What Every Patient, Family, Friend, and Caregiver Needs to Know about Psychiatry 2nd ed:
The book “What Every Patient, Family, Friend and Caregiver Needs to Know about Psychiatry” is written by the American Psychiatric Association Publishing and is now in its second edition. It provides straightforward and concise information on adult psychiatric disorders, their causes, and approaches to treatment. This book is an excellent resource for individuals who are seeking a better understanding of psychiatry and how they can help those with mental illness.
The eBook is full of practical guidance that caregivers can apply immediately. It is an excellent resource for introductory psychiatry courses in colleges and nursing schools, providing students with valuable knowledge and skills they can apply in practice.
The book covers a wide range of emotional and mental disorders, including psychosomatic disorders, anxiety, substance abuse, sexual problems, loss, personality and mood disorders, schizophrenia, and cognitive disorders such as Alzheimer’s disease. It also provides guidance on how to choose a psychotherapist and how psychiatrists should function in the patient-caregiver-doctor relationship.
This second edition has been revised and updated with new information on diagnostic techniques, brain scans, the role of genetics, new medications and psychotherapeutic approaches, and more. It also includes a unique and illuminating look at mental health in our post-9/11 world, including the rising incidence of posttraumatic stress disorder.
Whether you are a social worker, psychologist, nurse, friend, or family member, this book will provide you with a sound framework to help you achieve better results in caring for a person with mental illness. It is an excellent source of guidance and techniques that will make you more confident and successful in your role as a practitioner or caregiver.