Schizophrenia For Dummies

Author: Jerome Levine,Irene S. Levine

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780470259276

Category: Psychology

Page: 384

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Practical tools for leading a happy, productive life Schizophrenia is a chronic, severe, and disabling mental disorder that afflicts one percent of the population, an estimated 2.5 million people in America alone. The firsthand advice in this reassuring guide will empower the families and caregivers of schizophrenia patients to take charge, offering expert advice on identifying the warning signs, choosing the right health professional, understanding currently available drugs and those on the horizon (as well as their side effects), and evaluating traditional and alternative therapies.
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Schizophrenia FOR DUMmIES

Author: J.L.

Publisher: Jason Bozzuto

ISBN: N.A

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 387

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Schizophrenia affects as many as 1 in 100 Americans over their lifetime and is twice as common as HIV/AIDS. Yet few other diseases are shrouded in quite as much misinformation, lack of information, and secrecy as schizophrenia is. On average, it takes more than eight years between the time symptoms first appear and the time a person is diagnosed and treated for the disorder. Pervasive stigma keeps most people in the dark until the disorder becomes up close and personal. As a result, when someone you love is diagnosed with schizophrenia — a no-fault, equal-opportunity brain disorder — you’re not sure where to turn or who to tell. Initially, most people feel ashamed, bewildered, and alone. During our careers working in various research, policy, and clinical roles at federal, state, and local levels, people with schizophrenia and their loved ones often asked us questions. We always tried to provide simple, straightfor- ward answers, but we never have enough time to present the big picture — to answer their questions in a larger, more understandable context. So we decided to write this book. This book distills what we’ve learned and read over our combined 85+ years in the field of mental health — and just as important, the valuable lessons we’ve been taught by patients and families during that time. In these pages, we give you immediate access to tools and information that otherwise might take you a much longer time to acquire. We strongly believe that only through improved public awareness and enhanced mental-health literacy can society reverse the stigma and discrimi- nation that stands in the way of finding cures and helping people with schizophrenia lead the full lives they deserve.
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Criminology For Dummies

Author: Steven Briggs

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118052668

Category: Social Science

Page: 384

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Your thorough guide to comprehending and combating crime Are you fascinated by criminology, forensics, and detective work? This you-are-there guide takes you deep into the world of crime, giving you a better understanding of the dark recesses of the criminal mind and how law enforcement officials investigate crime. You'll gain real-world knowledge of the reasons for and consequences of crime, the way society responds to it, and, most important, how crime can be prevented. Enter the world of crime — understand what crime is, how it is measured, and the various ways crime affects victims and society Identify different types of crime — from white-collar crime to organized crime to terrorism, examine the nature of crime and why certain criminals are attracted to specific crimes Know who commits crimes, and why — explore different theories that attempt to explain why people commit crimes Take it to the streets — follow law enforcement officials and federal agencies as they chase and apprehend the bad guys Seek justice — meet the key players in the criminal justice system and see why and how the guilty are punished Deal with juveniles — know the differences between adult and juvenile systems, realize why youths are treated differently, and review modern methods for treatment Open the book and find: Common criminal traits The causes of violent crimes Recent efforts to secure victims' rights The processes used to solve crimes A step-by-step walkthrough of the criminal justice process Ways to recognize and fight back against crime Jobs in the criminal justice field Ten notorious, unsolved crimes
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English Grammar Workbook For Dummies

Author: Nuala O'Sullivan,Geraldine Woods

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0470664541

Category: Education

Page: 328

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English Grammar Workbook For Dummies, UK Edition is grammar First Aid for anyone wanting to perfect their English and develop the practical skills needed to write and speak correctly. Each chapter focuses on key grammatical principles, with easy-to-follow theory and examples as well as practice questions and explanations. From verbs, prepositions and tenses, to style, expressions and tricky word traps, this hands-on workbook is essential for both beginners looking to learn and practise the basics of English grammar, and those who want to brush up skills they already have - quickly, easily, and with confidence. English Grammar Workbook For Dummies, UK Edition covers: Part I: Laying the Groundwork: Grammar Basics Chapter 1: Placing the Proper Verb in the Proper Place Chapter 2: Matchmaker, Make Me a Match: Pairing Subjects and Verbs Correctly Chapter 3: Who Is She, and What Is It? The Lowdown on Pronouns Chapter 4: Finishing What You Start: Writing Complete Sentences Part II: Mastering Mechanics Chapter 5: Exercising Comma Sense Chapter 6: Made You Look! Punctuation Marks That Demand Attention Chapter 7: One Small Mark, a Whole New Meaning: Apostrophes Chapter 8: "Let Me Speak!" Quotation Marks Chapter 9: Hitting the Big Time: Capital Letters Part III: The Pickier Points of Correct Verb and Pronoun Use Chapter 10: The Case of It (And Other Pronouns) Chapter 11: Choosing the Best Pronoun for a Tricky Sentence Chapter 12: Travelling in Time: Tricky Verb-Tense Situations Chapter 13: Are You and Your Verbs in the Right Mood? Part IV: All You Need to Know about Descriptions and Comparisons Chapter 14: Writing Good or Well: Adjectives and Adverbs Chapter 15: Going on Location: Placing Descriptions Correctly Chapter 16: For Better or Worse: Forming Comparisons Chapter 17: Apples and Oranges: Improper Comparisons Part V: Writing with Style Chapter 18: Keeping Your Balance Chapter 19: Spicing Up and Trimming Down Your Sentences Chapter 20: Steering Clear of Tricky Word Traps Part VI: The Part of Tens Chapter 21: Ten Over-corrections Chapter 22: Ten Errors to Avoid at All Cost
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Fig

Author: Sarah Elizabeth Schantz

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1481423606

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 352

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An NPR Best Book of 2015 Love and sacrifice intertwine in this brilliant debut of rare beauty about a girl dealing with her mother’s schizophrenia and her own mental illness. Fig’s world lies somewhere between reality and fantasy. But as she watches Mama slowly come undone, it becomes hard to tell what is real and what is not, what is fun and what is frightening. To save Mama, Fig begins a fierce battle to bring her back. She knows that her daily sacrifices, like not touching metal one day or avoiding water the next, are the only way to cure Mama. The problem is that in the process of a daily sacrifice, Fig begins to lose herself as well, increasingly isolating herself from her classmates and engaging in self-destructive behavior that only further sets her apart. Spanning the course of Fig’s childhood from age six to nineteen, this deeply provocative novel is more than a portrait of a mother, a daughter, and the struggle that comes with all-consuming love. It is an acutely honest and often painful portrayal of life with mental illness and the lengths to which a young woman must go to handle the ordeals—real or imaginary—thrown her way.
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Gluten-Free Cooking For Dummies

Author: Danna Korn

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118432045

Category: Cooking

Page: 384

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Prepare gluten-free dishes that are delicious and nutritious Want to create tasty gluten-free meals and snacks? Gluten-Free Cooking For Dummies is loaded with more than 150 wheat-and gluten-free recipes. These sweet, spicy, and aromatic dishes prove that living the gluten-free lifestyle can be not only fun and easy, but delicious and nutritious too! This practical, guide shows you how to find and select the right ingredients and prepare classic healthy dishes for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and dessert. You'll find out what you can and can't use in gluten-free cooking, learn to spot the hidden gluten in foods, discover surprising ways to save money when you go shopping, and even manage your weight. You'll also learn how to convert your current favorite recipes to gluten-free delights using ingredients you probably already have in your kitchen. Covers the medical, practical, and emotional aspects of living gluten-free Includes more than 150 tasty recipes, including gluten-free ethnic dishes and a section of quick and easy starter recipes, which is new to this edition Shows you how to boost nutrition and flavor in your dishes Gives you the know-how to make any meal gluten free Complete with delightful lists of gluten-free comfort foods and kid's favorites, as well as tips for converting a kitchen to a gluten-free workspace, Gluten-Free Cooking For Dummies is the best way yet to stay happy, healthy, well-fed, and wheatless!
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The ACT For Dummies

Author: Suzee Vlk

Publisher: For Dummies

ISBN: 9780764552106

Category: Study Aids

Page: 361

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What would you think of a test preparation guide that's actually fun to read? If you think that studying for the ACT means memorizing long lists of mathematical theorems and seven-syllable words, think again! Written in the famously friendly ...For Dummies style, The ACT For Dummies, 2nd Edition, takes the drudgery out of studying -- and zeros in on exactly what you need to know to score high on the test. The ACT For Dummies, 2nd Edition, gives you plain-English explanations, a tear-out cheat sheet, two complete sample exams and practice questions, and top ten lists (such as ten wrong rumors about the ACT, ten things that colleges want, and ten dumb things you can do to mess up your ACT). Discover how to Get your best possible score Master critical reading passages Review only the math you really need Tackle science reasoning questions Spot trick questions Ease your test-taking anxiety You can have your ACT together in no time with The ACT For Dummies, 2nd Edition!
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