In this book, thirty-five young, recently diagnosed patients
speak about schizophrenia and the process of recovery, while two
specialists illuminate the medical science, psychoeducation, and
therapeutic needs of those coping with the illness, as well as
access to medical benefits and community resources. A remarkably
inclusive guide, the volume informs patients, families, friends,
and professionals, detailing the possible causes of schizophrenia,
medications and side effects, the functioning of the brain, and the
value of rehabilitation and other services.
In their dialogues, participants confront shame, stigma,
substance use, and relapse issues and the necessity of healthy
eating, safe sex practices, and coping skills during recovery.
Clinicians elaborate on the symptoms of schizophrenia, such as
violent and suicidal thoughts, delusions, hallucinations, memory
and concentration problems, trouble getting motivated or organized,
and anxiety and mood disorders. Adopting an uplifting tone of
manageability, the participants, authors, and clinicians of this
volume offer more than advice-they prescribe hope.
Subjects: Psychology, Sociology, Health Sciences
Table of Contents
You are viewing the table of contents
You do not have access to this
on JSTOR. Try logging in through your institution for access.