A Primer on Mental Disorders: A Guide for Educators, Families, and Students

A Primer on Mental Disorders: A Guide for Educators, Families, and Students

Thomas E. Allen, Mayer C. Liebman, William C. Wimmer, Lee Crandall Park

Language: English

Pages: 283

ISBN: 2:00306989

Format: PDF / Kindle (mobi) / ePub

A Primer on Mental Disorders: A Guide for Educators, Families, and Students

Thomas E. Allen, Mayer C. Liebman, William C. Wimmer, Lee Crandall Park

Language: English

Pages: 283

ISBN: 2:00306989

Format: PDF / Kindle (mobi) / ePub


From four practicing physicians comes this down-to-earth, easy to understand introduction to mental disorders essentially a "what is it" book to help identify disorders, understand the ramifications, and assist teachers and families in providing a supportive environment for anyone who suffers from mental disorders.

Arranged by broad category (following the DSM-IV-TR, the standard reference for medical professionals), disorders and their treatments are described, along with a list of helpful resources for the classroom, library, and home.

Appendixes list important advocacy and support groups, appropriate videos for classroom viewing, and Web sites for further information. This useful tool makes a difficult subject readily accessible to students, teachers, and the general public.

A Primer on Mental Disorders belongs in every school and public library and institutions of higher learning, as well as the offices of school counselors and administrators."

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there are accelerating efforts to develop methods for identifying and helping children and adolescents who have problems with anger and a potential for violence. Advocacy and support organizations include the Center for the Prevention of School Violence, the National Center for Injury Prevention and Control, the American Association of School Administrators, the American School Counselor Association, the National Education Association, and the National PTA. Many schools are developing successful

however, may persist into adult life and impair later studies and work. Treatment Self-Help. Parents may tutor children. There are also support groups, such as the Learning Disabilities Association of America, for parents of children with learning difficulties. Professional Help. Public schools are required by law to develop programs to treat and correct learning disorders. Classroom Guides. The remediation for learning disorders is primarily educational, although children with low

may be less restless but cannot stay focused on a task. Learning is often very impaired. Children with this disorder may be irritable. In children and adolescents, irritability may also be the primary symptom of depression or bipolar disorder; sorting out whether the irritable child or adolescent suffers from ADD, bipolar disorder, or depression is important but sometimes difficult for the mental health professional. Who Is Affected? The disorder is much more common in males and is

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