Coping with schizophrenia

Evelyn B. Kelly

Book - 2001

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Series
Coping
Subjects
Published
New York : Rosen 2001.
Edition
1st ed
Language
English
Physical Description
106 p. : ill. ; 24 cm
Bibliography
Includes bibliographical references and index.
ISBN
0823928535
Main Author
Evelyn B. Kelly (-)
Review by School Library Journal Reviews

Gr 7-10-Schizophrenia is an intelligent overview that focuses on readers' likely situations rather than on their assignment needs. In addition to a description, a brief history, and an enlightening discussion on brain chemistry and structure, Kelly addresses symptoms to watch for, diagnostic and treatment alternatives, and ways of effectively communicating with a schizophrenic or surviving if you are the one afflicted. In Illness, following an introduction utilizing famous examples of productive people who experienced some kind of mental illness, Moe moves right into descriptions of the major disorders. The chapter on "Getting Help" speaks directly to readers, describing common symptoms to watch for, explaining what kinds of questions and tests the doctor will ask and need, and providing an overview of the different types of professionals who can help. Using anecdotal examples, the author describes different treatment options. One chapter is devoted to schizophrenia. Others describe steps a person can take to help themselves or someone they love who has a mental illness. This volume will make a fine companion to Victoria Sherrow's Mental Illness (Lucent, 1996), which is more geared to research. Kelly's and Moe's titles are attractively presented, but emphasize information rather than visuals.-Mary R. Hofmann, Rivera Middle School, Merced, CA Copyright 2001 Cahners Business Information.

Review by Publisher Summary 1

Describes symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment of the disease, explains that the disease is not preventable or caused by anyone, and provides advice on how to communicate with medical professionals and family.