Living With Schizophrenia: A Family Guide To Making A Difference by Jeffrey RadoLiving With Schizophrenia: A Family Guide To Making A Difference by Jeffrey Rado

Living With Schizophrenia: A Family Guide To Making A Difference

byJeffrey Rado, Philip G. Janicak

Paperback | October 17, 2016

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An estimated 51 million people worldwide have schizophrenia, 2.2 million of them in the United States. While early diagnosis and appropriate treatment improve the long-term prognosis, schizophrenia is a disease that is difficult to manage.

In Living with Schizophrenia, Drs. Jeffrey Rado and Philip G. Janicak, specialists in treating people who have schizophrenia, offer an easy-to-read primer for people with the disorder, along with their families and other caregivers. Drawing on their combined sixty years of clinical and research experience, Drs. Rado and Janicak

· define schizophrenia and explain what is known about its causes· discuss the difference between negative symptoms (such as lack of emotion and social withdrawal) and positive symptoms (such as hallucinations, delusions, and thought disorders)· describe medication and psychosocial and behavioral treatments—and the importance of early diagnosis and treatment for better long-term outcomes· explain what people with schizophrenia and their families can do to help keep the person well· explore how schizophrenia affects the entire family· detail medical conditions that people with schizophrenia are more likely than other people to have—including heart disease, obesity, and diabetes · offer key takeaway points for every topic

Designed for the lay reader and based on the most recent medical literature, Living with Schizophrenia offers information and understanding to help people coping with this often misunderstood disorder to best achieve recovery and healing.

Jeffrey Rado, MD, is a board-certified internist and psychiatrist. He is an associate professor of psychiatry and internal medicine at Northwestern University’s Feinberg School of Medicine. Philip G. Janicak, MD, is the director of the Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation Center at Edward-Elmhurst Healthcare. An adjunct professor in the D...
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Title:Living With Schizophrenia: A Family Guide To Making A DifferenceFormat:PaperbackDimensions:144 pages, 8.5 × 5.5 × 0.36 inPublished:October 17, 2016Publisher:Johns Hopkins University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1421421437

ISBN - 13:9781421421438

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Table of Contents

PrefaceChapter 1 What Is Schizophrenia? Chapter 2 What Causes Schizophrenia? Chapter 3 Biological Therapies for SchizophreniaChapter 4 Psychosocial and Behavioral Treatments for SchizophreniaChapter 5 Staying Well Chapter 6 Schizophrenia and the Family Chapter 7 Medical Conditions and Schizophrenia Conclusion: Looking to the Future NotesIndex

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Concrete, pragmatic, and valuable information for families.