If Your Adolescent Has Schizophrenia: An Essential Resource for Parents by Raquel E. Gur

If Your Adolescent Has Schizophrenia: An Essential Resource for Parents

byRaquel E. Gur, Ann Braden Johnson

Paperback | February 15, 2006

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Schizophrenia is a disease that afflicts some 2.2 million persons of all ages. It has a wide-ranging impact on the lives of not just the people who have it, but also the people who love them. In an era of de-institutionalization and managed care, parents and other adults, such as teachersand coaches, will become the first line of defense against this serious disease that typically attacks people the late teens or early twenties. If Your Adolescent Has Schizophrenia is an informative guide, written specifically to help adults spot the warning signs and seek appropriate treatment for the young people in their lives. Parents will find a clear definition of the disease, including early indicators of the disease as well asinformation on how to arrange for the proper diagnosis and treatment. Using the experiences of parents with children who have the illness themselves, this book will provide an insiders survival guide for those now facing this illness in their own children. While enormous strides have been made toward identifying likely causes and effective remedies of schizophrenia in recent decades, no one therapeutic regimen works perfectly in all cases. If Your Adolescent Has Schizophrenia will offer readers trusted information and support that will enable them toconfront this disorder head on and get their children meaningful medical and psychosocial help in order to mitigate its effects.

About The Author

Raquel E. Gur, Ph.D., is Professor of Psychiatry, Neurology, and Radiology at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, where she has acted as Director of the Neuropsychiatry section and the Schizophrenia Research Center. Ann Braden Johnson, Ph.D., is a freelance medical writer and a psychotherapist by training.

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Title:If Your Adolescent Has Schizophrenia: An Essential Resource for ParentsFormat:PaperbackDimensions:176 pages, 5.39 × 8.11 × 0.39 inPublished:February 15, 2006Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:019518212X

ISBN - 13:9780195182125

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"Gur and Johnson present a solid overview of schizophrenia in this current, accessible volumethis book will empower parents to seek out the proper professionals, therapies, and medications to help their teen manage and treat the disease. In particular, "How Parents Can Help" sections in eachchapter outline such topics as how parents can proactively seek hospital admission for their child, maintain a proper medication schedule and become involved in the politics of mental health."--Publishers Weekly