Narratives of Recovery from Serious Mental Illness: 2016 by William Tucker (Hardback, 2016)
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- DescriptionIn this informative and inspiring book the author narrates the stories of 12 patients whom he treated during their recovery from serious mental illness. These narratives reveal their common struggles: misdiagsis, dual-diagsis, impeded access to medication, medication-adherence issues, homelessness, employment/unemployment issues, and problems with governmental agencies. They also reveal some of the satisfactions of practicing outreach psychiatry: appreciating the patients' resilience, persistence, and talents, and the cooperation of outside service-providers, all of which promote recovery. Each patient's path is unique. Their successes remind us that schizophrenia, paraia, bipolar illness, and substance abuse need t preclude a productive and satisfying life. * Direct quotations from patients demonstrate their awareness of their problems and progress. * Patients' acceptance promotes flexibility and creativity from their psychiatrist. * Team members provide invative and targeted support. * The psychiatrist identifies aspects his interactions with these patients that contributed to his professional development. * A unique feature is the documentation of patients' monthly progress for up to 6 years. Though one kws what initiates recovery, this book vividly describes how it does so. For psychiatrists, psychologists, and social workers these are compelling stories of hope and a powerful call to consider outreach psychiatry.
- Author BiographyWilliam Tucker is clinical professor of psychiatry at the Columbia College of Physicians and Surgeons. He has maintained a private practice in general psychiatry for over 40 years and has been actively engaged in teaching community psychiatry to psychiatric residents and advanced clinical interviewing to medical students in general medicine. Early in his career he was director of residency training in psychiatry at a Columbia-affiliated community hospital. Subsequently he was director of psychiatric services and thereafter chief medical officer of the NY State Office of Mental Health. Following these positions he was team psychiatrist for an ACT team in Jamaica (Queens), which was administered by a non-profit organization responsible for 500 clients throughout New York City. He has been president of the NY County District Branch of the American Psychiatric Association, and he is currently an APA Distinguished Life Fellow. For over 20 years he has served as associate editor of Psychiatric Quarterly, and he is a reviewer for Psychiatric Services, Academic Psychiatry, and Community Mental Health Journal. He has contributed to the professional literature on psychiatric education, the implementation and use of telemedicine, the use of technology for follow-up of people with schizophrenia, homelessness, psychopharmacology, psychological trauma, and the process of change in medical and psychiatric patients as they take charge of their disabilities.
- Author(s)William Tucker
- PublisherSpringer International Publishing AG
- Date of Publication18/05/2016
- SubjectPsychiatry & Clinical Psychology: Professional
- Place of PublicationCham
- Country of PublicationSwitzerland
- ImprintSpringer International Publishing AG
- Content Notebiography
- Weight444 g
- Width155 mm
- Height235 mm
- Spine13 mm
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