Understanding Mental Disorders: Your Guide to DSM-5® 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® -- 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® 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: Ã Risk factors and warning signsÃ Related disordersÃ Ways to copeÃ Tips to promote mental healthÃ Personal storiesÃ Key points about the disorders and treatment optionsÃ A special chapter dedicated to treatment essentials and ways to get help Ã Helpful resources that include a glossary, list of medications and support groups
Publisher: American Psychiatric Association Publishing
Number of pages: 388
Weight: 617 g
Dimensions: 229 x 150 x 22 mm
Understanding Mental Disorders is a companion volume to the DSM-5 designed specifically for the general public -- and it is a wonderful companion volume that nonphysicians, especially patients and families of the mentally ill, will appreciate. The writing is exceptionally clear, and the absence of jargon that often adds mysterious complexities makes this volume valuable. -- Steven S. Sharfstein, M.D., President and CEO, Sheppard Pratt, and Clinical Professor and Vice Chair Psychiatry, University of Maryland,Baltimore, MD. * Journal of Psychiatric Practice Vol. 22, No. 2 *
This is an outstanding book that not only clearly and cleverly explains the presentation and management of all diagnosable mental health disorders but also offers self-help tips and offers up-to-date resources to promote mental wellbeing. It is a great read for anyone interested or affected by mental illness and also for professionals wanting an easy-to-read comprehensive guide to DSM- 5 (R) without complicated language and with tricky concepts well-explained. * BMA Medical Book Awards 2016 *