If you care for someone with a mental illness -- whether as a
family member, friend, or practitioner -- this hands-on reference
is for you. The acclaimed What Every Patient, Family, Friend, and
Caregiver Needs to Know About Psychiatry is now available in a
long-awaited second edition. Like the first, it is written in a
simple, concise style for the layperson -- and is packed with
need-to-know information on adult psychiatric disorders, including
their causes, approaches to treatment, and what caregivers can do
to help. It is an excellent resource for therapist's waiting
What Every Patient, Family, Friend, and Caregiver Needs to Know
About Psychiatry features a wealth of immediately usable guidance
for caregivers. It's an excellent text for introduction to
psychiatry classes in colleges and nursing schools for helping
students develop valuable knowledge and skills to apply in
This one-stop resource is the first place to turn for practical
guidance for the latest research-based techniques. You'll - Get a
solid understanding of the causes of psychiatric disorders,
including stress, genetics and heredity, and emotional and physical
problems- Develop hands-on skills for the full range of emotional
and mental disorders, including psychosomatic disorders, anxiety,
substance abuse, sexual problems, loss, personality and mood
disorders, schizophrenia, and cognitive disorders such as
Alzheimer's disease - Find out how the psychiatrist should function
in the patient-caregiver-doctor relationship -- and learn how to
choose a psychotherapist.
This second edition has been extensively revised and updated
with new information on diagnostic techniques and brain scans, the
role of genetics, new medications and psychotherapeutic approaches,
and more. In addition, it features a unique and illuminating look
at mental health in our post-9/11 nation, including the rising
incidence of posttraumatic stress disorder.
Whether you're a social worker or psychologist, nurse or other
professional, friend or family member, you'll get a sound framework
to help you achieve better results.
Caring for a person with mental illness requires knowledge,
skill, understanding, and strength. What Every Patient, Family,
Friend, and Caregiver Needs to Know About Psychiatry gives you a
source of guidance and techniques that will make you more confident
and successful in your role as practitioner or caregiver.
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