Which mental illness-related books have you read?
At UNC, I took a Rethink Psychiatric Illness training on mental illnesses and how stigma impacts those with mental health conditions. When I went through the training, I honestly didn't see what the big deal was with some of the phrases they stated should be off limits. What... no one should use the terms "crazy" [...]
"Depression, that's one thing- lot of people have depression, and they're not crazy. Bipolar, schizophrenia- that's crazy. That's mental illness- the psychos, the nut cases, the incurably insane, the muttering bag ladies and bums, the freaks. So I take my meds, and don't accept the name for what I have." -"Madness: [...]
Below are some misconceptions for mental illnesses... Depression: The person is just weak. Bipolar: The person is just excessively emotional, even violent. OCD: The person is just a perfectionist. PTSD: The person just needs to 'get over it'. Schizophrenia: The person is just plain crazy. ADHD: The person [...]
Schizoaffective disorder: What is it? It is a mental disorder characterized by a combination of schizophrenia symptoms (hallucinations/delusions) and mood disorder symptoms (depression or mania) Types of Schizoaffective disorder: Bipolar type- episodes of mania and sometimes major depression Depressive type- only major depressive episodes Symptoms: can vary from person to person impaired [...]
In the library, I recently came upon a graphic memoir on schizophrenia. The book is written and illustrated by two brothers impacted by the condition. The story begins when one brother starts exhibiting symptoms such as paranoia and hallucinations. They struggle to hospitalize him and get him to treatment. He is diagnosed [...]