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on July 4, 2011
While a book for clinicians on how to talk to families about schizophrenia is a great idea, I agree with Dr. Curtis N Adams Jr., who wrote in a review in the Psychiatric Times that he could not recommend this book due to its inaccuracies and incompleteness.

Adams wrote that "In a section of the book where he offers information on how to work with families that prefer therapy over medications or vice versa, he writes that "pharmacotherapy alone is indicated for schizophrenia" (page 95)." This sort of "advice" could be ruinous to family members trying to help their loved one. A great deal of evidence now shows that therapy such as CBT for psychosis can be helpful for people diagnosed with schizophrenia, and the world's best outcomes are now being achieved in Northern Finland using a method called the Open Dialogue method, where 2/3 of those diagnosed with psychosis are never put on antipsychotics at all. Further, it has been shown that a significant minority of patients aren't helped to any significant degree by antipsychotic medications; they certainly deserve access to other forms of help, with family members who turn to this book for advice will be pointed squarely in the wrong direction.
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