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

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Thomas E. Allen
Scarecrow Press, Jan 1, 2001 - Medical - 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

Introduction
1
Delirium Dementia Amnestic and Other Cognitive Disorders
21
SubstanceRelated Disorders
29
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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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