on December 28, 2010
This book is a companion guide to those diagnosed with a severe psychiatric disorder and targets more specifically the family dynamics and what are the strategies that can be used to overcome family conflicts they are facing.
It is written in a very simple and clear way, providing several interesting insights into the family dynamics of people diagnosed with psychotic disorders.
Above all it is an excellent tool for self-reflection and improvement, with helpful suggestions coming from the several contributors to the book, which include not only experienced therapists but also several service users.
We already had some guides to help families but somehow we did not have a guide to help those facing emotional crisis, this book fills that gap.
It should be made available to all those diagnosed with severe mental disorders and this is also a relevant reading for all mental health professionals (psychiatrists, psychologists, clinical social workers, nurses and students from all these areas).
Very recommended reading.
on July 2, 2010
"A Way Out of Madness" comes with simple and practical suggestions about how to improve your life, and how to return to a life that you control that is founded in self-respect. Shedding light on the maze of personalities who become your entourage during recovery, including doctors and family members, this book is your shield against the emotional scars which can come from confronting this often well-meaning cabal. These stories give you not only the tools to fight for your wellbeing but just as important the confidence. Recovery is not about undoing your mistakes, you have stumbled onto another world and its time to find out who you really are. Mackler and Morrissey write energetically about the real problems facing all inductees into recovery, and the testimonials will alert your mind to how to speak to your parents and how to stand up for yourself. This book is a clear, concise and stimulating guide to getting better support from those close to you when you most need their help.