Caring: Home Caregiving for a Loved One with Emotional Illness (Paperback)

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Is a loved one close to you dealing with an emotional illness like: depression, mania, senility, suicide, terminal illness, schizophrenia, child abuse or psychiatric emergencies? This book will help you care for them more effectively. The families of the emotionally ill are faced with a most difficult and painful task. Want-ing to help, as they always do, they too often feel at a loss trying to cope with the frustrat-ing, often self-defeating behavior of the people they are caring for. Along with genuine con-cern and love, therefore, families often feel guilt, anger, and resentment. This confusion of feelings interferes with the therapeutic process and prevents family members from realizing what they can do to aid recovery. When the care of the patient takes place pri-marily in the home, as it usually does, the need to understand is particularly urgent. What psychiatrist Fredric Neuman provides is a guide for the various people-including family members, paraprofessional therapists, and professionals-who are called upon to help those suffering from mental and emotional dis-orders. He gives no easy answers. Instead, he offers practical and useful advice that allows families and other involved persons to work with the primary therapist to determine treat-ment. Through the straightforward presenta-tion of representative cases Dr. Neuman is able to shed much-needed light on the dark pas-sages of emotional illness. The return to men-tal health is never simple, but there is hope. Caring will help those involved discover that hope through understanding.

Product Details
ISBN: 9780981484389
ISBN-10: 0981484387
Publisher: Simon & Brown
Publication Date: September 1st, 2008
Pages: 256
Language: English