Straight Talk about Psychiatric Medications for Kids

Author: Timothy E. Wilens
Publisher: Guilford Press
ISBN: 9781593850319
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Updating and expanding his popular guide, Dr. Timothy Wilens provides essential advice for parents facing tough choices about whether or not to give a child medication for emotional or behavioural problems. Packed with frequently asked questions, examples, and charts, the book explains which medications are prescribed for kids and why; their effects on health, emotions, and school performance; what parents can do to maximize their benefits; and when to consider other treatments instead. Revised edition coverage includes: * new ways of dealing with side effects and protecting kids' safety * advances in treating specific disorders * new and longer-acting medications that make administration easier * emerging research on long-term benefits and risks * tips for saving money on prescriptions * legislative and health care changes that affect children's treatment.

A Straight Talking Introduction to Caring for Someone with Mental Health Problems

Author: Jen Kilyon
Publisher: Pccs Books
ISBN: 9781906254186
Format: PDF, Docs
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Tells how family and friends of people with complex mental health needs frequently have to battle for, and often with, mental health services, whilst they themselves can be stigmatised. This title is suitable for students in mental health disciplines, psychiatric service users, carers and indeed everyone with an interest in mental health.

Improving Medication Adherence

Author: Shawn C. Shea
Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
ISBN: 9780781796224
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Written for physicians, nurses, physician assistants, case managers, and clinical pharmacists, this pioneering book is the first of its kind devoted to the delicate interface between clinical interviewing and medication adherence. Shawn Christopher Shea, MD takes the reader on a compelling and eminently practical exploration of how our words powerfully impact on whether or not patients are interested in taking medications and staying on them. Dr. Shea shares over forty specific interviewing techniques that are equally useful for medications for all disease states from hypertension, diabetes, and CHF to bipolar disorder and schizophrenia. The interviewing tips—brilliantly illustrated with their exact phrasings and all of their clinical nuances—were culled by Dr. Shea from the input of the thousands of front-line clinicians who have attended his popular workshops on "improving medication interest" given throughout the United States and Canada at over 200 locations. Improving Medication Adherence: How to Talk with Patients About Their Medications is a standout favorite with medical and nursing students in their "Introduction to Clinical Skills" courses because of its immediate practicality, eloquent yet disarmingly witty writing style, and remarkable brevity. It is equally appreciated by seasoned clinicians with years of experience who, as Dr. Shea writes, are keenly aware that "our science is always at its best, when it is held in the hands of compassion and enhanced by clinical skill."

The Bitterest Pills

Author: J. Moncrieff
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 1137277440
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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A challenging reappraisal of the history of antipsychotics, revealing how they were transformed from neurological poisons into magical cures, their benefits exaggerated and their toxic effects minimized or ignored.

The Myth of the Chemical Cure

Author: J. Moncrieff
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 0230589448
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This book overturns the idea that psychiatric drugs work by correcting chemical imbalance and analyzes the professional, commercial and political vested interests that have shaped this view. It provides a comprehensive critique of research on drugs including antidepressants, antipsychotics and mood stabilizers.

Users and Abusers of Psychiatry

Author: Lucy Johnstone
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134617437
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Users and Abusers of Psychiatry is a radically different, critical account of the day-to-day practice of psychiatry. Using real-life examples and her own experience as a clinical psychologist, Lucy Johnstone argues that the traditional way of treating mental illness can often exacerbate people's original difficulties leaving them powerless, disabled and distressed. In this completely revised and updated second edition, she draws on a range of evidence to present a very different understanding of psychiatric breakdown than that found in standard medical textbooks. Users and Abusers of Psychiatry is a challenging but ultimately inspiring read for all who are involved in mental health - whether as professionals, students, service users, relatives or interested lay people.

A Straight Talking Introduction to Being a Mental Health Service User

Author: Peter Beresford
Publisher: Gardners Books
ISBN: 9781906254209
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Review: This book offers valuable information, a message of hope and a call for collective action for real, sustainable change through practical stragegies - I wish it had been available when I was beginning my own recovery from mental distress and psychiatric treatment, and I hope it is widely read and shared by mental health service users and survivors and those who care for or about them'. Jan Wallcraft, survivor researcher, Honorary Fellow, University of Birmingham, Visiting Fellow, University of Hertfordshire