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Psychology General

Living and Working with Schizophrenia

Information and support for patients, and their families, friends, employers, and teachers

by (author) Joel Jeffries, E. Plummer, Mary Seeman & J. Thornton

University of Toronto Press, Scholarly Publishing Division
Initial publish date
Dec 1990
General, Mental Health, Nervous System, Mental Illness, Disease & Health Issues
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For the families of schizophrenics, fear, guilt, frustration, and despair can become part of daily life. Several years ago the authors of this volume established a program at the Clarke Institute of Psychiatry in Toronto to help the families of schizophrenics cope with the sometimes debilitating emotions they typically experience. The first edition of Living and Working with Schizophrenia grew out of that program. Published to international acclaim in 1982, it offered practical advice and clear, accessible information to those who suffer from schizophrenia, their relatives, friends, teachers, and employers.

This edition has been completely updated and includes entirely new sections and more case vignettes. The authors have expanded the information on family education, counseling, and social issues, addressing such topics as community organizations, adoption, pregnancy, parenting, and sexuality.

From the medical perspective, the authors explore in detail diagnosis and prognosis and describe the drugs used in the treatment of schizophrenia, with information on their effects and side-effects. The latest research is taken into account, and all is explained in language readily understood by the lay reader.

About the authors

Dr. Joel J. Jeffries is a psychiatrist at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health in Toronto.

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E. Plummer

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Mary V. Seeman, M.D is a Professor Emerita, Department of Psychiatry at University of Toronto. Dr. Seeman is a Medical Officer of Clera Inc. Her research interest has been in schizophrenia and its different manifestations in women and men.

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J. Thornton

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