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If your adolescent has schizophrenia : an essential resource for parents

Author: Raquel E Gur; Ann Braden Johnson; Annenberg Foundation Trust at Sunnylands.; Annenberg Public Policy Center.
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2006.
Series: Annenberg Foundation Trust at Sunnylands' adolescent mental health initiative.
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Schizophrenia is a disease that afflicts some 2.2 million persons of all ages. It has a wide-ranging impact on the lives of not just the people who have it, but also the people who love them. In an era of de-institutionalization and managed care, parents and other adults, such as teachers and coaches, will become the first line of defense against this serious disease that attacks people in their the late teens or  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Popular Works
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Raquel E Gur; Ann Braden Johnson; Annenberg Foundation Trust at Sunnylands.; Annenberg Public Policy Center.
ISBN: 0195182111 019518212X 9780195182118 9780195182125
OCLC Number: 61478797
Notes: "The Annenberg Foundation Trust at Sunnylands, the Annenberg Public Policy Center at the University of Pennsylvania."
Description: x, 163 p. ; 22 cm.
Contents: 1. Introduction : a parent's nightmare --
2. Understanding the disorder : what it is and what to expect --
Definition of schizophrenia --
Signs and symptoms of schizophrenia --
Diagnosis of schizophrenia : what does it tell you? --
What causes schizophrenia? --
Schizophrenia and related problems --
The dangers of doing nothing --
Future prospects --
3. Getting the right treatment for your child : medications, therapy, and more --
Treatment providers : who they are and how to find the right ones --
Psychopharmacology, or treating with medication --
Behavioral and psychological therapies --
Medication plus psychotherapy --
Hospitalization --
Outpatient therapy --
Partial hospitalization or intensive outpatient treatment --
Continuity of care --
Other therapeutic options : psychiatric rehabilitation --
Adherence : getting the most out of treatment --
Treating associated problems --
Navigating the health care system --
4. Everyday life --
Dealing with your own feelings --
Dealing with the stigma of mental illness --
Managing your relationship with your child : acceptance and communication --
Managing daily life --
Finding support for family and patient alike --
Paul : a story of recovery --
5. Prevention of schizophrenia : the challenges --
6. Conclusion : a call for action --
Obtaining essential services --
Educating others --
Glossary --
Resources --
Essential reading --
Organizations and services --
Appendix 1. Diagnostic criteria for schizophrenia --
Appendix 2. Assertive community treatment (ACT) and supported employment programs.
Series Title: Annenberg Foundation Trust at Sunnylands' adolescent mental health initiative.
Responsibility: Raquel E. Gur and Ann Braden Johnson.
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