Understanding Schizophrenia A Practical Guide for Patients Families and Health Care Professionals

Author: Ravinder D. Reddy MD
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 1440831513
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Written by two physicians with decades of clinical and research experience in the field, this volume helps readers face schizophrenia by understanding what it is and how it is managed. • Provides a succinct, introductory guide to getting started on the road to understanding schizophrenia • Answers questions commonly asked at initial diagnosis and later, and explains facts and concepts using real-world examples and pictorial illustrations • Offers practical, evidence-based, and up-to-date information • Clarifies the nonmedical burdens of schizophrenia, such as loneliness, socialization, and coping with negative emotions • Presents an authoritative, reliable alternative to Internet sources that contain biased or inaccurate information • Helps those who are diagnosed with schizophrenia get the most out of their lives

Clinical Handbook of Schizophrenia

Author: Kim T. Mueser
Publisher: Guilford Press
ISBN: 1606237667
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Reviewing the breadth of current knowledge on schizophrenia, this handbook provides clear, practical guidelines for effective assessment and treatment in diverse contexts. Leading authorities have contributed 61 concise chapters on all aspects of the disorder and its clinical management. In lieu of exhaustive literature reviews, each chapter summarizes the state of the science; highlights key points the busy practitioner needs to know; and lists recommended resources, including seminal research studies, invaluable clinical tools, and more. Comprehensive, authoritative, and timely, the volume will enable professionals in any setting to better understand and help their patients or clients with severe mental illness.

The First Episode of Psychosis

Author: Michael T Compton
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780199707003
Format: PDF, Docs
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The First Episode of Psychosis is the ideal book for patients experiencing the frightening and confusing initial episode of psychosis, which often occurs during late adolescence or early adulthood, and which affects nearly 3% of all people over the course of their lifetime. The book covers a range of disorders, focusing on primary psychotic disorders such as schizophrenia and schizophreniform disorder, clearly describing symptoms, early warning signs, and treatment--information that is essential for patients and families faced with the challenges posed by psychosis. The book also discusses psychiatric evaluation, healthy lifestyle choices, and the stigma often associated with mental illnesses. Worksheets allow readers to keep records of symptoms to facilitate communication with care providers, and an extensive glossary clarifies the dizzying array of terms used by medical professionals. Optimistic, practical, and recovery-oriented, The First Episode of Psychosis will help patients and their families to take an active, informed role in their care to ensure the best possible prognosis.

Psychosocial Interventions for People with Schizophrenia

Author: Neil Harris
Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education
ISBN: 1403937591
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Mental health care for people experiencing schizophrenia has changed dramatically over the last twenty years. This book draws on the expertise of a group of experienced clinical practitioners to provide an up-to-date understanding of this condition, and a practical guide to implementing evidence-based psychosocial interventions for people with schizophrenia. Written in a clear and accessible format, this book -covers the historical, social and political perspectives which give meaning to the current position of mental health care -includes up-to-date interventions framed within the context of peoples lives -describes how these interventions translate into specialist areas of practice Using a variety of clinical examples, this text provides a clear overview of schizophrenia, and serves as a comprehensive, practical guide to the understanding, treatment and management of this mental condition.

Introducing Mental Health

Author: Caroline Kinsella
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
ISBN: 1843102609
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The authors explain key concepts in easily understandable language, accessible even to those with no prior knowledge of the subject. They detail the major mental health disorders and the issues and implications surrounding them, and include separate chapters on personality disorder, dual diagnosis and self-harm.

Psychotic Disorders

Author: Oliver Freudenreich
Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
ISBN: 9780781785433
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This new addition to the Practical Guides in Psychiatry series is a clinically oriented pocket guide to diagnosis and treatment of schizophrenia and other psychoses. Using the conversational style and case vignettes found in all Practical Guides in Psychiatry titles, Dr. Freudenreich shows how to recognize psychotic signs and symptoms, arrive at a clinical diagnosis that explains the psychosis, and treat the disorder. Close attention is given to management of medical comorbidity, antipsychotic-induced side effects, and drug interactions. Coverage also includes prognostic considerations and forensic and social aspects of schizophrenia. Appendices contain pocket cards covering emergencies, rating scales, and wellness. The Practical Guides in Psychiatry series provides quick, concise information for professionals on the front lines of mental health care. Written in an easy-to-read, conversational style, these invaluable resources take you through each step of the psychiatric care process, delivering fast facts and helpful strategies that help you provide effective and compassionate care to your patients.

Primary Health Care Psychiatry

Author: Sean Exner Baumann
Publisher: Juta and Company Ltd
ISBN: 9780702172984
Format: PDF, Docs
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Written to be highly readable, this book is intended to be practical, broad in scope, and accessible to a wide range of disciplines and readers with various levels of knowledge of psychiatry. Rather than be just a reference manual, this book uses a novel problem-based format which allows readers to understand symptoms and solutions in context rather than as isolated incidents of human behavior. To maintain currency, the book also includes new material on ethics and the philosophy of psychiatry.

Occupational Therapy in Mental Health

Author: Catana Brown
Publisher: F.A. Davis
ISBN: 0803625103
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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This Client-centered, recovery-oriented text gives voice to the lived experience of mental illness across the life span. You will be guided through the assessment and interventions of individuals with mental health conditions and those whose life circumstances generate significant challenges to their participation in valued activities.

Schizophrenia

Author: Maryellen Walsh
Publisher: William Morrow & Co
ISBN:
Format: PDF
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A critical study of the myths and realities of schizophrenia discusses the symptoms of the disease and offers a practical guide for families and friends of schizophrenics on ways to cope with the problem

The Social Worker and Psychotropic Medication Toward Effective Collaboration with Clients Families and Providers

Author: Kia J. Bentley
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 1285419006
Format: PDF, Mobi
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This up-to-date primer on psychopharmacology and psychosocial interventions serves as a useful resource as you expand your daily roles in psychiatric medication management. Presenting material within a contemporary framework of partnership practice that is rich with case examples, the authors offer facts, myths, and relevant information about psychotropic medication in an easy-to-access manner. Content on a variety of topics, including coverage of children and adolescents, helps you become more responsive to the medication-related concerns of mental health clients--and work more collaboratively on these issues with families and other mental health care providers. Data from the authors' national survey of randomly selected NASW members provides information that enables you to be aware and active with respect to clients' medication-related dilemmas, but also mindful of the sociopolitical context of prescription practice in psychiatry. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.