This book is an essential tool for understanding mental illness and presents 44 families whose lives have been changed by it. A range of disorders (e.g., schizophrenia, obsessive-compulsive disorder, depression), ethnic groups, geographic regions, ages, and income levels are represented, and a brief introduction educates the reader about psychiatric disorders. Each story typically includes a narrative by the patient as well as sibling or parental views of the illness. Most of essays written reflect the view that mental illness is a chemically based brain disorder and that with medication and the support of families and mental health professionals, one can live happily.
Author : Jean J Beard and Peggy Gillespie
Publisher : The New Press
Year Of Publishing : 2002
No. Of Pages : 296
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