Caring for the Mind: The Comprehensive Guide to Mental Health

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Bantam Books, 1996 - Health & Fitness - 896 pages
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More than 27 million adults and 7.5 million children in the United States have a diagnosable mental disorder--more than the combined total of people with cancer, heart disease, and lung disorders.  This book is the indispensable guide to mental health and mental disorders that they and their families need.  It offers lucid presentations of these conditions in systematic form: what each is, signs and symptoms, causes, diagnosis, treatment (therapy, medications, self-help), risks and complications, impact on relationships, and prognosis.  Enhancing the book's usefulness are checklists, vivid case histories, and a special feature for each disorder: the diagnostic criteria of the American Psychiatric Association's definitiveDiagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, 4th Edition,known asDSM-IV.



"A treasure house ... this title has no equal in breadth, depth, or timeliness."--Library Journal

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Contents

New Understanding New Treatments New Hope
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A new era in 2 The Final Frontier
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Silent No More
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Dianne Hales is one of the country's most widely published authors of books & articles on health subjects. Her husband, Robert E. Hales, M.D., is a nationally renowned psychiatrist. He is professor & chair of the Department of Psychiatry at the University of California, Davis, & the author of more than 125 scientific publications. Together, they are also the co-authors of the definitive, award-winning reference work "Caring for the Mind: The Comprehensive Guide to Mental Health.

Robert E. Hales, M.D., is a nationally renowned psychiatrist. He is professor & chair of the Department of Psychiatry at the University of California, Davis, & the author of more than 125 scientific publications. He & his wife, Dianne Hales, one of the country's most widely published authors of books & articles on health subjects, are also the co-authors of the definitive, award-winning reference work "Caring for the Mind: The Comprehensive Guide to Mental Health.

Allen Frances, M.D., is Professor of Psychiatry and former chairman of the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Science at Duke University. Dr. Frances was chairman of the DSM-IV Task Force and is currently leading an effort to develop expert consensus practice guidelines for the different psychiatric disorders.

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