The Family Guide to Mental Health Care

Author: Lloyd I. Sederer
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
ISBN: 0393708810
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Advice on Helping Your Loved Ones, from the medical director of the country's largest state mental health system and the mental health editor of The Huffington Post More than fifty million people a year are diagnosed with some form of mental illness. It spares no sex, race, age, ethnicity, or income level. And left untreated, mental disorders can devastate our families and communities. Family members and friends are often the first to realize when someone has a problem, but it is hard to know how to help or where to turn. Our mental health “system” can feel like a bewildering and frustrating maze. How can you tell that someone has a mental illness? What are the first and best steps for you to take? Where do you go to find the right care? The Family Guide to Mental Health Care is the first comprehensive print resource for the millions of people who have loved ones suffering from some kind of mental illness. In this book, families can find the answers to their most urgent questions. What medications are helpful and are some as dangerous as I think? Is there a way to navigate privacy laws so I can discuss my adult daughter’s treatment with her doctor? Is my teenager experiencing typical adolescent distress or an illness? From understanding depression, bipolar illness and anxiety to eating and traumatic disorders, schizophrenia, and much more, readers will learn what to do and how to help. Real-life scenarios and authoritative information are written in a compassionate, reader-friendly way, including checklists to bring to a doctor’s appointment so you can ask the right questions. For readers who fear they will never see the light at the end of the tunnel, this book gives hope and a path forward. As one of the nation’s leading voices on quality care in mental health, Dr. Lloyd Sederer has played a singular role in advancing services for those with mental illness. Now, the wealth of his expertise and clear guidance is at your disposal. From the first signs of a problem to sorting through the variety of treatment options, you and your family will be able to walk into a doctor’s office know what to do and what to ask.

The Family Guide to Mental Health Care

Author: Lloyd I. Sederer
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
ISBN: 0393707946
Format: PDF
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Counsels those dealing with a family member's mental illness on medications, medical privacy laws, depression, anxiety, bipolar illness, and eating disorders, and includes a checklist of questions to ask at a doctor's visit.

The Family Guide to Mental Health Care

Author: Lloyd I. Sederer
Publisher: W. W. Norton
ISBN: 9780393710632
Format: PDF, ePub
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Counsels those dealing with a family member's mental illness on medications, medical privacy laws, depression, anxiety, bipolar illness, and eating disorders, and includes a checklist of questions to ask at a doctor's visit.

Mental Health Naturally

Author: Kathi Kemper
Publisher: Amer Academy of Pediatrics
ISBN: 9781581103106
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Provides an overview on the vitamins, supplements, herbs, holistic treatments, and lifestyle changes that can be used to treat well-known mental illnesses.

The Family Intervention Guide to Mental Illness

Author: Bodie Morey
Publisher: New Harbinger Publications
ISBN: 1572245069
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Outlines the nine fundamental steps to recognizing, managing, and recovering from mental illness, and provides both diagnostic information and details about therapy options and useful medications.

Helping Someone with Mental Illness

Author: Rosalynn Carter
Publisher: Harmony
ISBN: 0307807258
Format: PDF, Kindle
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The first thing you need to know is that life isn't over. "The good news," writes Mrs. Carter in Helping Someone with Mental Illness, "is that with proper diagnosis and treatment, the overwhelming majority of people with mental illness can now lead productive lives." Based on Mrs. Carter's twenty-five years of advocacy and the latest data from the Rosalynn Carter Symposia for Mental Illness, her book offers step-by-step information on what to do after the diagnosis: seeking the best treatment; evaluating health-care providers; managing workplace, financial, and legal matters. Mrs. Carter addresses the latest breakthroughs in understanding, research, and treatment of schizophrenia, depression, manic depression, panic attacks, obsessive-compulsive disorder, and other mental disorders. She also discusses the emotional and psychological issues in caregiving for people with mental illness and offers concrete suggestions to help erase the prejudice and discrimination based on misinformation about mental illness. Her book is also a rich clearinghouse that guides readers to hundreds of specialized resources, including organizations, hot lines, newsletters, videos, books, websites, and more. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Military Mental Health Care

Author: Cheryl Lawhorne-Scott
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
ISBN: 1442220945
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Military Mental HealthCare is both a resource for struggling veterans and a useful tool for their loved ones or anyone looking for ways to support the veterans in their lives.

Improving Mental Health

Author: Lloyd I. Sederer, M.D.
Publisher: American Psychiatric Pub
ISBN: 161537082X
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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In Improving Mental Health: Four Secrets in Plain Sight, Dr. Lloyd Sederer, a renowned psychiatrist, clinical administrator, and public health advocate, explores four foundational truths he has identified over his extensive career. These "secrets," as he calls them, are hidden in plain sight. They are epiphanies, which can enable practitioners, patients and families to better understand mental illness and improve lives. Written for clinicians in both mental health and primary care, as well as lay readers, this eloquent and concise book is full of apt, beautifully crafted patient stories designed to illuminate four secrets for a happier life. Dr. Sederer also uses historical incidents, wisdom culled from books and movies, and research findings to support his theme. Rarely are books written for mental health practitioners so richly drawn, compassionate, and insightful. Improving Mental Health: Four Secrets in Plain Sight will help clinicians understand their patients—and patients understand themselves.

The Complete Guide to Mental Health for Women

Author: Lauren Slater
Publisher: Beacon Press
ISBN: 9780807029251
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Drawing on the latest thinking in psychiatry and psychology, and written for women of diverse backgrounds, this guide to women's mental health provides a comprehensive and readable overview to the psychological issues that concern women most.

Diagnosing and Treating Mental Illness

Author: John V. Wylie
Publisher: Demers Books Llc
ISBN:
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A clinical psychiatrist offers guidelines for distinguishing between normal emotional problems and psychiatric conditions needing treatment or referral, covering such mental illnesses as anxiety, compulsion, pathological anger, and post-traumatic stress disorder.