Book of the Year 2012 - Understanding Troubled Minds
SANE Book of the Year 2012
By Sidney Bloch
Many of us take our mental health for granted. But when confronted by mental illness in family members, friends or ourselves, even the most competent can become overwhelmed.
Understanding Troubled Minds guides us calmly and authoritatively through the full range of mental illnesses and their treatment, and includes chapters dealing specifically with mental illnesses afflicting women, children and the elderly.
It stresses the value of partnerships between psychiatrists, patients and their families. Sidney Bloch, an eminent academic psychiatrist of many years’ clinical experience, highlights the place of hope and optimism, pointing to the great strides being made in the understanding and treatment of mental illness.
Acknowledging the complexity of human nature, Professor Bloch weaves stories of real people and the insights of many writers and artists throughout the text.
Balanced, humanistic and thoroughly readable, this fully revised edition of Understanding Troubled Minds serves as a practical guide to mental illness and its treatment.