Diagnosis: Schizophrenia: A Comprehensive Resource

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Columbia University Press, Sep 5, 2002 - Social Science - 248 pages
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The disease is not fatal but few diagnoses have the capacity to instill as much fear in the hearts of patients and families. Here is a profoundly reassuring book that shows there can be life after a diagnosis of schizophrenia.

The book includes thirty-five first-person accounts, along with chapters by professionals on a wide range of issues from hospitalization to rehabilitation. Jargon-free and technically accurate, the chapters are short and offer up-to-date information on medication, coping skills, social services, clinical research, and much more. Patients and their families can read the book from cover to cover or skip around and select topics as the need arises.

 

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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 (2002)

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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