Diagnosis: Schizophrenia: A Comprehensive Resource (Google eBook)

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Columbia University Press, Aug 13, 2013 - Medical - 192 pages
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A unique book written by and for patients with schizophrenia, with contributions by psychiatrists, psychologists, nurses, social workers, and psychiatric rehabilitation workers. Diagnosis: Schizophrenia is intended to develop and strengthen the understanding of this disease, and to offer tools for patients, their families, and those who provide treatment. Chapters 1 through 15 contain personal stories of patients with schizophrenia, detailing their personal experiences with the first onset of the disease and coping with symptoms. Other chapters provide information on medication, social services, and rehabilitation services.

  

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In the United States, one out of every 100 people suffers from schizophrenia, the mental illness that afflicts Nobel prize winner John Nash, the subject of Sylvia Nasar's A Beautiful Mind and the ... Read full review

Contents

So They Say We Have Schizophrenia
1
in the Beginning
5
So Many Questions The Quick Reference Guide
18
How the Brain Works
27
What Is Schizophrenia?
35
Why Me?
42
Diagnosing Schizophrenia
50
What Will People Think of Me Now?
55
Drugs Alcohol and Safer Sex
114
Under the Microscope
129
Zeldas Story
136
Who Am I Now?
146
Getting the Social Services You Need
155
Vocational Rehabilitation
166
CLIENT ASSISTANCE PROGRAM DIRECTORY
173
VOCATIONAL REHABILITATION DIRECTORY
177

Medication
68
Out of the Hospital and Staying Well
82
Coping with Positive and Negative Symptoms
95
Coping with Other Symptoms and Side Effects
104
OTHER RESOURCES
187
INDEX
191
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Page xi - Acknowledgments We would like to thank a number of people for their support and help in bringing this new edition to fruition.

About the author (2013)

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.

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