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Severe and Persistent Mental Illness: Adults

Allen Rubin

in Social Work

ISBN: 9780195389678
Published online December 2009 | | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/obo/9780195389678-0009
Severe and Persistent Mental Illness: Adults

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This entry provides sources on severe and persistent mental illness that are relevant for social work practitioners, focusing in particular on schizophrenia and to a lesser extent bipolar disorder. Although other disorders are touched upon, this entry does not provide a comprehensive list of sources on other disorders, such as the various mood disorders, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), personality disorders, phobias, panic disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder, eating disorders, and so on. Nevertheless some of the books in the section Treatment of Various Mental Illnesses include chapters on the treatment of other disorders. Each section of this entry is limited to those sources that are the most up-to-date and the most useful to social workers involved in the care of people with severe and persistent mental illnesses or to students who will work with that target population.

Article.  6638 words. 

Subjects: Social Work

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