Diagnosis : Schizophrenia
A Comprehensive Resource for Patients, Families, and Helping ProfessionalsBook - 2002
Presents thrity-five first person accounts by schizophrenia patients, along with information from professionals, covering such topics as medication, coping skills, hospitalization, rehabilitation, and clinical research.
Columbia Univ Pr
The disease is not fatal but few diagnoses have the capacity to instill as much fear in the hearts of patients and families. Here is a profoundly reassuring book that shows there can be life after a diagnosis of schizophrenia.
The book includes thirty-five first-person accounts, along with chapters by professionals on a wide range of issues from hospitalization to rehabilitation. Jargon-free and technically accurate, the chapters are short and offer up-to-date information on medication, coping skills, social services, clinical research, and much more. Patients and their families can read the book from cover to cover or skip around and select topics as the need arises.
A unique book written by and for patients with schizophrenia, with contributions by psychiatrists, psychologists, nurses, social workers, and psychiatric rehabilitation workers.Diagnosis: Schizophrenia is intended to develop and strengthen the understanding of this disease, and to offer tools for patients, their families, and those who provide treatment. Chapters 1 through 15 contain personal stories of patients with schizophrenia, detailing their personal experiences with the first onset of the disease and coping with symptoms. Other chapters provide information on medication, social services, and rehabilitation services.
Miller and Mason are both social workers affiliated with Hillside Hospital's North-Shore Long Island Jewish Health System, where they gathered a collection of interviews, conversations, and autobiographical essays from 35 young (ages 17-39) schizophrenia patients there. The resulting volume, which will be of interest to patients suffering from the illness and their families, describes the patients' experiences of the illness, their treatment, medication and side effects, the initial symptoms, the definition of schizophrenia, and how to cope with society outside the hospital, among other issues. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)