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A Primer on Mental Disorders by Thomas E. Allen, Mayer C. Liebman, Lee Crandall Park, and William C. Wimmer (Scarecrow) From four practicing physicians comes this down-to-earth, easy to understand introduction to mental disorders--essentially a "what is it" book to help identify disorders, understand the ramifications, and assist teachers and families in providing a supportive environment for students and others who suffer from various disorders. Arranged by broad category (following the DSM IV, the standard reference for medical professionals), disorders are described, along with notes about treatment and a list of helpful resources for the classroom, library, and home. Appendixes list important advocacy and support groups, appropriate videos for classroom viewing, and Web sites for further information. This useful tool makes a difficult subject readily accessible to students, teachers, and the general public, and, as such, belongs in every school and public library, as well as institutions of higher learning and the offices of school counselors and administrators.

About the Authors:
The authors are all mainstream doctors, trained at top medical institutions: Thomas E. Allen, M.D. (Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons); Mayer C. Liebman, M.D. (New York University School of Medicine); William C. Wimmer, M.D. (University of Maryland School of Medicine); and Lee Crandall Park, M.D (Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine).


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