shopping cart
nothing in cart
 
browse by subject
new releases
best sellers
sale books
browse by author
browse by publisher
home
about us
upcoming events
Jul 1st - Canada Day [the legislators of statutory holidays]
Jul 7th - If Lao Tzu Were Your Therapist [Hakomi Ontario]
Jul 9th - Level 1 Trauma Certificate: Trauma Counselling for Front-Line Workers [SickKids Centre for Community Mental Health Learning Institute]
Aug 6th - Simcoe Day - Monday Civic Holiday [the purveryors of the long weekend]
Aug 10th - 9th Joint International Conference: BELONGING [Adelphi Society for Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy, The Psychoanalytic Society of the NYU Postdoctoral Program, Psychoanalytic Clinicians of Nova Scotia, Toronto Society for Contemporary Psychoanalysis, and the William Alanson White Psychoanalytic]
schools agencies and other institutional orders (click here)
Surviving Mental Illness : Stress, Coping, and Adaptation
Hatfield, Agnes B. & Harriet P. Lefley
Guilford - POD / Softcover / 1993-05-01 / 0898620228
Psychiatry
price: $41.50 (may be subject to change)
206 pages
Not in stock - available within 4 weeks.

In an era of revolutionary progress in science and medicine, knowledge of the biology of mental illness and psychopharmacologic treatments has increased greatly within the past few decades. Unfortunately, during this same time frame, the experiential side of mental illness has been almost completely neglected by researchers and educators. However, leading authorities are becoming increasingly aware that the personal experiences of people with severe mental illness can reveal the most authentic--and perhaps most helpful--information on their behavior.

This book examines the subjective experiences of patients with multiple diagnoses, including schizophrenia, bipolar illness, major endogenous depression, and other disorders with psychotic features and long-term disabling consequences. Numerous personal accounts are drawn from research reports, newsletters, journals, spoken reports, and observed behavior to shed light on the inner worlds of people afflicted with severe and persistent mental illness.

The book covers a wide range of topics, starting with disturbances in the sense of self, in emotions, relationships, and behaviors, and in the ways reality is experienced by the mentally ill. Material is presented within the conceptual framework of coping and adaptation and self theory; in addition, considerable attention is given to the patient's perception of which types of personal and professional relationships have been helpful or not helpful.

from the publisher's website

Caversham Booksellers
98 Harbord St, Toronto, ON M5S 1G6 Canada
(click for map and directions)
All prices in $cdn
Copyright 2014

Phone toll-free (800) 361-6120
Tel (416) 944-0962 | Fax (416) 944-0963
E-mail info@cavershambooksellers.com
Hours: 9-6 M-W / 9-7 Th-F / 10-6 Sat / 12-5 Sun EST

search
Click here to read previous issues.
authors
Lefley, Harriet P
other lists
Guilford Publications
POD Guilford Titles
Print-on-Demand Titles
Psychiatry
WFSAD