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Children & Adolescents with Mental Illness

Children and Adolescents with Mental Illness addresses a family's needs when a child develops a mental illness.

There are chapters on symptoms and diagnosis, therapy and hospitalization, education, long-term planning, and teen suicide. Frank parental observations accompany each chapter. The emphasis is on negotiating the complex therapeutic, financial, and social dilemmas that accompany a diagnosis of mental illness. Includes bibliographies, services resource list, and an appendix on medications. These helpful books address the grieving process and stress how to attain the best possible life for one's handicapped child. They make the point that parents are a child's strongest advocates and that informed parents as a group can produce beneficial social changes.

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