An invaluable reference book from the premiere authority on, and international
bestselling author of, addiction and mental health issues.
Dr. Whitfield provides clinicians, patients and their families with a most
crucial guide to mental illness, including information on new treatment options.
This unique approach also answers questions on the role unresolved trauma plays
in mental illness.
According the National Institutes of Mental Health, one in five American adults
suffers from some kind of mental disorder. The Truth About Mental Illness uncovers
the myths and realities of disorders such as, post-traumatic stress, ADD, anxiety,
eating disorders, drug addiction, schizophrenia and personality disorders. Whitfield
offers cutting-edge research into their causes; why the real causes are often
overlooked; how clinicians and patients can avoid misdiagnosis and how to prevent
dangerous drug interactions. He also offers important non-medicated treatment
options, which can be used alone or as an adjunct to prescription treatment.