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Author Gur, Raquel E.

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

Publication Info. Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2006.


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Description x, 163 pages ; 22 cm.
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Series The Annenberg Foundation Trust at Sunnylands' adolescent mental health initiative
Annenberg Foundation Trust at Sunnylands' adolescent mental health initiative.
Note "The Annenberg Foundation Trust at Sunnylands, the Annenberg Public Policy Center at the University of Pennsylvania."
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 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.
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.
Subject Schizophrenia in children.
Schizophrenia in adolescence.
Child mental health.
Added Author Johnson, Ann Braden, 1945-
Annenberg Foundation Trust at Sunnylands.
Annenberg Public Policy Center.
ISBN 0195182111 9780195182118
019518212X 9780195182125

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