primer -- Core clinical features of schizophrenia -- What is not schizophrenia? -- Who gets schizophrenia? -- How is schizophrenia diagnosed? -- What is the course and prognosis of schizophrenia? -- Medical treatment of schizophrenia -- Common medication side effects -- Psychological and rehabilitative treatments -- Treatment nonadherence -- Achieving maximal recovery -- Life with schizophrenia -- Assembling your care team -- A manual for caregivers -- Common problems in facing schizophrenia -- Managing crises -- Biological foundations of schizophrenia -- What does the future hold? -- Appendix A: Commonly used antipsychotics for schizophrenia -- Appendix B: Very brief history of schizophrenia -- Appendix C: Recommended resources -- Appendix D: Forms and lists.
Subject: Schizophrenia -- Popular works
Consumer education

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  • 1 of 1 copy available at ASLAN - Network. (Show)
  • 1 of 1 copy available at Asbury University.


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