Straight Talk about Your Mental Health
Too often, mental health care is postponed due to fears about what treatment might entail. Now Dr. James Morrison, a highly experienced practitioner with a no-nonsense approach, provides up-to-date facts and reliable advice about what might be wrong and what you can do about it. Explaining what really works for a wide range of psychological difficulties, Dr. Morrison gives frank and empathetic answers to all the common questions, plus many you may not even think of asking:
*Why do I have these symptoms and when will they get better?
*How safe are drugs like Prozac--and what about herbal remedies?
*What will I have to go through to find out what's wrong?
*How will I know if I've found a good therapist?
*How can I get the best care when my insurance and finances are limited?
*What can I expect in the months and years ahead?
Whether you feel trapped by depression or driven by anxiety, whether you're worried about an aging parent's memory loss or a spouse's mood swings, Straight Talk gives you the knowledge you need now and anticipates what you'll need in the future. It helps you make well-informed choices about this critical aspect of health and well-being--for yourself and those you love.
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Straight talk about your mental healthUser Review - Not Available - Book Verdict
Morrison (clinical psychiatry, Oregon Health and Science Univ.; DSM-IV Made Easy) adds to his growing list of works this effective lay readers' guide to treating mental illness. As the author ... Read full review
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What Is My Role in Treatment?
Introduction to Psychiatric Drugs
Mania and Mood Swings
Anxiety and Panic
Posttraumatic Stress Disorder
Psychosis and Schizophrenia
Drugs to Treat Anxiety and Insomnia
Drugs for Dementia
Medications to Treat Substance Abuse
Nondrug Physical Treatments