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.
The revised edition of Mental Health Policy and Practice remains a comprehensive text containing an overview of recent UK mental health policy. It includesideas from a wide spectrum of mental health services, examples of successful evidence-based practice and analyzes theimpact of the 'modernization agenda'.
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.
This comprehensive new book provides answers to these questions by exploring interconnections between theory, research and practice. It draws on different disciplinary perspectives in the health and social sciences and invites comparisons between different health care settings.
Mental health nurses need to work within the law to ensure good, legal care for their patients, while at the same time being guided by appropriate values. This practical handbook for mental health nurses covers the different stages of mental healthcare delivery in a range of healthcare settings.
This is the third, significantly expanded and revised, edition of this seminal text. Incorporating additional contemporary topics, including mental health of refugees, trauma and psychosocial approaches, this text offers an illuminating account of mental health and mental disorder seen cross-culturally and internationally.
Easy-to-read and user friendly, this book is problem orientated and offers sensible, pragmatic and practical advice to GPs and the primary care team as a whole for the management of mental health problems. It is designed to be 'dipped into' when faced with problems on a daily basis.
Discusses the effectiveness of rehabilitation methods used to treat patients with cognitive impairments following acquired brain damage. This book provides a critique and consensus about what should constitute best practice. It is for all those who deals with the neuropsychological and neurological effects of brain damage.
Presents an analysis of life in 'total institutions' - closed worlds like prisons, army camps, boarding schools, nursing homes and mental hospitals. This book focuses on the relationship between the inmate and the institution, how the setting affects the person and how the person can deal with life on the inside.
After describing how the healthy real self develops and functions, the author explains what can go wrong. Drawing on case histories, he shows how the false self behaves in relationships and on the job, and then delineates appropriate treatments, offering real hope for cure.
With profound insight and remarkable candor, the author tracks the progress of his madness, from the smothering misery and exhaustion, to the agony of composing his own suicide note and his eventual, hard-won recovery.
For centuries, those afflicted by Alzheimer's disease have been robbed of their memories and ability to think clearly. This book charts the history of the disease, explaining the science behind it, recounting the efforts to understand and combat it, and introduces us to the researchers who are working to find a cure.
The book addresses the complexities and dilemmas faced by practitioners involved in mental health care, and enable the reader to reflect on their understanding. Case studies covering psychodynamic theory, cognitive behavioural therapy, systemic family therapy, attachment therapy and therapeutic group-work are also included.
This book is a detailed guide to using CBT with older people both with and without cognitive difficulties. Reviewing its use in different settings, it covers both conceptual and practical perspectives, and details everything from causes and initial assessment to case formulation and change techniques.
Offering a more sensitive appreciation of the total reality of the "madness experience", this work presents a number of personal experiences and provides an alternative to the received wisdom that "mental illness" is an affliction which all "patients" could avoid if they could.
Addresses the use of personal experience in the training of mental health student nurses. This book follows the existential phenomenological tradition in addressing the issue of 'madness' and caring, and adopts a historical perspective to show the antecedents of modern practices in caring.
This handbook provides detailed and comprehensive coverage of clinical psychiatry. With its practical hands-on advice, it is an indispensable companion for psychiatric trainees, medical students and those preparing for exams. It can also continue to be used by those entering psychiatric sub-specialities later in training.
This lively book explores current dilemmas and debates on the use, effectiveness and adverse effects of psychiatric drugs, from the perspectives of people who have taken them. It includes groundbreaking research into experiences of trying to come off drugs with emphasis on interactions between service users and mental health practitioners.
This controversial book overturns the claim that psychiatric drugs work by correcting chemical imbalance, and analyzes the professional, commercial and political vested interests that have shaped this view. It provides a comprehensive critique of research on drugs including antidepressants, antipsychotics and mood stabilizers.
An investigation of illegal drugs in the UK. Filled with case studies gathered over twenty years of investigative reporting, it explodes the myths and misconceptions about drug use, and makes a compelling case for a way forward.
Uncovers twelve shocking stories, untold for over a century and reveals the darker side of the Victorian upper and middle classes - their sexuality, fears of inherited madness, financial greed and fraudulence - and chillingly evoke the black motives at the heart of the phenomenon of the 'inconvenient person'.
Recounting the stories of the patients he worked with, and those of his colleagues on the ward, the author examines: the different major mental disorders - their symptoms and manifestations; the various methods of treatment - medication, therapy and conversation; and how religion, sex, wealth, health and drugs can bear influence on mental health.
The Oxford Handbook of Mental Health Nursing provides practical, easily accessible, concise and up-to-date, evidence-based guidelines about the essential elements of mental health nursing practice in one portable format.