Surviving Mental Illness : Stress, Coping, and Adaptation (Paperback)

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In a unique attempt to synthesize the patient experience in an era of revolutionary change in medication and psychosocial treatment of schizophrenia, this volume is founded on autobiographical accounts of persons suffering schizophrenia and related disorders. Personal statements are drawn from a variety of sources including consumer newsletters, professional journals, personal conversations, and book written by former patients. Presented in a conceptual framework of self theory and coping and adaptation, material is arranged to present common patterns of inner experience and illuminate behavioral patterns that have puzzled mental health practitioners. Topics range from the patients sense of mental disturbance as it affects the emotions, the sense of self, relationships, and behavior, to acceptance of the illness and growth toward recovery. This book will prove useful to psychiatrists, social workers and psychiatric nurses who wish to increase their empathetic understanding of those they treat. It also serves as a useful textbook in courses dealing with the psychopathology and clinical skills in training. *Author: Hatfield, Agnes B./ Strauss, John S./ Lefley, Harriet P. *Binding Type: Paperback *Number of Pages: 206 *Publication Date: 1993/05/22 *Language: English *Dimensions: 9.05 x 5.95 x 0.68 inches


Publisher Lightning Source Inc
Mfg Part# 9780898620221
SKU 30235032
Format Paperback
ISBN10 0898620228
Release Date 4/10/2007
Dimensions (in Inches) 9.25H x 6L x 1T
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Editors Note In this era of revolutionary progress in the areas of science and medicine, it comes as no surprise that knowledge of the biology of mental illness and psychopharmacologic treatments has increased greatly within the past few decades. During this same time frame, however, the experiential side of mental illness has been almost completely neglected by researchers and educators. Fortunately, the trend is being reversed. Leading authorities are becoming increasingly aware that the personal experiences of people with severe and persistent mental illness can reveal the most authentic--and perhaps most helpful--information on behaviors that have long puzzled professionals in the field. This has contributed to a renewed and growing interest in learning more about the ways people experience mental illness and the process of recovery. Leading the way in redressing the imbalance, this book examines the subjective experiences of patients with multiple diagnoses, including schizophrenia, bipolar illness, major endogenous depression, and other disorders with psychotic features and long-term disabling consequences. Numerous personal accounts are drawn from research reports, newsletters, journals, spoken reports, and observed behavior to shed light on the inner worlds of people afflicted with severe and persistent mental illness. The volume covers a wide range of topics, starting with disturbances in the sense of self, in emotions, relationships, and behaviors, and in the ways reality is experienced by the mentally ill. In the process, some common patterns of lifetime experience are revealed even among patients with great differences in levels of functional capability and in their emotional and rational assessment of their experience. The final section of the book is directed toward understanding the process of acceptance, growth toward recovery, and the development of an acceptable identity and new purpose in life. Material is presented within the conceptual framework of coping and adaptation and ??? ??????? ?? ????????? ???????????? ????????? ?? ????? ?? ??? ????????? ?????????? ?? ????? ????? ?? ???????? ??? ???????????? ????????????? ???? ???? ??????? ?? ??? ???????? ?? ? ??????? ??? ???? ?????? ????????? ????????????? ??? ???????? ?????????????? ??? ??????? ?????????? ??????????? ??? ??? ????????? ?? ????? ??? ?? ???? ??????? ?? ????? ????????? ???? ????? ?????? ???????? ????????????? ??? ???? ?? ???????? ????? ???????? ??? ???????? ??????? ???? ????????? ?????????????? ??????????? ??? ??????? ???????? ??????? ????? ????????? ??? ??????? ?????????? ???? ???? ???? ???? ????????????? ??????? ?? ??????????? ?? ?????? ??? ???????? ???? ??? ?????? ????? ?????????? ??????????? ?????????? ?? ? ??????? ???? ??????? ????? ????????? ??? ?? ? ??????? ??????????? ???? ???? ????? ??????????? ????? ?????? ??? ???? ???? ?? ????????? ?????? ??? ?????????????? ?????????????? ?????? ???????? ??????????? ??????? ?????????? ??? ???????? ???????? ?? ??????????????? ??? ???????? ?????? ?????????
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Book Format Paperback
Number of Pages 0206
Publisher Guilford Publications
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