Diagnosis: Schizophrenia

A Comprehensive Resource for Consumers, Families, and Helping Professionals

Rachel Miller and Susan E. Mason

Columbia University Press

Diagnosis: Schizophrenia

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Pub Date: August 2002

ISBN: 9780231126250

248 Pages

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Diagnosis: Schizophrenia

A Comprehensive Resource for Consumers, Families, and Helping Professionals

Rachel Miller and Susan E. Mason

Columbia University Press

The disease is not fatal but few diagnoses have the capacity to instill as much fear in the hearts of patients and families. Here is a profoundly reassuring book that shows there can be life after a diagnosis of schizophrenia.

The book includes thirty-five first-person accounts, along with chapters by professionals on a wide range of issues from hospitalization to rehabilitation. Jargon-free and technically accurate, the chapters are short and offer up-to-date information on medication, coping skills, social services, clinical research, and much more. Patients and their families can read the book from cover to cover or skip around and select topics as the need arises.
An excellent guide for patients and their families. Dale Farris, Library Journal (starred review)
Far easier to understand than the classic title for schizophrenics and their families. Publishers Weekly
Valuable... highly recommended. Schizophrenia.com
Introduction: So They Say We Have Schizophrenia, by Nina Schooler, Ph.D
1. In the Beginning
2. So Many Questions
3. How the Brain Works
4. What is Schizophrenia?
5. Why Me?
6. Diagnosing Schizophrenia
7. What Will People Think of Me Now?
8. Medication
9. Out of the Hospital and Staying Well
10. Coping with Positive and Negative Symptoms
11. Coping with Other Symptoms and Side Effects
12. Drugs, Alcohol, and Safer Sex
13. Under the Microscope
14. Zelda's Story
15. Who Am I Now?
16. Social Services
17. Rehabilitation Services
Appendix I: Client Assistant Program Directory
Appendix II: Vocational Rehabilitation Directory
Appendix III: Other Resources

About the Author

Rachel Miller is a social worker for the National Institute of Mental Health, Child Psychiatry Branch, where she works with children with psychotic disorders and their families.

Susan E. Mason is professor of social work and sociology at Yeshiva University's Wurzweiler School of Social Work, where she teaches courses on psychiatric disorders. She is a fellow at the New York Academy of Medicine and a senior education specialist and fellow for the New York State Social Work Education Consortium.