Mental Illnesses and Disorders: Awareness and Understanding

The lives of millions of kids have been touched by mental illness. Despite the numbers, mental illness remains stigmatized, making it all too common for kids to feel like they are all alone with their problems. A timely and vital introduction to Mental Illnesses and Disorders, the set provides an inclusive approach to understanding their causes, effects, and treatment. Whether readers are seeking information about family members, friends, or themselves, these books will help explain the challenges that individuals with mental disorders and illnesses face. Volumes will explore problems most of us face at some point, such as anxiety and depression, as well as introducing readers to more specific challenges like autism, schizophrenia, and post-traumatic stress disorder. The set provides both clear perspective and down-to-earth advice, letting readers know they are not alone.

Hardcover

ISBN 978-1-4222-3364-1
$272.35
13 volumes
2016
10+
5th+
8.5 x 11 inches
Anne S. Walters, PhD Chief Psychologist, Emma Pendleton Bradley Hospital; Clinical Associate Professor, Alpert Medical School/Brown University.
Anne S. Walters is Clinical Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Human Behavior. She is the Clinical Director of the Children's Partial Hospital Program at Bradley Hospital, a program that provides partial hospital level of care for children ages 7--12 and their families. She also serves as Chief Psychologist for Bradley Hospital. She is actively involved in teaching activities within the Clinical Psychology Training Programs of the Alpert Medical School of Brown University and serves as Child Track Seminar Co Coordinator. Dr. Walters completed her undergraduate work at Duke University, graduate school at Georgia State University, internship at U Texas Health Science Center, and postdoctoral fellowship at Brown University. Her interests lie in the area of program development, treatment of severe psychiatric disorders in children, and psychotic spectrum disorders.
Alzheimer's Disease
by H.W. Poole

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We are all forgetful sometimes. As people age, they can become more forgetful still. But when remembering information becomes a daily struggle, a person might be suffering from a condition called Alzheimer's disease. Alzheimer's has been called "the thief," because it steals away the person you loved. Knowing someone with this disease can be hard, but there are ways to encourage your loved ones and help them live happily. The lives of millions of kids are affected by mental illness. And yet it's all too common for kids to feel like they are alone with their problems. Whether you're seeking information for family, friends, or yourself, these books help explain the challenges faced by people with mental disorders.

Anxiety Disorders
by H.W. Poole

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Everybody feels anxious sometimes; it's just part of being human. But for some people, those nervous feelings never go away. When anxiety gets so bad that it stops people from doing the things they want to do, it could be an anxiety disorder. Fortunately, there are lots of things people can do to feel better. The lives of millions of kids are affected by mental illness. And yet it's all too common for kids to feel like they are alone with their problems. Whether you're seeking information for family, friends, or yourself, these books help explain the challenges faced by people with mental disorders.

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
by H.W. Poole

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Up to 11 percent of American kids have attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). The disorder can make getting along at home very difficult, and getting through the school day even worse. Fortunately, there are ways to treat this issue and start living a more normal day-to-day life. The lives of millions of kids are affected by mental illness. And yet it's all too common for kids to feel like they are alone with their problems. Whether you're seeking information for family, friends, or yourself, these books help explain the challenges faced by people with mental disorders.

Autism Spectrum Disorders
by H.W. Poole

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Experts say that as many as 1 in 68 American kids may fall somewhere on the autism spectrum. Autism affects people's ability to communicate and socialize. The disorder can be a challenge sometimes, but people with autism are also capable of amazing things. Learning as much as you can about the disorder can make it easier to cope with it. The lives of millions of kids are affected by mental illness. And yet it's all too common for kids to feel like they are alone with their problems. Whether you're seeking information for family, friends, or yourself, these books help explain the challenges faced by people with mental disorders.

Bipolar Disorder
by H.W. Poole

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We all have "down" days as well as happier days. For people with a bipolar disorder, feelings of sadness and happiness can be more extreme. There is an alternation between feeling very "up" and very "down." It can feel like their moods are in control of them. Fortunately, there are ways to treat this disorder and feel more balanced. The lives of millions of kids are affected by mental illness. And yet it's all too common for kids to feel like they are alone with their problems. Whether you're seeking information for family, friends, or yourself, these books help explain the challenges faced by people with mental disorders.

Depression
by H.W. Poole

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Feeling sad sometimes is a normal part of being human. But for some people, the sad feelings overtake everything else, leaving them hopeless and empty. The things that used to make them feel happy don't make them feel that way anymore. Having depression is a very common and very serious mental disorder. However, there are ways to fight depression, get treatment, and feel better. The lives of millions of kids are affected by mental illness. And yet it's all too common for kids to feel like they are alone with their problems. Whether you're seeking information for family, friends, or yourself, these books help explain the challenges faced by people with mental disorders.

Disruptive Behavior Disorders
by H.W. Poole

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We all have moments when we want to lash out in anger. As we grow up, we learn how to control such feelings and avoid hurting others. But sometimes people can't get these feelings under control. Disruptive behavior disorders can be very difficult to live with, and the disorders also present huge challenges to friends and family members. With help, however, people can learn to get along in the world more easily. The lives of millions of kids are affected by mental illness. And yet it's all too common for kids to feel like they are alone with their problems. Whether you're seeking information for family, friends, or yourself, these books help explain the challenges faced by people with mental disorders.

Drug and Alcohol Dependence
by H.W. Poole

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Drugs and alcohol seem to be everywhere in our society. Some people feel that they need to drink or take drugs to have fun or just to feel "normal." An addiction to drugs or alcohol can become a serious problem not only for individuals, but also for the people who love them. Fortunately, there are ways to treat the disorder and get better. The lives of millions of kids are affected by mental illness. And yet it's all too common for kids to feel like they are alone with their problems. Whether you're seeking information for family, friends, or yourself, these books help explain the challenges faced by people with mental disorders.

Eating Disorders
by H.W. Poole

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It is normal for people to feel insecure about their bodies sometimes; nobody is perfect. For some people, however, body image can become an obsession, leading to a possible eating disorder. Not eating at all or eating too much are both eating disorders when they occur on a regular basis. Eating disorders are both physical and mental conditions. Thankfully, treatment is available, helping sufferers lead healthier lives. The lives of millions of kids are affected by mental illness. And yet it's all too common for kids to feel like they are alone with their problems. Whether you're seeking information for family, friends, or yourself, these books help explain the challenges faced by people with mental disorders.

Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder
by H.W. Poole

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Have you ever worried that you've forgotten something important, even though another part of your brain knew everything was fine? We all do this from time to time. But some people can't stop themselves from checking, or counting, or washing their hands. These are symptoms of obsessive-compulsive disorder. OCD can leave people feeling helpless and out of control. Fortunately, there is treatment available for OCD to help these people regain control of their lives. The lives of millions of kids are affected by mental illness. And yet it's all too common for kids to feel like they are alone with their problems. Whether you're seeking information for family, friends, or yourself, these books help explain the challenges faced by people with mental disorders.

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
by H.W. Poole

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Terrible things happen sometimes. Unfortunately, the traumas in our past don't always stay in the past. Traumatic experiences can cause anxiety, nightmares, and flashbacks that can last for months or years. Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a mental condition that is difficult for any person to deal with. But PTSD can be treated, lessening the symptoms associated with this frightening disorder. The lives of millions of kids are affected by mental illness. And yet it's all too common for kids to feel like they are alone with their problems. Whether you're seeking information for family, friends, or yourself, these books help explain the challenges faced by people with mental disorders.

Schizophrenia
by H.W. Poole

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The disorder known as schizophrenia, which roughly means "split mind," is one of the most misunderstood mental disorders. People with the condition experience hallucinations and delusions as their brains struggle to interpret various mixed-up signals. Understanding the causes, symptoms, and treatments of schizophrenia will help reduce the stigma surrounding this rare but frightening disorder. The lives of millions of kids are affected by mental illness. And yet it's all too common for kids to feel like they are alone with their problems. Whether you're seeking information for family, friends, or yourself, these books help explain the challenges faced by people with mental disorders.

Sleep Disorders
by H.W. Poole

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Humans spend about a third of their lives asleep. But every once in a while, anxious thoughts can keep us from dozing off. It happens to us all from time to time. But for some people, not being able to sleep is a constant problem. Other people, meanwhile, sleep way too much. Sleep disorders can be harmful both mentally and physically for the person who is suffering. Fortunately, there is treatment that can allow your body to return to a regularly scheduled dreamland. The lives of millions of kids are affected by mental illness. And yet it's all too common for kids to feel like they are alone with their problems. Whether you're seeking information for family, friends, or yourself, these books help explain the challenges faced by people with mental disorders.




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