Understanding Mental Disorders Reviews

What Are Sleep Disorders? ISBN 978-1-60152-930-5 / eBook: 978-1-60152-931-2
What Is Anxiety Disorder? ISBN 978-1-60152-920-6 / eBook: 978-1-60152-921-3
What Is Bipolar Disorder? ISBN 978-1-60152-922-0 / eBook: 978-1-60152-923-7
What Is Panic Disorder? ISBN 978-1-60152-924-4 / eBook: 978-1-60152-925-1
What Is Schizophrenia? ISBN 978-1-60152-926-8 / eBook: 978-1-60152-927-5
What Is Self-Injury Disorder?: ISBN 978-1-60152-928-2 / eBook: 978-1-60152-929-9
School Library Connection, April 1, 2016

This series conducts a thorough examination of some of society’s most pressing mental health concerns. Each book provides an engaging introduction to each topic by providing background, history, and anecdotal evidence of the condition being explored. Following chapters detail the definition, causes, impact on daily living, and treatment options for each disorder. Extensive source notes, a list of contact organizations, resources for further research, and picture credits are included with each title. These books are quite detailed and will require close reading by student researchers. However, the information is comprehensive and will provide readers with an excellent introduction to these difficult topics. Index.
Martha Hubbard, School Librarian, Colerain Senior High School, Cincinnati, Ohio

What Is Anxiety Disorder? ISBN 978-1-60152-920-6 / eBook: 978-1-60152-921-3
Booklist, Dec. 1, 2015

Personal testimonies and professional sources combine to present a full picture of anxiety disorders and the people who suffer from them. From phobias to post-traumatic stress, anxiety disorders are classified as “a group of mental illnesses that cause abnormal feelings of fear and dread.” Although generally considered modern problems, anxiety disorders predate the twenty-first century and are the most common mental illness, affecting an approximate 40 million American adults. This explores what it is like to live with the illness as well as its causes and treatments, and the well-organized, jargon-free information allows readers not already familiar with the topic to easily understand. Graphs, color photos, and side boxes containing supplemental facts break up the text, but this volume, unlike many of its contemporaries, is ultimately more invested in providing substantive information than in creating an engaging reading experience. A list of chapter notes, organizations, and sources round up the reference credentials of the book, which will be of value to student researchers.