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Understanding and Communicating with a Person Who has Delusions
  Three to six million Americans who suffer from neurobiological disorders such as schizophrenia, major depression, and manic-depression must live with delusions, sometimes on a daily basis. With the help of this videotape, persons diagnosed with these disorders and their families, can learn to describe, name and manage delusions — it is possible to sort out reality from unreality. This tape introduces a method of self- empowered symptom management co-developed by providers, consumers and families to facilitate improved daily lives for those living with delusions. You will learn a collaborative, non-blaming approach to the development of intervention strategies identified as useful in the ongoing management of delusions. This video received a 1996 Silver Telly Award in the Health and Medical Category. Includes 62 page study guide. Runing Time is 62 minutes.
  • What are delusions and what causes them?
  • Types of delusions
  • Stages and phases of delusional thoughts
  • 12 steps for intervening
  • Symptom management of delusions
    • VHS-1002


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      Understanding and Communicating With a Person Who is Hallucinating
        This video explains how the brain functions, describes what happens during a hallucination and, most importantly, offers proven techniques for helping a person through this frightening experience. The program also shows actual PET, CET, and MRI brain scans depicting the differences in schizophrenia and includes a dramatic recording by Dory Previn describing the hallucinatory experience. This video also describes the Four Stages of Hallucinations: Comforting, Condemning, Controlling, and Conquering, instructs individuals in twelve techniques that have been proven to help individuals through this frightening experience, and assists in the management of future hallucinations. In 1991, this video received a Commendation Award from Superfest XVI: An International Media Festival of Disabilities. Includes 30 page study guide. Running Time is 61 minutes.
    • Basic brain anatomy and physiology
    • Brain imaging techniques
    • Four Stages of Hallucinations
    • Music video of Mr.Whisper by Dory Previn
    • 12 Steps for intervening to interrupt the hallucinatory process
      • VHS-1003


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        Understanding Relapse: Managing the Symptoms of Schizophrenia
          Each year at least 250,000 people with schizophrenia return to home or community-based care for the ongoing management of this severe mental illness. In this video Mary D. Moller, MSN, ARNP, CS, with the help of persons diagnosed with schizophrenia and their families, describes the complex world of living and coping with this disease and dealing with the stages of relapse, signs of impending relapse, and triggers of relapse. This tape introduces the Symptom Management Assessment Tool, the first tool of its kind to be researched and developed for consumers and their families to communicate daily symptoms, those indicating relapse, problems with daily living, medication and common symptom management techniques. Includes 36 page study guide. Runing Time: 60 minutes.
      • What is relapse?
      • Who will experience it and what causes it?
      • The early symptoms of relapse
      • Stages of relapse
      • Coping techniques for symptom management   
      • VHS-1004

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        Understanding and Communicating With a Person Who is Experiencing Mania
          Mania - characterized by racing thoughts, insomnia, inappropriate elation, grandiosity, pressured speech and inappropriate social behaviors - is one of the extreme mood swings of bipolar disorder, formerly known as manic-depressive illness. This videotape explains this complex illness, describes the stages of mania and suggests communication techniques to deal with the often devastating interpersonal dynamics that occur as a result of mania. Poignant testimony is incorporated throughout the tape from two women living with the illness themselves and a man who has witnessed the pain of a friend diagnosed with bipolar disorder. They share their frustrations and concerns and offer valuable insight to family members and professionals. Includes 24 page study guide. Running Time: 61 minutes Content:
      • Signs and symptoms of mania
      • DSM-IIIR criteria for mania
      • Theories of etiology
      • Stages of mania
      • Emotional and behavioral themes
      • Medical management   
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