If Your Adolescent Has Schizophrenia : An Essential Resource for Parents looks like a great addition to your bookshelf if you parent, counsel, or work with teens who have the disorder. The hardback release date is April 27; it will be released in paperback on May 26. (Available for pre-ordering through Amazon.)

Written by Raquel Gur, Professor of Psychiatry, Neurology and Radiology at University of Pennsylvania, and Ann Braden Johnson, a medical writer and psychotherapist, the book “combines scientific expertise – including information about available treatments and up-to -date research findings on schizophrenia – with the practical wisdom of parents who have raised teenagers with this illness.” It provides both an introduction to the disorder as well as practial coping advice from other parents who’ve been there on topics such how to maintain a medication schedule, how to advocate for appropriate treatment, and how to get involved in the politics of mental health issues.

 


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    Last reviewed: By John M. Grohol, Psy.D. on 8 Mar 2006
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APA Reference
Cox, H. (2006). New Book for Parents of Adolescents with Schizophrenia. Psych Central. Retrieved on October 26, 2014, from http://psychcentral.com/blog/archives/2006/03/08/new-book-for-parents-of-adolescents-with-schizophrenia/

 

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