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Falloon, I., Boyd, J., McGill, C., Family Care of Schizophrenia, New York, NY, Guilford Press, 1984.

Miklowitz, D.J., Goldstein, M., Bipolar Disorder: A Family-focused Treatment Approach, New York, NY, Guilford Press, 1997.

Additional Resources for Practitioners

Amenson, C., Schizophrenia: A Family Education Curriculum, Pacific Clinics, 1998. Provides 150 slides with lecture notes for a class for families with a member with schizophrenia.

  • Includes information about the illness, medication and psychosocial treatments and

the role of the family in promoting recovery.

Amenson, C., Schizophrenia: Family Education Methods, Pacific Clinics, 1998.

  • Companion handbook to Schizophrenia: A Family Education Curriculum provides methods for forming a class, optimizing the learning of families, and dealing with typical problems that arise in conducting family classes.

Mueser K, Glynn S, Behavioral Family Therapy for Psychiatric Disorders, Oakland, New Harbinger Publications, 1999.

Psychopharmacology

The Essential Guide to Psychiatric Drugs by J. Gorman, St. Martin’s Press, 1995.

  • Written for a sophisticated consumer, it is the most accessible source of information

about psychotropic medications.

  • Distills the Physician’s Desk Reference into understandable language.

  • Describes the individual “trees” (such as Prozac) in the forest of medicines.

  • “The benzodiazepines: Are they really dangerous?” is a typical section heading.

Medicine and Mental Illness by M. Lickey and B. Gordon, Freeman, 1991.

  • A scholarly yet readable work written for professionals, it is best at teaching the principles of diagnosis, neurophysiology and psychopharmacological treatment of mental illness.

  • Describes the “forest” of psychopharmacology, why it is there and how it works.

  • “The blockade of dopamine receptors and antipsychotic potency” is a typical section heading.

  • Does not discuss the profiles of individual medications.

Cultural Competence

The Cross-Cultural Practice of Clinical Case Management in Mental Health edited by Peter Manoleas, Haworth Press, 1996.

  • A collection of useful articles about the role of gender, ethnicity, and acculturation in treatment seeking and response.

  • Provides guidelines for engaging and intervening with specific ethnic and diagnostic groups in varying treatment contexts.

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