Diagnosis: Schizophrenia by Rachel Miller

Diagnosis: Schizophrenia

byRachel Miller, Susan E. Mason

Kobo ebook | January 22, 2011

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In this book, thirty-five young, recently diagnosed patients speak about schizophrenia and the process of recovery, while two specialists illuminate the medical science, psychoeducation, and therapeutic needs of those coping with the illness, as well as access to medical benefits and community resources. A remarkably inclusive guide, the volume informs patients, families, friends, and professionals, detailing the possible causes of schizophrenia, medications and side effects, the functioning of the brain, and the value of rehabilitation and other services.

In their dialogues, participants confront shame, stigma, substance use, and relapse issues and the necessity of healthy eating, safe sex practices, and coping skills during recovery. Clinicians elaborate on the symptoms of schizophrenia, such as violent and suicidal thoughts, delusions, hallucinations, memory and concentration problems, trouble getting motivated or organized, and anxiety and mood disorders. Adopting an uplifting tone of manageability, the participants, authors, and clinicians of this volume offer more than advice—they prescribe hope.
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. From 1995 to 2007, she was the senior social worker for the first-episode of schizophrenia continuous care team at Zucker Hillside Hospital in New York.Susan ...
Title:Diagnosis: SchizophreniaFormat:Kobo ebookPublished:January 22, 2011Publisher:Columbia University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0231521022

ISBN - 13:9780231521024

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Table of Contents

Foreword to the Second Edition
Introductory Note
A Note on the Title
About the Authors
Using This Book
Introduction: So They Say We Have Schizophrenia
1. In the Beginning
2. So Many Questions: The Quick Reference Guide
3. How the Brain Works
4. What Is Schizophrenia?
5. Why Me?
6. Diagnosing Schizophrenia
7. What Will People Think of Me Now?
8. Medication
9. Out of the Hospital and Staying Well
10. Coping with Positive and Negative Symptoms
11. Coping with Other Symptoms and Side Effects
12. Drugs, Alcohol, and Safer Sex
13. Under the Microscope
14. Zelda's Story
15.Who Am I Now? 
16. Getting the Social Services You Need
17.Vocational Rehabilitation
Appendix 1. Client Assistance Program Directory
Appendix 2. Vocational Rehabilitation Directory
Appendix 3. Other Resources

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...very important guide to schizophrenia...