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If Your Adolescent Has Schizophrenia: An Essential Resource for Parents (Adolescent Mental Health Initiative) download epub

by Ann Braden Johnson,Raquel E. Gur


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Schizophrenia is a disease that afflicts some . million persons of all ages. Ann Braden Johnson, P.

Schizophrenia is a disease that afflicts some . It has a wide-ranging impact on the lives of not just the people who have it, but also the people who love them. 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.

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Wonderful book, written well and a great resource for clinicians and families. 2 people found this helpful.

In particular, "How Parents Can Help" sections in each chapter outline such topics as how parents can proactively seek hospital admission for their child, maintain a proper medication schedule and become involved in the politics of mental health. Wonderful book, written well and a great resource for clinicians and families.

Series: Adolescent Mental Health Initiative. Advance Acclaim for If Your Adolescent Has Schizophrenia Truth rings out from every page of this incredible book that can be devoured in one sitting

Series: Adolescent Mental Health Initiative. File: PDF, 593 KB. Читать онлайн. Advance Acclaim for If Your Adolescent Has Schizophrenia Truth rings out from every page of this incredible book that can be devoured in one sitting. It is exactly what parents need to know, delivered with precisely the right measure of science and personal story. Our son was diagnosed with schizophrenia six years ago at age 21. How I wish we could have had this book 12 years ago when the bewildering nightmare began. All my own strong opinions about the mental health ‘system’ are here. I found myself constantly exclaiming, ‘Yes!’

E. Gur & A. B. Johnson. Article in The Family Journal 15(4):429-430 · October 2007.

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An Essential Resource for Parents. Raquel Gur and Ann Braden Johnson. Adolescent Mental Health Initiative. This is an authoritative guide to understanding and helping a teenager with schizophrenia. It is designed for parents of teens who have recently. If your Adolescent Has Schizophrenia. It is also for other adults, such as teachers, athletic coaches and guidance counsellors, who are regularly in contact with at-risk adolescents.

Adolescent Mental Health Initiative. An essential resource for parents. Raquel E. Gur and Ann Braden Johnson. This is one of 12 paperbacks in the Adolescent Mental Health Initiative trade series, sponsored by the Annenberg Foundation Trust at Sunnylands, as part of a broad effort to educate the public and improve the nation's understanding of and response to adolescent mental illness.

Has a Schizophrenia Resource Center. You must register to use it, but it?s free. Isn't childhood-onset Schizophrenia a mental illness? The "mental" vs "medical" labels are at the core of public confusion about schizophrenia in general. You get the latest (daily updates) news (both from Reuters Health as well as other news) in any medical category. The term "mental" is equated with "emotional" or psychological.

Recommended Reading: Books

Recommended Reading: Books. The Explosive Child: A New Approach for Understanding and Parenting Easily Frustrated, Chronically Inflexible Children by Ross W. Greene, P. Harper Collins Publishers, 1998). Straight Talk about Psychiatric Medications for Kids by Timothy E. Wilens, . The Guilford Press, 1999)

Linda Wasmer Andrews is a freelance journalist who has specialized in writing about health and psychology for more than three decades

Linda Wasmer Andrews is a freelance journalist who has specialized in writing about health and psychology for more than three decades. She blogs about "Minding the Body" for Psychology Today.

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 typically attacks people 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.

Comments: (5)

Justie
I highly recommend this book for you as a parent or for you as a concerned adult who knows someone who has the brain disorder of Schizophrenia. This illness is complicated, and can be devastating for those struggling and for those in the lives of someone struggling with this illness. Start by educating yourself with this book. This is a no joke illness and demands our attention.
Thetath
This book has been a Godsend. It has given more info than our childs psychologist has given. Full of info and helpful tips on coping and raising a schizophrenic child/teen. This is a must-read for parents. Its helped me be a better parent to my teenager who was diagnosed with this approx 3-4 years ago. She is now 16 and believe me, when there isnt much info out there for children and teens with this condition, we parents grasp at straws trying to learn how to parent our children. This book has been read by other family members as well as people involved in her life so that they can understand better. Would buy this book again if it were to get lost or used without return. Worth it.
Bragis
Excellent book on this subject.
Gozragore
This book has provided me with insight to the struggles families face when their child is struggling with Schizophrenia. Wonderful book, written well and a great resource for clinicians and families.
lubov
This book is actually quite good for any family initially blind-sided with a Schizophrenia diagnosis for a teen, OR, for parents suspecting that their teen MAY have Schizophrenia.

It is very easy reading, short, and has some good real-life short stories from parents. It is the type of book every Psychiatrist should hand out to a parent with an adolescent newly diagnosed with Schizophrenia, or even if the adolescent POSSIBLY has Schizophrenia.

Because Schizophrenia is such a complex illness, a comprehensive resource would be several volumes, and have to include Torrey's "Surviving Schizophrenia". This is a short, easy-to read book that can get a parent mentally prepared for the task ahead. It briefly explains what Schizophrenia is without getting too technical. It gently teaches some terms that will be necessary to know in order to understand anything they will be reading on the Internet or even to talk with the doctors.

It warns parents that they are going to have to fight for the proper care of their child. That is an understatement! It doesn't go into details of how to do that - how to get 504 plans, accommodations in school, proper medical tests, etc... but it does give the parents a "heads-up" - you have a battle ahead of you, and a lot to learn.
If Your Adolescent Has Schizophrenia: An Essential Resource for Parents (Adolescent Mental Health Initiative) download epub
Social Sciences
Author: Ann Braden Johnson,Raquel E. Gur
ISBN: 0195182111
Category: Other
Subcategory: Social Sciences
Language: English
Publisher: Oxford University Press (April 1, 2006)
Pages: 176 pages