Mental Health Books
Okanagan Clinical Trials has developed a series of information booklets on various psychiatric disorders. These are designed to help patients to both understand their illness and get as much benefit as possible from treatment.
Each booklet contains discussions of the disorder as well as treatment options and other issues that can affect an individual's experience of his or her illness. Also included in each booklet are a number of helpful guides, charts and self-assessment questionnaires that compliment therapy sessions and can serve as a reminder of treatment progress and concerns.
I found this a VIP tool in tracking my meds, my moods and all side effects. I like the ring binding and the size fits in my purse for carrying to appointments. I appreciate all the treatment information, charts and pictures. ...I am very pleased to have a handy, helpful personal diary - I feel more organized.
- Diary buyer
Mental Health Matters
Dr. Latimer has been writing a mental health column in the Kelowna Capital News for about 10 years. During that time he has covered a broad range of issues in psychiatry, mental illness, and stigma surrounding mental illness. He and his daughter Megan Stobbe have now published a compilation of these columns in book form.
The book has 16 sections: General Issues; Mood Disorders; Anxiety Disorders; Attention Deficit Disorder; Personality Disorders; Addictions; Aging; Childhood and Parenting Issues; Miscellaneous Disorders; Genetics and Molecular Biology; Therapies; Clinical Research; Homelessness and Poverty; and Miscellaneous topics that don’t fit neatly into any other section.
It is written for the public and meant to clarify aspects of psychiatry and mental illness about which many people are poorly informed or confused.
Mental Health Matters makes a useful reference, excellent gift or collector's item. You may purchase it today for $19.95 by following the Paypal link below, in person at the office of Okanagan Clinical Trials (204-1353 Ellis St., Kelowna, BC) or at amazon.com.
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Bipolar Disorder Personal Diary
This portable personal diary for bipolar disorder is a useful tool for patients and physicians alike. It includes in-depth information on the disorder and its available treatment options as well as a variety of ways for patients to track their treatment progress. There are spaces for medication use and side effects as well as six months worth of mood charts for tracking the progression of the disease. Also included are a variety of personal assessment tools and some useful references for more detailed discussion of this serious illness.
Great booklet, I'm going to recommend this to everyone I know! Thanks - Diary buyer
Anxiety Disorders Personal Diary
This portable personal diary for anxiety disorders is a useful tool for patients and physicians alike. It includes in-depth information on many anxiety disorders including panic disorder, generalized anxiety disorder, social anxiety disorder, post traumatic stress disorder and agoraphobia. There is also information on several common comorbid conditions as well as a discussion of available treatment options. There are a variety of ways for patients to track their treatment progress including spaces to record medication use and side effects as well as anxiety charts for tracking. Also included are a variety of personal assessment tools and some useful references for more detailed discussion of anxiety disorders.
Went well above and beyond expectations!! Highly recommended!! A++ - Diary buyer
Depression Personal Diary
This portable personal diary for depression is a useful tool for patients and physicians alike. It includes in-depth information on the disorder as well as information on several commonly co-existing conditions. There is a detailed discussion of available treatment options including medication, therapy and some non-pharmacological options. The diary also has a variety of ways for patients to track their treatment progress including monthly mood charts, therapy goals, medication use and side effects. Also included are a variety of personal assessment tools and some useful references for more detailed discussion of depression.
Great communication. Received booklet very fast. More than I expected! - Diary buyer