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Understanding Mental Disorders

Your Guide to DSM-5 (R)
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Understanding Mental Disorders: Your Guide to DSM-5 (R) is a consumer guide for anyone who has been touched by mental illness. Most of us know someone who suffers from a mental illness. This book 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. Based on the latest, fifth edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders -- known as DSM-5 (R) -- Understanding Mental Disorders provides valuable insight on what to expect from an illness and its treatment -- and will help readers recognize symptoms, know when to seek help, and get the right care. Featured disorders include depression, schizophrenia, ADHD, autism spectrum disorder, posttraumatic stress disorder, and bipolar disorder, among others. The common language for diagnosing mental illness used in DSM-5 (R) for mental health professionals has been adapted into clear, concise descriptions of disorders for nonexperts. 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
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
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