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The family guide to mental health care

Author: Lloyd I Sederer
Publisher: Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, a part of Gale, Cengage Learning Gale, [2013]
Series: Thorndike Press large print health, home & learning.
Edition/Format:   Large print book : English : Large print editionView all editions and formats
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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. 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. In this compassionate, comprehensive, and reader-friendly  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Lloyd I Sederer
ISBN: 9781410459916 1410459918
OCLC Number: 830206232
Description: 635 pages ; 23 cm.
Contents: Mental illness: what families can do --
The facts about diagnosis and treatment --
Principles of good care --
Getting help: the referral, the doctor, the meeting --
The places you may go --
A world of hurt: the faces of mental illness. I, Depression and anxiety disorders ; II, Eating and personality disorders ; III, Schizophrenia, acute psychotic disorder, and bipolar disorder --
Medications: what to know, what to ask --
Psychotherapy and rehabilitation --
The buck never seems to stop: paying for mental health care --
Mental health and the law --
Recovery : why believe?
Series Title: Thorndike Press large print health, home & learning.
Responsibility: by Lloyd I. Sederer, MD ; foreword by Glenn Close.

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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. 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. In this compassionate, comprehensive, and reader-friendly guide, families can find answers to their most urgent questions about illnesses, treatment, medications, and navigating the mental health system.

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