:: Gale Encyclopedia of Mental Health

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From the publisher:
This resource contains some 500 articles (ranging from 200 to 10,000 words). All entries have been reviewed by an advisory board of medical/health/pharmaceutical experts and updated to reflect new findings that will be included in the fifth edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders.

This database includes comprehensive facts on disorders, drugs, treatments and therapies, alternative treatments, diagnostic procedures, assessment and evaluation tools, and more.

This resource also includes coverage of hospitalization, case management, crisis housing, support groups, and mental health law.

Users can quickly find answers about causes and symptoms of various disorders, demographic information, treatment options, and prognosis.

Coverage of highly sought-after topics include:
  • Alzheimer's and dementia
  • Autism and Asperger's syndrome
  • ADHD
  • Autism
  • Cognitive behavioral therapy
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder
  • Stuttering
  • Traumatic brain injury
While medically precise, the entries are written in non-technical language to enhance understanding. The set includes more than 200 color illustrations and figures, biographical sidebars on noteworthy experts, and "Questions to Ask Your Doctor" sidebars. Key terms are defined, and a comprehensive glossary is provided.

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