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Publisher's Summary

Schizophrenia has become a recognized psychotic disorder in modern day psychology and research has shown that one in 100 people suffer from this disease in some proportion or degree. It is a dreaded disease and comes as a near death blow to those who are diagnosed with this condition. This fear does not necessarily arise from the scary disease it actually is, but various misconceptions, myths, and misunderstanding that surround it. This disorder has been very thoroughly misunderstood and misrepresented. As a result, there is great confusion and stigma attached to it. This stigma, social pressure, and public opinion have made it very difficult to get the disorder diagnosed, treated or managed. Persons suffering from schizophrenia or under a risk of being affected by it are very insecure due to this public opinion. There has been so much talk about this psychotic disorder with little or no knowledge about it, that it has spread a rumor about the hopelessness and incurability of it. This book aims at spreading awareness and information about schizophrenia and act as a guide for those who want to have a better understanding of this horrible condition.

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Spot on!

I thought this book was spot on from what I know and understand about schizophrenia. Also , I think it would be very helpful in helping people understand and be supportive for any family members or self with this condition.

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Very Informative

Puts all aspects of schizophrenia in perspective. Clear understanding. Take the fear out of what to expect.

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Inconsistent and disappointing

I only bought this out of general interest, and found the material poorly presented and organized for large portions. I find it hard to imagine this being a helpful book for the friends and family of the newly diagnosed. Advice for family and friends doesn't even start until Chapter 5. Prior to that there is an odd, impersonal tone that feels flat (ironic). Reads like a pamphlet at times, making overly generalized statements with no mention of references. And once it does actually get to advice for family and friends much of the guidance sounds cursory, and is even contradictory at times, and is anything but heartening. Not completely without value, but I would be hesitant to recommend.

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Very generic

100% generic information. Any science fans will be very disappointed. However, if generic information is what you want then it's tolerably (only because it's so short).

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  • L. Maki
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  • 05-18-16

basic first line of information that you need

well written basic information. Does not go into a lot of detail but it answers your primary questions. I found it very helpful.

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Helpful overview of a often overdramatized disorder

This is a great, short and informative guide covering various aspects of schizophrenia and its subtypes and related disorders. I'd recommend anyone wanting to know more to share this.

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Encouraging!

This book was encouraging. Evidence-based supported. This book will give you excellent insight to the parameters of symptoms and the best treatment plan for person's affected with schizophrenia and the families.