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There are many good books available that provide information and support for caregivers. Belmont recognizes the importance of this information and has acquired many books (listed below) that are available to you at the:
Freda Krafskow Sachs Family Resource CenterBelmont Behavioral Health4200 Monument RoadPhiladelphia, PA 19131
If you have any questions regarding these resources or the Freda Kraftskow Sachs Family Resource Center contact Nancy Beck at 215-581-3818.
The Broken Brain: The Biological Revolution in Psychiatry; Andreasen, Nancy C., published in 1984 by Harper & Row, Publishers, Inc., 10 East 53rd St., New York, N.Y., U.S.A., 10022
The Caring Family; Living with Chronic Mental Illness; Bernheim, Kayla F., Lewine, Richard R.J., Beale, Caroline T.; published in 1982, available in Canada at Beaverbooks Ltd., 195 Allstate Parkway, Valleywood Business Park, Markham, Ont. L3R 4T8
Living and Working with Schizophrenia; Jeffries, Joel J., Plummer, Elizabeth, Seeman, Mary V., Thornton, John F.; second edition, published in 1990, University of Toronto Press, 5201 Dufferin St., Toronto, Ont. M3H ST8
Surviving Schizophrenia: A Family Manual; Fuller, Torrey, E.; revised, published in 1988 in the United States by Harper & Row Publishers, Inc.; in Canada by Fitzhenry & Whiteside Limited, 195 Allstate Parkway, Markham, Ont. L3R 4T8
Coping with schizophrenia: A guide for families (1994); Mueser, K., & Gingerich, S.; Oakland: New Harbinger Publications.
Schizophrenia: Straight Talk for Families and Friends; Walsh, Maryellen; published in 1985 by William Morrow and Company Inc., New York, N.Y. Available in soft cover from Warner Books Inc., 666 Fifth Avenue, New York, N.Y., U.S.A. 10103
Adolescent Eating DisordersAnorexia nervosa and bulima are often linked to depression in teens and can affect the whole family. Einstein Healthcare Network doctors discuss warning signs, physical symptoms and treatment.
Grief & LossFeelings of denial, shock and sickness are common emotions when dealing with the death of a loved one. Doctors discuss health implications of loss and overall wellbeing.
Suicide PreventionOver a million people attempt suicide in a year worldwide, yet most people do not realize it until it happens to someone close to you. Our physicians discuss the warning signs to watch out for and steps for prevention.
Developmental DelaysBabies need lots of prenatal care and personal attention to develop properly. Our physicians discuss what are normal developmental milestones and delays.
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