A Primer on Mental Disorders: A Guide for Educators, Families, and Students

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Scarecrow Press, 2001 - Health & Fitness - 174 pages
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From four practicing physicians comes this down-to-earth, easy to understand introduction to mental disorders -- essentially a "what is it" book to help identify disorders, understand the ramifications, and assist teachers and families in providing a supportive environment for students and others who suffer from various disorders. Arranged by broad category (following the DSM-IV-TR, the standard reference for medical professionals), disorders are described, along with notes about treatment and a list of helpful resources for the classroom, library, and home. Appendixes list important advocacy and support groups, appropriate videos for classroom viewing, and Web sites for further information. This useful tool makes a difficult subject readily accessible to students, teachers, and the general public, and, as such, belongs in every school and public library, as well as institutions of higher learning and the offices of school counselors and administrators.
 

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Contents

Elimination Disorders
16
Other Disorders Separation Anxiety Disorder
17
Delirium Dementia Amnestic and Other Cognitive Disorders
21
Dementia
22
Amnestic Disorder
24
Postconcussional Disorder
26
SubstanceRelated Disorders
29
Intoxication and Toxic Effects
31
Withdrawal
34
SubstanceInduced Disorders
36
Schizophrenia and Other Psychotic Disorders
39
Mood Disorders
43
Bipolar Disorders
45
Anxiety Disorders
49
ObsessiveCompulsive Disorder
52
Posttraumatic Stress Disorder
53
Generalized Anxiety Disorder
55
Somatoform Disorders
57
Conversion Disorder
58
Pain Disorder
60
Hypochondriasis
61
Body Dysmorphic Disorder
62
Factitious Disorders
65
Dissociative Disorders
67
Dissociative Fugue
69
Dissociative Identity Disorder
70
Depersonalization Disorder
72
Kleptomania
93
Pyromania
94
Pathological Gambling
95
Trichotillomania
97
Adjustment Disorders
99
Personality Disorders
101
Schizoid Personality Disorder
102
Schizotypal Personality Disorder
104
Antisocial Personality Disorder
105
Borderline Personality Disorder
106
Histrionic Personality Disorder
108
Narcissistic Personality Disorder
110
Avoidant Personality Disorder
111
Dependent Personality Disorder
113
ObsessiveCompulsive Personality Disorder
115
Other Conditions
117
MedicationInduced Movement Disorders
118
Other Syndromes
120
Where Do We Go from Here?
123
How to Use the Appendix Sections
125
Numerical Listing of DSMIVTR Diagnoses and Codes
127
Listing of Advocacy and SelfHelp Resources
137
Sources of Additional Information for the Layperson for Diagnoses Medication Psychotherapy Referrals
155
Mental Health Web Site Resources for Educators Families and Students
163
Index
167
About the Authors
173
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The authors are all mainstream doctors, educated at top medical institutions: Thomas E. Allen, M.D. (Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons); Mayer C. Liebman, M.D. (New York University School of Medicine); Lee Crandall Park, M.D. (www.leecrandallparkmd.net) (Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine) and William C. Wimmer, M.D. (University of Maryland School of Medicine).

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