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Understanding Mental Disorders : Your Guide to Dsm-5(r)
by American Psychiatric Association and Patrick J. Kennedy


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Understanding Mental Disorders: Your Guide to DSM-5(R) is a consumer guide for anyone who has been touched by mental illness.

Most of us know someone who suffers from a mental illness. This book helps those who may be struggling with mental health problems, as well as those who want to help others achieve mental health and well-being.  Read more...


 
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Overview

Understanding Mental Disorders: Your Guide to DSM-5(R) is a consumer guide for anyone who has been touched by mental illness.

Most of us know someone who suffers from a mental illness. This book helps those who may be struggling with mental health problems, as well as those who want to help others achieve mental health and well-being.

Based on the latest, fifth edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders -- known as DSM-5(R) -- Understanding Mental Disorders provides valuable insight on what to expect from an illness and its treatment -- and will help readers recognize symptoms, know when to seek help, and get the right care. Featured disorders include depression, schizophrenia, ADHD, autism spectrum disorder, posttraumatic stress disorder, and bipolar disorder, among others.

The common language for diagnosing mental illness used in DSM-5(R) for mental health professionals has been adapted into clear, concise descriptions of disorders for nonexperts. In addition to specific symptoms for each disorder, readers will find: - Risk factors and warning signs- Related disorders- Ways to cope- Tips to promote mental health- Personal stories- Key points about the disorders and treatment options- A special chapter dedicated to treatment essentials and ways to get help - Helpful resources that include a glossary, list of medications and support groups


 
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  • ISBN-13: 9781585624911
  • ISBN-10: 1585624918
  • Publisher: American Psychiatric Publishing
  • Publish Date: April 2015
  • Page Count: 388
  • Reading Level: Ages 18-UP
  • Dimensions: 8.8 x 6.1 x 0.9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.35 pounds


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