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The Resource When your adult child breaks your heart : coping with mental illness, substance abuse, and other issues, Joel L. Young, MD., Christine Adamec

When your adult child breaks your heart : coping with mental illness, substance abuse, and other issues, Joel L. Young, MD., Christine Adamec

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When your adult child breaks your heart : coping with mental illness, substance abuse, and other issues
Title
When your adult child breaks your heart
Title remainder
coping with mental illness, substance abuse, and other issues
Statement of responsibility
Joel L. Young, MD., Christine Adamec
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • "Behind nearly every adult who is accused of a crime, becomes addicted to drugs or alcohol, or who is severely mentally ill and acting out in public, there is usually at least one extremely stressed-out parent. This parent may initially react with the bad news of their adult child behaving badly with, "Oh no!" followed by, "How can I help to fix this?" A very common third reaction is the thought, "Where did I go wrong--was it something I said or did, or that I failed to do when my child was growing up that caused these issues? Is this really somehow all my fault?" These parents then open their homes, their pocketbooks, their hearts, and their futures to "saving" their adult child--who may go on to leave them financially and emotionally broken. Sometimes these families also raise the children their adult children leave behind: 1.6 million grandparents in the U.S. are in this situation. This helpful book presents families with quotations and scenarios from real suffering parents (who are not identified), practical advice, and tested strategies for coping. It also discusses the fact that parents of adult children may themselves need therapy and medications, especially antidepressants. The book is written in a clear, reassuring manner by Dr. Joel L. Young, medical director of the Rochester Center for Behavioral Medicine in Rochester Hills, Michigan; with noted medical writer Christine Adamec, author of many books in the field. In the wake of the Newtown shooting and the viral popularity of the post "I Am Adam Lanza's Mother," America is now taking a fresh look, not only at gun control, but also on how we treat mental illness. Another major issue is our support or stigmatization of those with adult children who are a major risk to their families as well to society itself. This book is part of that conversation"--
  • "Urgently needed practical advice for parents of adult children whose mental health disorders, addictions, and/or violent tendencies continue to traumatize their family's lives"--
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Young, Joel L
Dewey number
616.89
Index
index present
LC call number
RC455.4.F3
LC item number
Y68 2013
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1949-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Adamec, Christine A.
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  • Parents of mentally ill children
  • Parent and adult child
  • Self-care, Health
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When your adult child breaks your heart : coping with mental illness, substance abuse, and other issues, Joel L. Young, MD., Christine Adamec
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn849822541
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
251 p.
Isbn
9780762792979
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2013023047
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Label
When your adult child breaks your heart : coping with mental illness, substance abuse, and other issues, Joel L. Young, MD., Christine Adamec
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn849822541
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
251 p.
Isbn
9780762792979
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2013023047
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia

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