A Way Out of Madness: Dealing with Your Family After You've Been Diagnosed with a Psychiatric Disorder

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AuthorHouse, Mar 15, 2010 - Family & Relationships - 176 pages
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Family conflict can wreak havoc on people diagnosed with psychiatric disorders. A Way Out of Madness offers guidance in resolving family conflict and taking control of your life. The book also includes personal accounts of family healing by people who were themselves psychiatrically diagnosed.

Contributors include:

Patch Adams, M.D., inspiration for Robin Williams film

Joanne Greenberg, author, I Never Promised You a Rose Garden

David Oaks, director, MindFreedom International

Will Hall, co-founder, Freedom Center

 

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Contents

The Nature of Family Conflict 1
3
3 Those of Your Parents
9
Dealing with Feelings of Shame and Stigma 5
19
Your Relationship with the Mental Health System 6
25
The Basis for Respect 7
31
Dealing with Anger Frustration and Grief 8
39
Practicing a Healthy Lifestyle 10
49
Dealing With Money 11
57
Points of No ReturnTurning Points with Family 14
73
The Harm of Early Hurt 16
89
The Family Messiah 17
97
Attachments Lost And Found 18
105
My Family and I 20
119
Best Friends with Mom 23
135
What They Dont Tell You You Can Tell Your Family 25
151
Copyright

Distance Versus Closeness with Your Family 13
67

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About the author (2010)

Daniel Mackler, LCSW is a therapist and filmmaker in New York City. He is the co-editor of Beyond Medication: Therapeutic Engagement and the Recovery from Psychosis and the director of Take These Broken Wings, a documentary on recovery from schizophrenia without medication.

Matthew Morrissey, MFT is a therapist in San Francisco and a board member of both MindFreedom International and the Northern California Society for Psychoanalytic Psychology.

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