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The Resource If your adolescent has schizophrenia : an essential resource for parents, Raquel E. Gur and Ann Braden Johnson

If your adolescent has schizophrenia : an essential resource for parents, Raquel E. Gur and Ann Braden Johnson

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If your adolescent has schizophrenia : an essential resource for parents
Title
If your adolescent has schizophrenia
Title remainder
an essential resource for parents
Statement of responsibility
Raquel E. Gur and Ann Braden Johnson
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Language
eng
Summary
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 early twenties. If Your Adolescent Has Schizophrenia is an informative guide, written specifically to help adults spot the warning signs and seek appropriate treatment for the young people in their lives. Parents will find a clear definition of the disease, including early indicators of the disease as well as information on how to arrange for the proper diagnosis and treatment. Using the experiences of parents with children who have the illness themselves, this book will provide an insiders survival guide for those now facing this illness in their own children. While enormous strides have been made toward identifying likely causes and effective remedies of schizophrenia in recent decades, no one therapeutic regimen works perfectly in all cases. If Your Adolescent Has Schizophrenia will offer readers trusted information and support that will enable them to confront this disorder head on and get their children meaningful medical and psychosocial help in order to mitigate its effects
Cataloging source
DLC
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Adolescent mental health initiative
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If your adolescent has schizophrenia : an essential resource for parents, Raquel E. Gur and Ann Braden Johnson
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Publication
Note
"The Annenberg Foundation Trust at Sunnylands, the Annenberg Public Policy Center at the University of Pennsylvania."
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 153-155) and index
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
Control code
61478797
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
x, 163 p.
Isbn
9780195182125
Isbn Type
(9780195182125)
Lccn
2005026317
Label
If your adolescent has schizophrenia : an essential resource for parents, Raquel E. Gur and Ann Braden Johnson
Publication
Note
"The Annenberg Foundation Trust at Sunnylands, the Annenberg Public Policy Center at the University of Pennsylvania."
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 153-155) and index
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
Control code
61478797
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
x, 163 p.
Isbn
9780195182125
Isbn Type
(9780195182125)
Lccn
2005026317

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