A clinician's guide to understanding and responding to the concerns of family members whose loved one suffers from mental illness.
Despite the prevalence of mental illness, clinicians and family members often struggle with how to communicate effectively and compassionately with its sufferers. Misunderstanding and stigma abound. This book teaches practitioners how to address families' questions and concerns in a way that is informative and understanding.
Igor Galynker, MD, PhD, is the associate chairman of psychiatry and director of the Bipolar Family Treatment Center at Beth Israel Hospital. He lives in New York City.
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