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Sex, love, and mental illness [electronic resource] : a couple's guide to staying connected / Stephanie Buehler ; foreword by Barry W. McCarthy.

By: Buehler, Stephanie.
Material type: TextTextSeries: Sex, love, and psychology: Publisher: Santa Barbara, Calif. : Praeger, c2011Description: 1 online resource (xiv, 141 p.).ISBN: 9780313386879 (electronic bk.); 0313386870 (electronic bk.).Subject(s): Mentally ill -- Sexual behavior | Couples | Intimacy (Psychology) | Sex | PSYCHOLOGY / Psychotherapy / Couples & FamilyGenre/Form: Electronic books. | Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Sex, love, and mental illness.DDC classification: 616.89/1562 Online resources: EBSCOhost
Contents:
Introduction -- Understanding sexuality -- Mood disorders. Depression. Bipolar disorder -- Anxiety disorders. generalized anxiety and obsessive compulsive disorder. Post traumatic stress disorder -- Body-related disorders. Pain disorder. Hypochondriasis. Body dysmorphic disorder -- Eating disorders. Anorexia nervosa. Bulimia -- Substance-related disorders. Alcoholism. Amphetamines. Cocaine. Cannabis. Nicotine -- Personality problems. Dramatic and emotional. Anxious or fearful. Odd or eccentric -- Problems generally diagnosed in childhood. Attention deficit disorders. Learning disabilities. Asperger's syndrome -- Severe mental disorders. Schizophrenia. Psychosis. Delusions. Dementia and Alzheimers -- Love and mental illness : tips for coping.
Summary: Based on available figures, mental disorders affect the sexual relationships of millions of couples. Yet, little has been written to serve those couples and the professionals who offer them care. The fact is that, while not everyone with a mental illness will be able to sustain a long-term, intimate relationship, many do. This book is a guide toward that end.
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Includes bibliographical references and index.

Introduction -- Understanding sexuality -- Mood disorders. Depression. Bipolar disorder -- Anxiety disorders. generalized anxiety and obsessive compulsive disorder. Post traumatic stress disorder -- Body-related disorders. Pain disorder. Hypochondriasis. Body dysmorphic disorder -- Eating disorders. Anorexia nervosa. Bulimia -- Substance-related disorders. Alcoholism. Amphetamines. Cocaine. Cannabis. Nicotine -- Personality problems. Dramatic and emotional. Anxious or fearful. Odd or eccentric -- Problems generally diagnosed in childhood. Attention deficit disorders. Learning disabilities. Asperger's syndrome -- Severe mental disorders. Schizophrenia. Psychosis. Delusions. Dementia and Alzheimers -- Love and mental illness : tips for coping.

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Based on available figures, mental disorders affect the sexual relationships of millions of couples. Yet, little has been written to serve those couples and the professionals who offer them care. The fact is that, while not everyone with a mental illness will be able to sustain a long-term, intimate relationship, many do. This book is a guide toward that end.

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