Description : 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.
Description : 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.
Description : 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
Description : The approachable, comprehensive guide to neurobiology Neurobiology rolls the anatomy, physiology, and pathology of thenervous system into one complex area of study. Neurobiology ForDummies breaks down the specifics of the topic in a fun,easy-to-understand manner. The book is perfect for students in avariety of scientific fields ranging from neuroscience and biologyto pharmacology, health science, and more. With a complete overviewof the molecular and cellular mechanisms of the nervous system,this complete resource makes short work of the ins and outs ofneurobiology so you can understand the details quickly. Dive into this fascinating guide to an even more fascinatingsubject, which takes a step-by-step approach that naturally buildsan understanding of how the nervous system ties into the veryessence of human beings, and what that means for those working andstudying in the field of neuroscience. The book includes a completeintroduction to the subject of neurobiology. Gives you an overview of the human nervous system, along with adiscussion of how it's similar to that of other animals Discusses various neurological disorders, such as strokes,Alzheimer's disease, Parkinson's disease, and schizophrenia Leads you through a point-by-point approach to describe thescience of perception, including how we think, learn, andremember Neurobiology For Dummies is your key to mastering thiscomplex topic, and will propel you to a greater understanding thatcan form the basis of your academic and career success.
Description : Practice makes perfect with this hands-on resource for mandolinplayers of all skill levels If you're looking for an accessible practice-based book toimprove your playing, you've come to the right place. MandolinExercises For Dummies focuses on the skills that players oftenfind challenging and provides tips, tricks and plenty of coolexercises that will have you picking with the best of them—orat least much better than before! Mandolin Exercises ForDummies is packed with instruction—from hundreds ofexercises to drills and practice pieces. And it gets better. You'llalso have online access to downloadable audio files for eachexercise, making this practice-based package a complete mandolincompanion. Puts an overview of the fundamentals in perspective, helps youto use exercises to limber up, and much more Dives into the major and minor arpeggios with triad patterns,then moves on to major 7th and minor 7th patterns Details the major scales, then moves on to mastering the minorscales with practice exercises Contains tips to help you practice better, including using ametronome, playing with recordings, and more Master the basics and sharpen your mandolin-playing skills withthis reliable resource.
Description : 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
Description : 1,001 ACT questions with step-by-step solutions Ready to take the ACT? No sweat! With 1,001 ACT Practice Questions For Dummies you get 1,001 opportunities to prepare for the test. Complete with detailed, step-by-step solutions, each practice ACT question gets you one step closer to a great score on the most popular college admissions test—and getting into the school of your dreams. Practice your way to ACT test-taking perfection with the help of For Dummies! Includes one-year access to practice questions online Offers 1,001 practice questions—from easy to hard Tracks your progress, so you can see where you need more help and create your own question sets Provides detailed, step-by-step answers and explanations for every question If you're a student with college in your sights, 1,001 ACT Practice Questions For Dummies sets you up for success!
Description : 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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