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Treating Mental Disorders: A Guide to What Works Hardcover – July 15, 1999

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ISBN-13: 978-0195102284 ISBN-10: 0195102282 Edition: 1st

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A concise but dry outline of the current standards of medical care for mental illness. Psychologists Nathan and Salkind, and psychiatrist Gorman divide the treatments into two basic types, which are often used in combination: psychosocial and pharmacological. After brief introductory notes on finding professional help for those with mental disorders, the authors address 13 categories of illness: disorders of childhood (attention-deficit, conduct), eating, sleep, and sexual disorders, substance use disorders, somatoform and dissociative disorders, depresssion and bipolar disorders, anxiety and phobia disorders, obsessive-compulsive disorders, post-traumatic stress disorder, schizophrenia, personality disorders, and disorders of aging. For each, they organize their information into a question/answer format (e.g., ``How common is conduct disorder? . . . Are there specific characteristics of these children's families that make them different from other families? . . . Two of the strongest indicators are a history of criminal behavior and alcoholism''). Advice on how to proceed is brief, sometimes terse, and not always terribly helpful; the summary for anorexia tells us, for instance, that it ``appears relatively infrequently . . . we don't know much about this mental illness, but it is a serious condition that requires medical care''. However, resources for further reading and guidance are given for each disorder. Best as a starting point in looking for help and as a summary of the standard medical position on these mental illnesses. -- Copyright ©1999, Kirkus Associates, LP. All rights reserved.


"Readable, succinct, and informative....The book will serve undergraduates, graduate students, and laypersons who need to understand the symptomology and treatment of these disorders. Highly recommended."--Choice


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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 208 pages
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press; 1st edition (July 15, 1999)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0195102282
  • ISBN-13: 978-0195102284
  • Product Dimensions: 6.3 x 0.8 x 9.3 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.2 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,532,304 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Gerald J. Gambale on February 5, 2000
Format: Hardcover
I have read other books on mental disease and found this one easy to read and understand without all the psychiatric jargon. The book was concise,clear,and gave both a psychosocial,as well as a psychopharmacological perspective. I recommend this book without any reservations.
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By Brenda Patterson on February 24, 2014
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Great book.. It helped me better understand Mental Health. Since mental health runs in my family, I had greater knowledge. I would recommend it.
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