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Matters of the Mind: Latter-day Saint Helps for Mental Health

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Early and appropriate treatment of mental illness can reduce much suffering for both those who are afflicted and those who love them. Edited by three notable LDS clinical psychologists, this comprehensive resource will help LDS families have a more accurate understanding of mental illness. It includes chapters on anxiety disorders, mood disorders, depression, ADHD, eating ...more
448 pages
Published April 2nd 2007 by Deseret Book (first published 2007)
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Chrissy Ciancanelli
Apr 27, 2016 Chrissy Ciancanelli rated it it was amazing
Excellent book by talented, compassionate professionals. Brings much needed hope and awareness to some of the most devastating illness we often encounter in our own lives or those we love. Alleviates suffering and anxiety by offering help and light to some of the most misunderstood afflictions. Great resource and help for every reader.
Nov 12, 2014 Janiece rated it really liked it
Broad in scope (yay!) but not so muchin depth. A great addition to dispelling the myths and stigma of mental illness and understanding it from a gospel view point. Found some choice nuggets here. Recommended for everyone. Can be read all the way through or just used as a reference.
Jul 07, 2015 Ryceejo rated it liked it
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I would give it a 3.5. I liked the example stories; they illustrated each disorder well. I really did NOT care for the "How Can You Help Yourself?" sections. They really irked me. If I had schizophrenia, I probably would NOT be reading this book! The suggestions were really generic; after going on for six pages about how complicated treatment is, the authors would then make disingenuous suggestions. However, this book is a good reference to have on hand! It explains a lot of disorders in simple, ...more
Feb 03, 2009 Dany rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
good book, it's very clinical and has a lot of information. It is from an LDS perspective, but agree's that mental illness can't be prayed and fasted away, and although they agree that Priesthood blessings can ease anxiety, they display physical proof of the differences in the brain of many mental illness'
Jan 06, 2010 Russ rated it liked it
Good information about mental illness from an LDS perspective. More a reference book than a straight read; still, full of useful information.
It has some useful information. I recommend it to anyone wanting to understand more of the mind and it's matters(:
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