The Gale Encyclopedia of Mental Health presents authoritative and comprehensive information on 500 topics in mental health, including diseases and disorders, drugs, alternative treatments, psychiatric assessments, and related concepts. Written in language accessible to adult laypersons, it aims to fill the gap between basic consumer resources and highly technical professional materials such as the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM). The new edition reflects suggested additions and changes to the forthcoming DSM-5 and includes over 65 new entries, photos of common medications, and age- and gender-specific topics such as juvenile bipolar disorder, late-life depression, and conditions specific to men and women.
Features and Benefits
- Questions to Ask Your Doctor sidebars.
- Key Terms boxes define unfamiliar concepts.
- More than 200 color photographs, illustrations, and statistical tables, including photos of prescribed medications.
- Resources sections provide book, periodical, and website sources for additional information, as well as related organizations.
- Back of book includes index, glossary, and contact information for related organizations and support groups.