The effects of schizophrenia can be devastating for both the 3.3 million adults living with the disease as well as their families and friends. This guide offers help to those who suffer from schizophrenia and their loved ones, including information on how to:
- Get a correct diagnosis
- Understand the various types of schizophrenia
- Handle resulting problems such as substance abuse
- Find the right doctor
- Choose and manage medications
- Find support from family, friends, and the community
- Volunteer and spread awareness for the cause
Symptoms of schizophrenia and resulting problems can be severe. In this book, sufferers find the information, reassurance, and advice they need to work toward a better life.
1.--Schizophrenia basics 2.--What causes schizophrenia? 3.--What type of schizophrenia are you dealing with? 4.--Related psychotic disorders 5.--Symptoms of schizophrenia 6.--Warning signs of schizophrenia 7.--Schizophrenia-like symptoms in other medical conditions 8.--Impressions of schizophrenia 9.--Treating schizophrenia with drugs 10.--Therapy for schizophrenia 11.--What if nothing works? 12.--Other views of schizophrenia and current treatments 13.--Ensuring good psychiatric care 14.--Should a person with schizophrenia live at home? 15.--What you can do to aid recovery 16.--Success stories and case histories 17.--How to handle a schizophrenia emergency 18.--Support for the caregiver 19.--Advocating for better understanding and treatment 19.--the promise of future research.
Number Of Pages: 304
Published: 18th July 2009