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Living with Schizophrenia

Condition: BRAND NEW
ISBN: 9781421421438
Author(s): Jeffrey Rado
Format: Paperback
Year: 2016
Publisher: Johns Hopkins University Press
Dimensions: 140 x 9 x 216 (w x l x h)
Pages: 144
Pages: 18
Series: A Johns Hopkins Press Health Book

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An estimated 51 million people worldwide have schizophrenia, 2.2 million of them in the United States. While early diagnosis and appropriate treatment improve the long-term prognosis, schizophrenia is a disease that is difficult to manage. In Living with Schizophrenia, Drs. Jeffrey Rado and Philip G. Janicak, specialists in treating people who have schizophrenia, offer an easy-to-read primer for people with the disorder, along with their families and other caregivers. Drawing on their combined sixty years of clinical and research experience, Drs.
Rado and Janicak * define schizophrenia and explain what is known about its causes* discuss the difference between negative symptoms (such as lack of emotion and social withdrawal) and positive symptoms (such as hallucinations, delusions, and thought disorders)* describe medication and psychosocial and behavioral treatments-and the importance of early diagnosis and treatment for better long-term outcomes* explain what people with schizophrenia and their families can do to help keep the person well* explore how schizophrenia affects the entire family* detail medical conditions that people with schizophrenia are more likely than other people to have-including heart disease, obesity, and diabetes * offer key takeaway points for every topic Designed for the lay reader and based on the most recent medical literature, Living with Schizoph
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