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Working With the Person With Schizophrenia

  • ISBN-13: 9780814778913
  • By Michael Selzer
  • Price: AUD $170.00
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  • Local release date: 01/12/1989
  • Format: Hardback (229.00mm X 152.00mm) 412 pages Weight: 680g
  • Categories: Psychiatry [MMH]
The person with schizophrenia poses a formidable challenge even to the experienced clinician. Bizarre, unpredictable behavior, disordered thought patterns, peculiar, even unintelligible speech, and extreme distrust can drastically limit the clinician's ability to conduct therapy. It is often seemingly impossible to determine the cause of these behaviors: Are they a result of the disease, the side effects of drugs, or the patient's efforts to cope? In this brilliant and insightful book, Dr. Michael Selzer and his colleagues offer a radical new perspective on understanding and treating the schizophrenic person. What is often lacking, they argue, is a clear understanding of the patient's own experience of his world. Without a realistic appraisal of the patient's physiological and psychological vulnerabilities, the effect of various stresses on him, and his own unique adaptation to these circumstances, no effective drug or psychotherapeutic treatment intervention is possible. This thoughtful, intelligent, and acutely perceptive book is a major breakthrough for working with persons with schizophrenia. The authors have shown that therapy with the schizophrenic person is not only possible but highly rewarding.
MIchael Selzer, M.D., is Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Associate Attending Psychiatrist, New York Hospital-Cornell University Medical Center, Westchester Division, in White Plains, New York. Timothy B. Sutton, M.D., is Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and Assistant Attending Psychiatrist, New York Hospital-Cornell University Medical Center, Westchester Division. Monica Carsky, Ph. D., is Clinical Assistant Professor of Psychology in Psychiatry and Assistant Attending Psychologist , New York Hospital-Cornell University Medical Center, Westchester Division, and maintains a private practice. Kenneth G. Terkelsen, M.D., is Associate Professor of Clinical Psychiatry and Director of the Adult Day Treatment Program, New York Hospital-Cornell University Medical Center, Westchester Division.
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