I Am Not Sick, I Don't Need Help! How to Help Someone with Mental Illness Accept Treatment
"This book fills a tremendous void..." wrote E. Fuller Torrey, M.D., about the first edition of I AM NOT SICK, I Don't Need Help! Twenty years later, it still does. Dr. Amador's research on poor insight was inspired by his success helping his brother Henry, who had schizophrenia, accept treatment. Like tens of millions of others diagnosed with schizophrenia, bipolar disorder and addictions, Henry did not believe he was ill. In this latest edition, all chapters have been updated with new research on anosognosia (lack of insight) and much more detail on LEAP. Readers will find expanded guidance on how to learn and use LEAP. New advice, relying on lessons learned from tens of thousands of LEAP seminar participants, is given to help readers quickly and effectively use Dr. Amador's method for helping someone accept treatment. I AM NOT SICK, I Don't Need Help! is not just a reference for Mental Health practitioners and Criminal Justice professionals. It is a must-read guide for family members whose loved ones are battling mental illness and addictions. Read and learn as have hundreds of thousands of others...to LEAP-Listen, Empathize, Agree, and Partner-and help your patients and loved ones accept the treatment they need.