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A Primer on Mental Disorders : A Guide for Educators, Families, and Students - Thomas E. Allen

A Primer on Mental Disorders

A Guide for Educators, Families, and Students

Hardcover Published: 28th January 2001
ISBN: 9780810839199
Number Of Pages: 192

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From four practicing physicians comes this down-to-earth, easy to understand introduction to mental disorders -- essentially a "what is it" book to help identify disorders, understand the ramifications, and assist teachers and families in providing a supportive environment for students and others who suffer from various disorders. Arranged by broad category (following the DSM-IV-TR, the standard reference for medical professionals), disorders are described, along with notes about treatment and a list of helpful resources for the classroom, library, and home. Appendixes list important advocacy and support groups, appropriate videos for classroom viewing, and Web sites for further information. This useful tool makes a difficult subject readily accessible to students, teachers, and the general public, and, as such, belongs in every school and public library, as well as institutions of higher learning and the offices of school counselors and administrators.

Teachers and school administrators who have students or parents suffering from the listed conditions will find the beginning of guidance here and will be able to formulate intelligent questions as they seek help beyond this text. High school and college students will find the text useful both for research and to come to a clearer understanding of the mental health issues faced by themselves, their friends, and their families. * VOYA * Handy and readable. * Medical Reference Services Quarterly * A useful first source of guidance and consultation for nonprofessionals, this is recommended for public libraries and collections serving counselors and health educators. * Library Journal * Teachers and school administrators who have students or parents suffering from the listed conditions will find the beginning of guidance here and will be able to formulate intelligent questions as they seek help beyond this text. High school and college students will find the text useful both for research and to come to a clearer understanding of the mental health issues faced by themselves, their friends, and their families. VOYA Handy and readable. Medical Reference Services Quarterly A useful first source of guidance and consultation for nonprofessionals, this is recommended for public libraries and collections serving counselors and health educators. Library Journal

Forewordp. ix
Prefacep. xi
Acknowledgmentsp. xiii
Introductionp. 1
Disorders Usually First Diagnosed in Infancy, Childhood, or Adolescence
Mental Retardationp. 3
Learning Disordersp. 5
Motor Skills Disorder--Developmental Coordination Disorderp. 6
Communication Disordersp. 7
Pervasive Developmental Disordersp. 8
Attention-Deficit and Disruptive Behavior Disordersp. 10
Feeding or Eating Disorders of Infancy or Early Childhoodp. 13
Tic Disordersp. 14
Elimination Disordersp. 16
Other Disordersp. 17
Delirium, Dementia, Amnestic, and Other Cognitive Disorders
Deliriump. 21
Dementiap. 22
Amnestic Disorderp. 24
Postconcussional Disorderp. 26
Substance-Related Disorders
Dependence and Abusep. 29
Intoxication and Toxic Effectsp. 31
Withdrawalp. 34
Substance-Induced Disordersp. 36
Schizophrenia and Other Psychotic Disordersp. 39
Mood Disorders
Depressive Disordersp. 43
Bipolar Disordersp. 45
Anxiety Disorders
Panic Disorder and Phobiasp. 49
Obsessive-Compulsive Disorderp. 52
Posttraumatic Stress Disorderp. 53
Generalized Anxiety Disorderp. 55
Somatoform Disorders
Somatization Disorderp. 57
Conversion Disorderp. 58
Pain Disorderp. 60
Hypochondriasisp. 61
Body Dysmorphic Disorderp. 62
Factitious Disordersp. 65
Dissociative Disorders
Dissociative Amnesiap. 67
Dissociative Fuguep. 69
Dissociative Identity Disorderp. 70
Depersonalization Disorderp. 72
Sexual and Gender Identity Disorders
Sexual Dysfunctionp. 75
Paraphiliap. 77
Gender Identity Disorderp. 79
Eating Disorders
Anorexia Nervosap. 81
Bulimia Nervosap. 82
Sleep Disorders
Dyssomniasp. 85
Parasomniasp. 87
Impulse-Control Disorders
Intermittent Explosive Disorderp. 91
Kleptomaniap. 93
Pyromaniap. 94
Pathological Gamblingp. 95
Trichotillomaniap. 97
Adjustment Disordersp. 99
Personality Disorders
Paranoid Personality Disorderp. 101
Schizoid Personality Disorderp. 102
Schizotypal Personality Disorderp. 104
Antisocial Personality Disorderp. 105
Borderline Personality Disorderp. 106
Histrionic Personality Disorderp. 108
Narcissistic Personality Disorderp. 110
Avoidant Personality Disorderp. 111
Dependent Personality Disorderp. 113
Obsessive-Compulsive Personality Disorderp. 115
Other Conditions
Psychological Factors Affecting Medical (Physical) Conditionsp. 117
Medication-Induced Movement Disordersp. 118
Other Syndromesp. 120
Conclusions--Where Do We Go from Here?p. 123
How to Use the Appendix Sectionsp. 125
Appendixes
Numerical Listing of DSM-IV--TR Diagnoses and Codesp. 127
Listing of Advocacy and Self-Help Resourcesp. 137
Sources of Additional Information for the Layperson for Diagnoses, Medication, Psychotherapy, Referralsp. 155
Mental Health Web Site Resources for Educators, Families, and Studentsp. 163
Indexp. 167
About the Authorsp. 173
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ISBN: 9780810839199
ISBN-10: 0810839199
Audience: General
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 192
Published: 28th January 2001
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 25.91 x 18.44  x 1.83
Weight (kg): 0.57