The Fam­i­ly Guide to Men­tal Health Care

Lloyd I. Seder­er, MD
  • From the Publisher
May 13, 2013
The Fam­i­ly Guide to Men­tal Health Care is the first com­pre­hen­sive print resource for the mil­lions of peo­ple who have loved ones suf­fer­ing from some kind of men­tal ill­ness. In this book, fam­i­lies can find the answers to their most urgent ques­tions. What med­ica­tions are help­ful and are some as dan­ger­ous as I think? Is there a way to nav­i­gate pri­va­cy laws so I can dis­cuss my adult daugh­ter’s treat­ment with her doc­tor? Is my teenag­er expe­ri­enc­ing typ­i­cal ado­les­cent dis­tress or an ill­ness? From under­stand­ing depres­sion, bipo­lar ill­ness and anx­i­ety to eat­ing and trau­mat­ic dis­or­ders, schiz­o­phre­nia, and much more, read­ers will learn what to do and how to help. Real-life sce­nar­ios and author­i­ta­tive infor­ma­tion are writ­ten in a com­pas­sion­ate, read­er-friend­ly way, includ­ing check­lists to bring to a doc­tor’s appoint­ment so you can ask the right ques­tions. For read­ers who fear they will nev­er see the light at the end of the tun­nel, this book gives hope and a path forward. 

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