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Families and Mental Health Treatment

A Compendium of Articles from Psychiatric Services and Hospital and Community Psychiatry

American Psychiatric Association
Introduction by Lisa Dixon, M.D., M.P.H.

  • 1998
  • 72 Pages
  • ISBN 978-0-89042-413-1
  • Item #2413

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  • Introduction. Moving from psychoeducation to family education for families of adults with serious illness. A comparison of two levels of family-aided assertive community treatment. Grief therapy for relatives of persons with serious illness. Psycheducation workshops for elderly patients with recurrent major depression and their families. A comparative analysis of family caregivers' perceived relationships with mental health professionals. Staff attitudes toward family involvement in residential treatment centers for children. Childhood experiences and current adjustment of offspring of indigent patients with schizophrenia. Sexuality, pregnancy, and childrearing among women with schizophrenia-spectrum disorders. Mothers with mental illness: The cometing demands of parenting and living with mental illness. Family costs associated with severe mental illness and substance abuse. Contributions of persons with serious mental illness to their families. Perspectives: The downside of the family-organized mental illness advocacy movement. Perspectives: Why consumers and family advocates must work together.

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