50 Signs of Mental Illness - Hicks, James Whitney - Yale University Press

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Yale University Press Health & Wellness

50 Signs of Mental Illness

A Guide to Understanding Mental Health

  • James Whitney Hicks
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   Winner of the 2006 “Ken” Award, the Kenneth Johnson Memorial Research Library of the National Alliance for the Mentally Ill’s New York City Chapter.

 Semi-finalist for the 2006 Independent Publisher Book Awards in the Health/Medicine/Nutrition category.

Selected for Association of American University Presses (AAUP)Books for Public and Secondary School Libraries, 2006

Selected as a 2007 AAUP University Press Book for Public and Secondary School Libraries.

Anger, fatigue, obsessions, memory loss, sexual performance problems, suicidal thoughts. Are these signs of mental illness? How can you tell? Should you consult your physician? This reassuring book is for anyone seeking to understand their own symptoms or those of a loved one.

"A smart, alphabetically arranged layperson’s guide to common symptoms."—Gregory Mott, Washington Post

"Each of us has experienced one or several of the various forms of emotional distress described in this enormously helpful book--and who has not worried about their meaning and sometimes wondered whether, or how, to seek treatment? Finally, here is the book that answers every question lucidly, directly and authoritatively."— Sherwin B. Nuland, M.D., author of Lost In America: A Journey With My Father and How We Die

"This resource on the symptoms of mental illness and their treatment is a solid gem."—Library Journal

James Whitney Hicks, M.D., is director of clinical services at the Kirby Forensic Psychiatric Center in New York City. He is also assistant clinical professor of psychiatry at New York University.

Fifty Signs discusses these and more:

antisocial behavior – anxiety – appetite disturbances – compulsions – deceitfulness – delusions – denial – depression – euphoria – fatigue – flashbacks – grief – hallucinations – identity confusion – intoxication – jealousy – mania – memory loss – mood swings –nonsensical speech – obsessions – panic – paranoia – self-mutilation – sexual preoccupations – sleep problems – sloppiness – suicidal thoughts