Table of contents for If your adolescent has schizophrenia : an essential resource for parents / Raquel E. Gur and Ann Braden Johnson.

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Chapter 1. Introduction: A Parent¿s Nightmare
Chapter 2. Understanding the Disorder: What It is and What to Expect
Definition of Schizophrenia
Signs and Symptoms of Schizophrenia
Diagnosis of Schizophrenia: What Does It Tell You?
What Causes Schizophrenia?
Schizophrenia and Related Problems
Danger of Doing Nothing
Future Prospects
Chapter 3. Getting the Right Treatment for Your Child: Medications, Therapy, and More
	Treatment Providers: Who They Are and How to Find the Right Ones
Psychopharmacology, or Treating with Medication
Behavioral and Psychological Therapies
Medication plus Psychotherapy
Outpatient Therapy
Partial Hospitalization or Intensive Outpatient Treatment
Continuity of Care
Other Therapeutic Options: Psychiatric Rehabilitation 
Compliance: Getting the Most Out of Treatment
Treating Associated Problems
	Navigating the Health Care System
Chapter 4. Everyday Life
Dealing with Your Own Feelings
Dealing with the Stigma of Mental Illness
Managing Your Relationship with Your Child: Acceptance and Communication
Managing Daily Life
Finding Support for Family and Patient Alike
Paul: A Story of Recovery
Chapter 5. Prevention of Schizophrenia: The Challenges
Chapter 6. Conclusion: A Call for Action
Obtaining Essential Services
	Educating Others
	Essential Reading
	Organizations and Services
Appendix 1: Diagnostic Criteria for Schizophrenia
Appendix 2: Assertive Community Treatment (ACT) and Supported Employment Programs
Index (to come)

Library of Congress Subject Headings for this publication:

Schizophrenia in children.
Schizophrenia in adolescence.
Children -- Mental health.