Author(s): Carrie Iorizzo
Mental health is an important and often misunderstood concept. Understanding Mental Health helps explain the importance of social and emotional health, as well as what the symptoms and possible treatments are for different mental health issues and disorders. Each title provides an open and honest discussion about stigma and how you can help a friend or family member with a mental health issue. A psychotic disorder is a mental illness in which the major symptoms are delusions and hallucinations. Schizophrenia is the most well-known psychotic disorder, but others include schizoaffective disorder, delusional disorder, and brief psychotic disorder. Symptoms, causes, and treatment options are explored, along with a discussion on dealing with parents or siblings who have been diagnosed with schizophrenia and other psychotic disorders. Book jacket.