Current Controversies in Mental Health and Addictions

An Expert’s Anthology (First Edition)
Lloyd I. Sederer, M.D.
©2017, 328 pages
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    Mental health and substance use disorders are ubiquitous conditions that have an enormous impact on individuals and families, and often lead to social and financial burdens, and sometimes catastrophes. Current Controversies in Mental Health and Addictions: An Expert’s Anthology is a compilation of book and movie reviews, opinion blogs, and online articles on mental health and addiction. This compelling anthology helps readers understand and apply specific and every day mental health problems and their solutions.

    The material is organized into sections that address topics such as substance use, abuse, and addiction; borderline personality disorder; depression and bipolar disorders; suicide; and recovery. The high-interest content includes selections on how people with mental illnesses can have lives of contribution and how to keep them from becoming violent; treatment choices for alcoholism and substance use disorders; mental health law; adverse childhood experiences; wartime and other post-traumatic stress disorders; biomarkers for depression; and more.

    Current Controversies in Mental Health and Addictions provides a wealth of valuable information and insight for mental health professionals and lay readers alike. Applicable to numerous disciplines and students at various points in their pre-professional education, the book is particularly well-suited to courses in psychology, social work, counseling, nursing, addiction, and pre-medicine.

    Lloyd I. Sederer completed medical school at the State University of New York, Upstate Medical Center. He has served as medical director of McLean Hospital, a Harvard teaching hospital in Belmont, Massachusetts, and director of the Division of Clinical Services for the American Psychiatric Association. Dr. Sederer is currently Chief Medical Officer of the New York State Office of Mental Health, medical editor for mental health at The Huffington Post, and an adjunct professor at Columbia University's Mailman School of Public Health. Dr. Sederer has published books for both professional and lay audiences, and his writing has been featured in the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, The Huffington Post, U.S. News & World Report, and Psychology Today among many other publications.

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