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Diagnosis : Schizophrenia, a comprehensive resource for patients, families, and helping professionals

Author: Rachel Miller, (Social worker); Susan Elizabeth Mason
Publisher: New York : Columbia University Press, ©2002.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A book written by and for patients with schizophrenia, with contributions by psychiatrists, psychologists, nurses, social workers, and psychiatrists, psychologists, nurses, social workers, and psychiatric rehabilitation workers. "Diagnosis: Schizophrenia" is intended to develop and strengthen the understanding of this disease, and to offer tools for patients, their families, and those who provide treatment.
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Genre/Form: Case studies
Case Reports
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Rachel Miller, (Social worker); Susan Elizabeth Mason
ISBN: 0231126247 9780231126243 0231126255 9780231126250
OCLC Number: 48450992
Notes: Includes index.
Description: xviii, 192 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Foreword --
Introductory note --
Acknowledgments --
About the authors --
Using this book --
Introduction : so they say we have schizophrenia --
In the beginning --
So many questions : the quick reference guide --
How the brain works --
What is schizophrenia? --
Why me? --
Diagnosing schizophrenia --
What will people think of me now? --
Medication --
Out of the hospital and staying well --
Coping with positive and negative symptoms --
Coping with other symptoms and side effects --
Drugs, alcohol, and safer sex --
Under the microscope --
Zelda's story --
Who am I now? --
Getting the social services you need --
Vocational rehabilitation --
Client assistance program directory --
Vocational rehabilitation directory.
Responsibility: [edited by] Rachel Miller and Susan E. Mason.
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Aims to show that there can be life after a diagnosis of schizophrenia. This book includes chapters on various issues from hospitalization to rehabilitation. It offers information on medication,  Read more...

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An excellent guide for patients and their families. -- Dale Farris Library Journal (starred review) Far easier to understand than the classic title for schizophrenics and their families. Publishers Read more...

 
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