50 Signs of Mental Illness (Paperback)

A Guide to Understanding Mental Health (Yale University Press Health & Wellness)

By James Whitney Hicks

Yale University Press, 9780300116946, 416pp.

Publication Date: June 15, 2006

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A user-friendly, alphabetical guide to psychiatric symptoms and what you should know about them.

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

About the Author

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.