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Coping with Schizophrenia

A CBT Guide for Patients, Families and Caregivers

Specifically designed for people with a diagnosis of schizophrenia, their care-givers, friends and family, Coping with Schizophrenia is an empowering book that sensitively combines factual information with advice and encouragement.

Drawing on the very latest research as well as their own extensive clinical experience, doctors Jones and Hayward present the facts of the condition, including definitions and symptoms, the truth (or not) behind common myths, advice on dealing with professionals, medication and its effectiveness, the benefits of cognitive therapy, and much, much more. The result is a uniquely informative and positive book that covers an enormous range of issues and offers those living with schizophrenia the opportunity to play a decisive role in managing and maintaining their own well-being.

Steven Jones is Professor of Clinical Psychology and Director of the Spectrum Centre for Mental Health Research at Lancaster University.

Peter Hayward is a Consultant Clinical Psychologist at the South London and Maudsley NHS Trust in London, and an Honorary Lecturer at the Institute of Psychiatry, London.

"A sympathetic and sensible book which not only removes much of the fear, loneliness and stigma that surround schizophrenia but gives up to date information and a fascinating overview. It also gives practical encouragement to those faced with such a diagnosis, and their families will find here new strategies and therapies with which to combat this cruel illness and survive."

– Marjorie Wallace - Founder and Chief Executive of SANE, UK

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