The Complete Family Guide to Schizophrenia

The Complete Family Guide to Schizophrenia

Helping your Loved One Get the Most Out of Life

Book - 2006
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Will the person you love ever get better? Chances are you've grappled with the question. With care and support from their families, people with schizophrenia can and do make vast improvements. Noted therapists Kim Mueser and Susan Gingerich deepen your understanding of the illness and cover a wide range of effective treatments. Based on decades of research and experience, they offer pragmatic suggestions for dealing with depression, psychosis, and other symptoms. They show you how to prioritize needs, resolve everyday problems, and encourage your loved one to set life goals. Plus, individual sections highlight special issues for parents, children, siblings, and partners. Whether you’re facing schizophrenia for the first time or you’ve dealt with its impact for years, you’ll discover innovative ways to handle challenges that arise over the course of treatment, from reducing the chances of relapse to making friends and finding work. Recovery isn't an endpoint--it's a lifelong journey. With love, hope, and realistic optimism, striving for it can lead to a richer, more rewarding life for your entire family.

Winner, NAMI/Ken Book Award
Will the person you love ever get better? Chances are you've grappled with the question. With care and support from their families, people with schizophrenia can and do make vast improvements. Noted therapists Kim Mueser and Susan Gingerich deepen your understanding of the illness and cover a wide range of effective treatments. Based on decades of research and experience, they offer pragmatic suggestions for dealing with depression, psychosis, and other symptoms. They show you how to prioritize needs, resolve everyday problems, and encourage your loved one to set life goals. Plus, individual sections highlight special issues for parents, children, siblings, and partners. Whether you’re facing schizophrenia for the first time or you’ve dealt with its impact for years, you’ll discover innovative ways to handle challenges that arise over the course of treatment, from reducing the chances of relapse to making friends and finding work. Recovery isn't an endpoint--it's a lifelong journey. With love, hope, and realistic optimism, striving for it can lead to a richer, more rewarding life for your entire family.

Winner, NAMI/Ken Book Award

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Mueser (psychiatry, community and family medicine, Dartmouth Medical School) and Gingerich, a clinician and consultant, offer detailed, practical coping strategies, illustrated with realistic case studies, for dealing with a loved one's symptoms of schizophrenia. Emphasizing recovery, they provide suggestions for coping with everyday problems and crisis situations, and show how to encourage a loved one to discover meaningful social, work, and leisure activities. After an overview of the illness and treatment, sections cover special issues for different family members, preventing relapses, coping with specific problems such as psychotic symptoms and violence, and quality of life issues such as stigma and self-care. A 25-page section on resources describes hundreds of organizations, print, video, and electronic resources in the US and the English-speaking world. Annotation ©2006 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Publisher: New York : Guilford Press, c2006
ISBN: 9781593851804
1593851804
Branch Call Number: 616.898 Mue
Characteristics: xiv, 481 p
Additional Contributors: Gingerich, Susan

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sarinaamira
May 15, 2012

Not what I need right now but good choice for future reference. :)

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