The first mainstream text to reconsider the traditional emphasis for what is commonly known as 'abnormal psychology'. Providing a comprehensive account of mental distress, this text challenges your preconceptions about what you think you know about mental health. Includes a foreword by award winning Richard Bentall and a chapter from service users.
Reflections on Community Psychiatric Nursing looks at the changing trends in psychiatric nursing over the last decade. This book offers students a lively and easy-to-read introduction to the key debates in psychiatric nursing.
This guide brings together authoritative contributions from leading mental health researchers, educators and practitioners to provide a comprehensive text for community mental health nurses in training and practice.
Provides an overview of the neurobiological factors which may contribute to, and arise from, the development of mental health problems, and seeks to clearly identify issues relevant to mental health nursing practice.
Intends to answer the following questions: What is mental health? What are mental health problems? What causes them? How do mental health problems affect the lives of people with learning disabilities and those around them? How can mental health problems be identified in people with learning disabilities? How can carers and services respond?
Presents a range of issues that psychiatric/mental health nurses face such as practice, policy, research and education. This book provides several arguments possible in order to inform, educate, and stimulate psychiatric/mental health nurses. It focusses on making the nurses aware of the uncertain nature of nursing practice and knowledge.
This text is a guide to good practice within adult mental health care, providing a comprehensive introduction to mental health and illness. It is designed to aid mental health professionals and workers, and any individuals coming in to contact with mental illness, in recognising a mental health need or problem and offering appropriate support.
This publication is aimed at practitioners who work with women in secure settings. There is relatively little material available which integrates practice, research and service development issues in this challenging area, and this publication fills an important gap.
Documents how the data were suppressed by the drug companies and how government regulatory agencies collaborated in withholding them from public view. This book shows that the chemical imbalance theory is simply wrong and that it has been disproven by scientific evidence.
Shows that mental ill-health causes more of the suffering in our society than physical illness, poverty or unemployment. This book explores the new effective solutions to the misery and injustice caused by mental illness. It describes how successful psychological treatments have been developed and explains what works best for whom.
This book focuses on the practical implications and use of dialogue, language and education in community care. A stimulating contribution to the debate on the future of community care, this book advocates the active engagement of clients in their own lives and promotes the development of a shared sense of responsibility between client and carer.
People experiencing mental health problems may need to be able to present and explore deeply disturbing thoughts and actions in a safe environment. This book will enable professionals to meet both the needs of clients and the demands of society through a responsible and thoughtful understanding of the significance of confidentiality and disclosure.
Lynn offers clear, practical advice on recognizing the symptoms, understanding medication and accessing the necessary support at school as well as the managing the day-to-day challenges of parenting a child with Bipolar Disorder. His book will provide guidance and support for parents and carers as well as being a useful resource for professionals.
Student life is a time of change and adjustment, and their families as well as staff need resources to help them provide support for students experiencing mental health difficulties. This book explores how the needs of students can best be met by student and community mental health services.
Helps develops the reader's understanding of a range of evidence-based therapeutic techniques used in mental health nursing in order to enhance the reader's ability to translate theory into his or her practice. This title also discusses the issues surrounding mental health nursing, including multidisciplinary group working and quality control.
A Handbook For All Psychiatric Trainees Which Highlights All Those Issues Which Arise While Training This Book Offers A Series Of Guiding Comments For Doctors Who Are Thinking Of, Or Who Have Embarked On, A Training In Psychiatry In The UK.
Violence and Mental Disorder takes the debate about violence into new territory by increasing our understanding of the wide range of factors associated with the commission of violence. This comprehensive and critical review of the literature is intended for a broad audience, including clinicians, researchers and policy makers working in this area.
Goodbye, Mr. Wonderful gives a detailed account of the early stages of recovery from alcoholism. From his admittance into hospital to his life as a writer in the Netherlands, McCully offers a detailed and often analytical reflection on what it feels like to be a recovering alcoholic.
A title, in which, the author narrates his own agonising experience of depression. It also portrays the pain of others, in different cultures and societies whose lives have been shattered by depression and uncovers the historical, social, biological, chemical and medical implications of this crippling disease.
If you have severe depression or bipolar disorder, you may find it difficult to take that first step toward recovery. Centered on interviews with several people from of all walks of life, this book offers people with depression and bipolar disorder, tools for putting what they've learned into practice in recovering from their symptoms.
Can cognitive behavioural therapy revolutionise your practice? Cognitive behavioural therapy is an effective and frequently used psychological treatment. This book offers the reader an overview of CBT, allowing them to develop an understanding of the patient's problems, utilise the approach effectively, and prepare for supervision.
Offers therapists and counselors with crucial knowledge about psychotropic medications: when and how to make medication referrals, how to answer patients' questions and help them handle problems that arise, and how to combine medication and psychotherapy effectively.
Clinical Management in Mental Health Services is a practical guide to the day to day operational management of mental health teams. It explores both the theoretical aspects of management plus strategies for dealing with the wide range of management issues faced by managers working in mental health.
THE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER Drugs are not what we think they are. Addiction is not what we think it is. And the war on drugs is not what we see on our TV screens. In Chasing the Scream, Johann Hari shares his discoveries through the riveting true stories he uncovered on a 30,000-mile journey - from the founder of the war on drugs who stalked and killed Billie Holiday, to a transgender crack dealer in Brooklyn, to the only country that has ever decriminalised all drugs, with remarkable results. You will never look at addiction - or our society - in the same way again.
In this unique text, Digby Tantam brings together the many different professional and theoretical perspectives of well-being, unpacking the complexities of each to help students understand what well-being means in their chosen field.
Drawing on a range of psychoanalytic, philosophical and literary sources, and vignettes from the author's clinical experience, this book brings the subject of psychosis to life and demonstrates how the study of psychoanalysis and psychosis forces us to confront fundamental ontological questions.
The benefits of talk to individuals, families and organizations are proclaimed by pop psychologists, television talk show hosts, and management gurus. In this study Deborah Cameron looks at what lies behind the current upsurge of concern about talk in our workplaces, classrooms and private lives.
First major text on this topic since late 1980s. Begins with an overview of the subject, following with chapters on blindsight, agnosia, facial processing impairments, and the rapidly growing area of neglect.
Argues that for a complete understanding of attention, perception and memory, it is necessary to appreciate the way they interact and depend on one another. This book explains the evolution and meaning of key terminology and assumptions and puts the different approaches to this field in context.
Offers an introduction to neuropsychology, functional neuroanatomy, neuropathology, clinical assessment, and the behavioural sequelae associated with neurological disturbance. This work provides understanding of the common neurological disorders. It is intended for health professionals.
Provides a comprehensive outline of the essentials of work in community mental health care. This title summarises the history of community care; its why, when, what and who; the skills required to work with psychiatric patients; the practical 'rules of the game' in terms of the care programme approach, and, the mental health act and treatments.
The assessment of mental health problems is vital to the successful planning and treatment for people suffering from them. This unique book provides a step-by-step giude to conducting this assessment, giving student nurses a humanistic perspective on the subject. This best-seller, written by one of the most experienced authors in this field has been updated to reflect new concepts and ideas.
On the shores of death's coastline, a nine stone skeleton in a frame that once boasted the shape and tone of a body-builder, Jack is saved. By his father, one of the literary world's most esteemed personalities: John Sutherland. This is a son's memoir that is told through the prism and prose of a father.
Rational Emotive Behaviour Therapy (REBT) encourages the client to focus on their emotional problems in order to understand, challenge and change the irrational beliefs that underpin these problems. This guide introduces readers to REBT and indicates how it is different from other approaches within the broad cognitive behavioural therapy spectrum.
Kay Jamison draws on her work as a psychiatrist and researcher in mood disorders to explore connections between manic-depressive illness and artistic activity. She applies what is known about the illness to the lives and works of artists including Byron, Van Gogh, Schumann and Woolf.
Focuses on ways in which direct care staff can assist people with mental health problems, reflecting the accounts of the nature and type of assistance which have been valuable, and the ways in which such help can best be offered. This title addresses two key components of recovery access and inclusion to life opportunities and acceptance.
In mental health services, there is a pressing need for practitioners to place greater emphasis on working with users of services and to use skills that have a sound theoretical basis. This book focuses on evidence-based practice but reflects that, in mental health, the best evidence is the personal experience of the user.
Drawing from the classification of the "Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-IV-TR)" and the list of NANDA-approved nursing diagnoses, this text covers a range of disorders, their psychopathology, and appropriate nursing interventions with rationales. It includes many therapeutic and nontherapeutic dialogue examples.