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Understanding Mental Disorders: Your Guide to DSM-5®

by American Psychiatric Association American Psychiatric Association Publishing
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Pbk 388 pages
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Most of us know a friend, co-worker, neighbour, or loved one suffering from a mental illness. This book provides valuable insight on what to expect from an illness and its treatment - and will help readers recognise symptoms, know when to seek help, and get the right care. Based on the latest fifth edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders - known as DSM-5® - Understanding Mental Disorders identifies mental disorders by symptoms, describes treatment, and explores special needs or concerns. These disorders include depression, schizophrenia, childhood-related disorders such as ADHD and autism spectrum disorder, post-traumatic 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 non-experts. In addition to specific symptoms for each disorder, readers will find: risk factors and warning signs; related disorders; ways to cope; tips to promote mental health; personal stories; key points about the disorders and treatment options; a special chapter dedicated to treatment essentials and ways to get help; helpful resources that include a glossary, list of medications and support groups.

Understanding Mental Disorders is designed to combat mental illness through education and early recognition and treatment. It 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. Understanding Mental Disorders: Your Guide to DSM-5® is an indispensable reference for all who are affected by mental illness.

ForewordPrefacechapter 1. Introductionchapter 2. Disorders That Start in Childhoodchapter 3. Schizophrenia and Other Psychotic Disorderschapter 4. Bipolar Disorderschapter 5. Depressive Disorderschapter 6. Anxiety Disorderschapter 7. Obsessive-Compulsive Disorderschapter 8. Trauma and Stress Disorderschapter 9. Dissociative Disorderschapter 10. Somatic (Physical) Symptom Disorderschapter 11. Eating Disorderschapter 12. Elimination Disorderschapter 13. Sleep-Wake Disorderschapter 14. Sexual Dysfunctionschapter 15. Gender Dysphoriachapter 16. Disruptive and Conduct Disorderschapter 17. Addictive Disorderschapter 18. Dementia and Other Memory Problemschapter 19. Personality Disorderschapter 20. Paraphilic Disorderschapter 21. Treatment EssentialsGlossary of TermsAppendix: Disorders Grouped by DSM-5 CategoryAppendix: Generic and Brand Names of MedicationsAppendix: Helpful ResourcesIndex

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-« without complicated language and with tricky concepts well-explained.