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|Description:||267 pages ; 23 cm|
|Contents:||Pt I. The fourth generation: Alex and Sammy : 1. Alex by the dumpster: Other answers, The best predictor, Matters of degree and prevalence, Fictions and facts of mental illness ; 2. Early signs and risk factors: The science of risk, The fine print of predispositions, How young?, The childhood risk factors for scizophrenia ; 3. "Boys will be boys" and other lies we tell ourselves at 3:00 a.m.: Chardonnay, cannabis, and other drugs of choice, Bad conduct, Will he grow out of it? ; 4. Before the storm: pre-onset diagnosis: Detecting early psychosis in teenagers, The false positive, Anywhere but here, Enough is enough ; 5. Onset: The list of early warning signs of psychosis, The plastic brain in action, Finding the cliff's edge, Alex on and off meds ; 6. My little prince comes undone: Adolescents and antidepressants, The antidepressant-suicide link investigated, "Mom, I'm joining the Marines," A leg up or down --
pt. II. Revisiting the family illness: generations two and three :7. The depressed mother: Therapy is not a career, Mothers, children, and depression, Your brain at risk for depression, The risk of doing nothing, My little yellow pills ; 8. My sister Rita: mental illness and self-medication: a war on drugs, Denial and deceit, Which comes first?, Collateral damage ; 9. My father Red: "The heart-ache and the thousand natural shocks that flesh is heir to": From vice to disease, Raised by alcohol, Screening and predicting deadly family patterns ; 10. The first generation, my grandfather: The Irish factor, The first lethal gene is found, Desperately seeking answers, Artifacts in search of facts ; 11. Grandpa's psychological autopsy: Unravelling an unthinkable act, Preventing suicide, Suicide prevention for paretnts and teachers, Death by train, The new "official story" --
pt. III. The science and practice of rcovery and prevention : 12. Thoughts of all orders, Defining recovery, Other voices of recovery, The cost of creativity ; 13. Fron inkblots to alleles: Two days as a lab rat, Comparable disease models: Alzheimer's and Parkinson'sThe new, new genetics in action ; 14. Preventing mental illness : First line of defense, Getting the right mental health care, using family history as a guide for treatment choices, The long reach of stigma, Learning resiliency, The new, new parenting, The top ten things a parent can do to safeguard a child's mental health.
|Responsibility:||Victoria Costello ; foreword by Terrie E. Moffitt.|