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Prologue
Acknowledgements
CHAPTER 1:Introduction
CHAPTER 2:What Is Schizophrenia?
CAUSES OF SCHIZOPHRENIA
GENES AND GENETIC RISK
CHAPTER 3:Recognizing Schizophrenia
EARLY WARNING SIGNS OF ONSET
SCHIZOPHRENIA IN CHILDREN & ADOLESCENTS
CHILDHOOD ONSET
ADOLESCENTS WITH SCHIZOPHRENIA
RECOGNIZING THE SYMPTOMS
COPING WITH YOUR TEENAGER’S ILLNESS
EDUCATIONAL/VOCATIONAL NEEDS
CASE MANAGEMENT SERVICES
CHAPTER 4:Diagnosing Schizophrenia
OTHER SIMILAR ILLNESSES
SEEKING MEDICAL ATTENTION
KEEPING RECORDS
INITIAL ASSESSMENT
CHAPTER 5:Early Intervention
DEFINITION AND BARRIERS
THE NEED FOR PUBLIC EDUCATION
THE NEED FOR PATIENT AND FAMILY EDUCATION
EARLY INTERVENTION STRATEGIES
WHAT TO LOOK FOR IN ASSESSMENTS
SEVEN PRINCIPLES OF TREATMENT
ALCOHOL/SUBSTANCE ABUSE
EARLY PSYCHOSIS PROGRAM,HALIFAX
CONCLUSION
EMERGENCY PLANNING
CHAPTER 7:Acute Episodes
HOSPITALIZATION
BUILDING RELATIONS WITH HEALTH PROFESSIONALS
PLANNING FOR DISCHARGE
CHAPTER 8:Treatment
TREATMENT DURING THE STABILIZATION PHASE
YOU ARE IMPORTANT TO THE ILL PERSON’S WELL BEING
TREATMENT IN THE STABLE PHASE
MEDICATION
SIDE EFFECTS OF ANTIPSYCHOTIC MEDICINE
PSYCHOSOCIAL TREATMENTS
Psychoeducation
Family Involvement
Social Skills Training
Cognitive Therapy
Case Management
PHYSICAL ILLNESSES
DEFINITION AND FACTS ABOUT COMORBIDITY
PATIENT AND FAMILY AWARENESS
COMMON COMORBID CONDITIONS
Causes of Weight Gain
Strategies to Monitor,Prevent,and Manage Obesity
CARDIOVASCULAR DISEASE (CVD)
Risk Factors for CVD
CVD and Antipsychotics
Warning Signs of Heart Problems
Symptoms of Diabetes
Treatment of Diabetes
Blood Glucose Levels
WHAT IT IS LIKE TO HAVE SCHIZOPHRENIA
EFFECT ON FAMILY MEMBERS
IMPACT ON SIBLINGS
Relationships within the Family
Coping Strategies for Siblings
Coping Strategies for Parents
LIVING ARRANGEMENTS
INDEPENDENT LIVING
DRUGS & ALCOHOL
SEXUALITY,FAMILY PLANNING,PREGNANCY & PARENTING
SEXUALITY AND MULTICULTURAL ISSUES
WOMEN & SEXUALITY
INTIMATE RELATIONSHIPS
ELDERLY PEOPLE WITH SCHIZOPHRENIA
CHAPTER 11:Coping With Schizophrenia
ENCOURAGING MEDICATION
ADVICE FROM A CROWN ATTORNEY (PROSECUTOR)
MANAGING MONEY
SUPPORT FOR AND FROM WITHIN THE FAMILY
ROLE OF EDUCATORS
MISSING PERSONS
CURRENT LIMITATIONS
RESEARCH IN PROGRESS
CHAPTER 13:Relapse And Chronic Illnesses
RISK OF SUICIDE
WHAT IS TREATMENT-RESISTANT SCHIZOPHRENIA?
EVALUATING TREATMENT-RESISTANT SCHIZOPHRENIA
PREVENTION OF RELAPSE
HOW TO PREVENT RELAPSE
CHAPTER 14:Best Practices In Rehabilitation
CLUBHOUSES
WOMEN’S MENTAL REHABILITATION PROGRAMS
ASSERTIVE COMMUNITY TREATMENT TEAMS (ACT)
CRISIS RESPONSE SYSTEMS (CRS)
RESPITE AND PEER SUPPORT
CHAPTER 15:Multiculturalism & Schizophrenia
ISOLATION
THE NEED FOR AWARENESS AND EDUCATION
HELP FOR FAMILIES
CHAPTER 16:Stigma – Misunderstanding Schizophrenia
PUBLIC PERCEPTION
MYTHS ABOUT VIOLENCE AND SPLIT PERSONALITY
CHAPTER 17:Research – The Hope For A Cure
LATEST DEVELOPMENTS
TECHNOLOGY
REHABILITATION
TREATMENT STRATEGIES
RESEARCH FUNDING
THE CANADIAN BRAIN TISSUE BANK
CHAPTER 18:About The Schizophrenia Society
Language Of Mental Illness
APPENDIX BFurther Resource Materials
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