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The Carer's Guide to Schizophrenia: A Concise, Problem-Solving Resource

for Family and Friends
This book will equip carers, family members and friends with the skills to support a person with schizophrenia or other psychoses. Concise language and practical problem-solving exercises throughout make this an ideal resource to easily digest and dip in and out of as needed. It begins by describing the condition in detail, going on to cover the types of treatment available, how to deal with problems and common challenges, and promoting the person's wellbeing, as well as lots of information on carer wellbeing and available help from support services. When caring for someone with schizophrenia or other psychoses, it's important to be highly knowledgeable about the person's mental health condition, how it affects them and how to help in different situations. This positive book will assist carers in every aspect of this challenging, rewarding process.
Terence V. McCann is Adjunct Professor of Mental Health Nursing at Victoria University in Melbourne. His clinical background is in mental health and medical-surgical nursing in England, Ireland and Australia. Dan I. Lubman is Director of Turning Point and Professor of Addiction Studies and Services at Monash University, in Melbourne. He has worked across mental health and drug treatment settings in the United Kingdom and Australia. Gayelene Boardman is a Senior Lecturer in the College of Health and Biomedicine Victoria University, in Melbourne. Her clinical background is in mental health nursing.
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