A Primer on Mental Disorders A Guide for Educators, Families and Students by Thomas E. Allen, Mayer C. Liebman, Lee Crandall Park, William C. Wimmer
  

Synopsis

A Primer on Mental Disorders A Guide for Educators, Families and Students by Thomas E. Allen, Mayer C. Liebman, Lee Crandall Park, William C. Wimmer

From four practicing physicians comes this down-to-earth, easy to understand introduction to mental disorders-essentially a what is it book to help identify disorders, understand the ramifications, and assist teachers and families in providing a supportive environment for anyone who suffers from mental disorders. Arranged by broad category (following the DSM-IV-TR, the standard reference for medical professionals), disorders and their treatments are described, along with a list of helpful resources for the classroom, library, and home. Appendixes list important advocacy and support groups, appropriate videos for classroom viewing, and Web sites for further information. This useful tool makes a difficult subject readily accessible to students, teachers, and the general public. A Primer on Mental Disorders belongs in every school and public library and institutions of higher learning, as well as the offices of school counselors and administrators.

Reviews

Teachers and school administrators who have students or parents suffering from the listed conditions will find the beginning of guidance here and will be able to formulate intelligent questions as they seek help beyond this text. High school and college students will find the text useful both for research and to come to a clearer understanding of the mental health issues faced by themselves, their friends, and their families. VOYA Handy and readable. Medical Reference Services Quarterly A useful first source of guidance and consultation for nonprofessionals, this is recommended for public libraries and collections serving counselors and health educators. Library Journal

About the Author

The authors are all mainstream doctors, educated at top medical institutions: Thomas E. Allen, M.D. (Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons); Mayer C. Liebman, M.D. (New York University School of Medicine); Lee Crandall Park, M.D. (www.leecrandallparkmd.net) (Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine) and William C. Wimmer, M.D. (University of Maryland School of Medicine).

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Format

Hardback
192 pages

Author

Thomas E. Allen, Mayer C. Liebman, Lee Crandall Park, William C. Wimmer
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Publication date

20th June 2001

ISBN

9780810839199


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