The Complete and Authoritative Guide to Self-Assessment and Treatment of Mental Health Problems
Published by: New Harbinger Publications
Imprint: New Harbinger Publications
A Complete, Definitive Guide to Mental Health Care
Do you have questions about mental health care? You're not alone. Despite solid proof that good mental health care can greatly improve both physical health and quality of life, managed care systems have made mental health care a low priority. Without easy access to professional advice from psychologists and psychiatrists, most of us turn to the Internet or the news media for information about mental health-and what a confusing, seemingly endless jumble that can be!
Now, at last, you can stop guessing about mental health care. Getting Help is a clear and comprehensive guide that will answer all of your questions about mental health conditions, practitioners, and treatments. Equipped with this resource, you'll be in a powerful position to take control of your own mental health care and the care of the people you love.Everything you need to know about: •The symptoms and characteristic of common mental health conditions
•Different types of mental health professionals and the services they offer
•Psychotherapeutic and medical treatment methods
•How to choose an approach that is just right for a particular mental health issue
We all must occasionally deal with major upheavals or emotional distress at some points in our lives. These events can cause a host of unexpected feelings and behaviors from depression and panic attacks to major disruptions in sleep or eating. What is the best way to understand these feelings? What is the best way to fix them? Jeff Wood, in his straightforward book Getting Help, provides an excellent guide to both the understanding of symptoms as well as options for treatment. This is the kind of book that should be in the waiting room of every physician, lawyer, or even car mechanic. It is an unbiased, scientifically respectable, and readable manual on understanding and treating mental health issues.
-James W. Pennebaker, Ph.D., professor of psychology at the University of Texas at Austin