A Manual for Families, Consumers, and ProvidersBook - 2001
An updated guide to the best-selling reference describes the symptoms, causes, and treatment of schizophrenia, tells family members how to take care of a schizophrenic, and discuses legal and ethical problems related to mental illness. Reprint. 15,000 first printing.
Since its first publication nearly twenty years ago, Surviving Schizophrenia has become the standard reference book on the disease, helping thousands of patients, families, and mental health professionals to better deal with the condition. In clear and compassionate language, Dr. E. Fuller Torrey explains the nature causes, symptoms, and treatment of this often misunderstood illness. The classic guide also addresses the many issues of living with the disease, for both patient and family, and includes the latest research findings on the causes of and treatments for schizophrenia. Also here are lucid answers to the questions most commonly asked by families, consumers, and providers. This fully revised fourth edition of Surviving Schizophrenia is a must-have for the multitude of people affected -- both directly and indirectly -- by this serious, yet treatable, disorder.