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First Person Accounts of Mental Illness and Recovery.

Author: LeCroy.; Craig Winston; Holschuh.; Jane.
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, 2012.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats

In First Person Accounts of Mental Illness, the personal stories of individuals experiencing schizophrenia, mood disorders, anxiety disorders, personality disorders, substance use disorders, and  Read more...


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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: LeCroy.; Craig Winston; Holschuh.; Jane.
ISBN: 9780470444528 0470444525
OCLC Number: 941150587
Description: 528 s
Contents: Acknowledgments xv Introduction xvii About the Editors xxxi 1 Schizophrenia and Other Psychotic Disorders 1 Schizophrenia 6 The Best Medicine 6 Susan A. Salsman Recovery as Discovery 9 Paolo Scotti Understanding Health as a Continuum 14 Leslie Greenblat Psychiatry and Oppression: A Personal Account of Compulsory Admission and Medical Treatment 19 Benjamin Gray Powerful Choices: Peer Support and Individualized Medication Self-Determination 25 Corinna West Schizoaffective Disorders 38 Snapshots: The First Symptoms of Psychosis 38 Kristen B. Fowler Why Having a Mental Illness Is Not Like Having Diabetes 43 Anonymous 2 Mood Disorders 49 Depressive Disorders 53 Depression: Disease, Loneliness, Social Isolation, Suicide, Negative Thoughts ... 53 Bec Morrison My Confession: My Life Had Come to a Stop 57 Leo Tolstoi Willow Weep for Me: A Black Woman s Journey Through Depression 61 Meri Nana-Ama Danquah I Wish I Had Gotten Help Sooner: My Struggle With Postpartum Depression 66 Marcie Ramirez My Journey Through Postpartum Depression 72 Jessica Rodrigo-Dunican Bipolar Disorders 76 Living with the Dragon: The Long Road to Self-Management of Bipolar II 76 Peter Amsel On Madness: A Personal Account of Rapid Cycling Bipolar Disorder 91 Anonymous Random Scribblings on Bipolar Disorder 97 Michael Napiorkowski Being Bipolar: Living on Both Sides of the Coin 101 Susan Michele Vale 3 Anxiety Disorders 105 Panic Disorder 108 You Have Anxiety? 108 Kelly Orbison Susan s Story 115 Susan Ludeman Phobias 122 On the Outside Looking In 122 Daniela Grazia Mysophobia 133 Catherine Taylor Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) 142 Flux 142 Frank R. DeFulgentis Rituals, Routines, and Recovery: Living With OCD 153 Jared Douglas Kant with Martin Franklin and Linda Wasmer Andrews It ll Be Okay. How I Kept Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) From Ruining My Life 160 Shannon Shy Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) 175 Emotional Triangle 175 Blazie Holling Panic, Anxiety, PTSD, and My Experiences of Healing Through Multiple Avenues of Psychotherapy 181 Catherine McCall The Demons of War Are Persistent: A Personal Story of Prolonged PTSD 189 Art W. Schade 4 Personality Disorders 197 My Path to Recovery 199 Melanie Green A Classic Case of Borderline Personality Disorder 203 Lynn Williams Loud in the House of Myself 207 Stacy Pershall 5 Substance-Related Disorders 215 Goodbye, Johnnie Walker 217 Neil Davidson Untitled 228 Aaron J. French A Nurse s Journey Through Loss, Addiction, and Recovery 232 Michelle Walter 6 Eating Disorders 237 Dying by Inches 239 Emily Troscianko Big Little 263 Priscilla Becker Binging and Purging to Stay Alive 276 Anonymous Life With an Eating Disorder 281 Laura Bette 7 Impulse Control Disorders 285 The Numbers of My Obsession 286 Mia Zamora Memoirs of a Compulsive Firesetter 294 Sarah Wheaton Dan s Story 298 Anonymous 8 Delirium, Dementia, and Amnestic and Other Cognitive Disorders 303 Before It s Too Late 306 Jane McAllister Poor Memory: A Case Report 310 Malcolm L. Meltzer Parkinson s: A Patient s View 317 Sidney Dorros 9 Somatoform Disorders 323 A Psychosomatic Study of Myself 325 F. Wertham Bigorexia: Bodybuilding and Muscle Dysmorphia 339 Anonymous Hypochondria 341 Heather Menzies Jones 10 Dissociative Disorders 345 Coping Strategies 348 Ruth Dee Family Talk 358 Barbara Hope Fractured Mind, One Heart? 361 Robert B. Oxnam 11 Sexual and Gender Identity Disorders 365 Sexual Pain Disorders 369 Vaginismus: The Blessing of Botox 369 Rachel Paraphilias 374 The Armed Robbery Orgasm: A Lovemap Autobiography of Masochism 374 Ronald Keys and John Money Gender Identity Disorders 377 A Rose in Bloom 377 April Rose Schneider Time for a Good Transgender Story 388 Kam Wai Kui 12 Sleep Disorders 401 An Insomniac s Slant on Sleep 404 Gayle Greene My Story of Narcolepsy 414 Patricia Higgins 13 Disorders Usually First Diagnosed in Infancy, Childhood, or Adolescence 421 Pervasive Developmental Disorders 426 Communication Impairment 426 John Elder Robison Alien: A Story of Asperger s Syndrome 431 Stephanie Mayberry The Experience of Infantile Autism 440 Tony W. Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) 444 The Only Me That We Have Ever Known 444 Katy Rollins Tic Disorders 450 A Tourette Story 450 Rick Fowler Searching for Answers 455 Crystal Thomas Index 467


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