Schizophrenia For Dummies

Schizophrenia For Dummies

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Practical tools for leading a happy, productive life Schizophrenia is a chronic, severe, and disabling mental disorder that afflicts one percent of the population, an estimated 2.5 million people in America alone. The firsthand advice in this reassuring guide will empower the families and caregivers of schizophrenia patients to take charge, offering expert advice on identifying the warning signs, choosing the right health professional, understanding currently available drugs and those on the horizon (as well as their side effects), and evaluating traditional and alternative therapies.Although medication is the primary treatment for childhood schizophrenia, many of the drugs prescribed for children are approved for use only ... to be able to identify side-effects, their medication needs to be monitored more closely during treatment than it does in adults. ... Clozaril) and olanzapine (brand name: Zyprexa), are less likely to produce movement disorders than first-generation antipsychotics, anbsp;...

Title:Schizophrenia For Dummies
Author:Jerome Levine, Irene S. Levine
Publisher:John Wiley & Sons - 2008-10-27


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