This is a case-based, service user centred textbook for mental health nursing students to use throughout their pre-registration studies. The essential theory required for nursing care is explored alongside real service users' views and fictional cases providing excellent transferable skills for practice.
Examines a range of psychological and psychotherapeutic interventions that are being used to support parents and their infants. This book brings together interventions and ways of working that can be used both universally to support parents during the transition to parenthood.
This accessible, practical text provides mental health practitioners with the core knowledge and skills they need to be able to care effectively for the physical health of those who have been diagnosed with mental illness.
Provides an overview of the types of policies governments establish to prevent mental disorders and the various ways in which these policies are created. This title describes the process of analyzing public programs, laws, policies, and managerial innovations in mental disorder prevention.
Covers the entire spectrum of clinical drug therapy for adults, elderly adults, pregnant and nursing women, and children. This title includes drugs that are listed alphabetically, for quick navigation, and each drug entry includes name, molecular structure, dosing, pharmacological actions, indications and clinical applications, and more.
Over 90 percent of people with mental health problems take medication. Nurses now have the authority to prescribe this medication should they so wish. However, all nurses have a duty of care to administer medication safely. This book discusses prescribing decisions in schizophrenia, depression, anxiety and insomnia.
Explores the meaning of mental illness through the successive incarnations of the institution that defined it: the madhouse, designed to segregate its inmates from society; the lunatic asylum, which intended to restore the reason of sufferers by humane treatment; and the mental hospital, which reduced their conditions to diseases of the brain.
Rado and Janicak* define schizophrenia and explain what is known about its causes* discuss the difference between negative symptoms (such as lack of emotion and social withdrawal) and positive symptoms (such as hallucinations, delusions, and thought disorders)* describe medication and psychosocial and behavioral treatments-and the importance of early diagnosis and treatment for better long-term outcomes* explain what people with schizophrenia and their families can do to help keep the person well* explore how schizophrenia affects the entire family* detail medical conditions that people with schizophrenia are more likely than other people to have-including heart disease, obesity, and diabetes * offer key takeaway points for every topicDesigned for the lay reader and based on the most recent medical literature, Living with Schizophrenia offers information and understanding to help people coping with this often misunderstood disorder to best achieve recovery and healing.
This entertaining tour of the brain answers such fundamental questions as, What is the purpose of the brain? What is an emotion? What is a memory? How does food affect how you feel? Dr. Wenk has skillfully blended the highest scholarly standards with illuminating insights, gentle humor, and welcome simplicity.
This book explores the links between self-harm and suicide and presents international approaches to training in suicide prevention for professionals. It debates the legality and morality of assisted self-harm and analyse the rate and causes of suicide among specific groups, people in custody and people with mental illnesses.
Captures a range of individual stories about patients living with psychosis. This book provides an overview of psychosis and schizophrenia and demonstrates the range of experiences and recovery approaches.
In 1919 Sian Busby's great-grandmother drowned her twins and was sentenced to an indefinite term of imprisonment at Broadmoor. After the birth of her second son, Busby decided to investigate the story once and for all and lay to rest the ghosts which have haunted the family for 80 years.
Primary care is the first port of call for people with mental health problems and it plays an increasingly important role in the provision of care - for both common and very severe problems. This textbook of mental health and the primary care setting provides practical advice for the clinician - especially useful for GPs.
Suitable for students of mental health disciplines, psychiatric service users, and carers, this book offers information that you need to make informed choices about psychiatric drugs. It presents practical advice on the right questions to ask if you are prescribed medication for mental health problems and what happens on withdrawal of medication.
Takes a closer look at the realities for people and how to deal with them. This title shows what may begin as a painful and unwanted experience can pave the way for new understandings and life chances and how psychiatric service users are coming together to bring about changes benefiting us all.
This is the first published book in the UK that brings together a range of key qualitative research studies supporting the assertion that involvement in participatory arts can be specifically beneficial to people with a variety of mental health difficulties.
David Nutt ("the scientist sacked by the government") explains the science of what drugs are and how they work. This lets us quantify and compare the harms caused by different drugs. With this information we can radically transform drugs law, and hugely reduce crime and all the other social, economic and health harms.
Suitable for primary care practitioners, managers and commissioners, this title covers such common mental health disorders as depression, generalised anxiety disorder, panic disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder, and posttraumatic stress disorder.
A practical guide to the parts of the Mental Health Act 1983 that clinicians need in their daily practice and relevant parts of other related legislation. Covers the 2007 amendments to the Act plus changes resulting from the new Social Care Act 2012. It gives advice on detaining & treating patients and giving evidence to mental health tribunals.
In the thirty years he spent with Irene, Alex demonstrated an incredible ability to communicate and understand complex ideas. Yet this is much more than the story of a scientific breakthrough. Alex and Irene were emotionally connected: he missed her when she was away; he was jealous when she paid attention to others.
As the momentum for personalisation and recovery approaches grows, service users are increasingly participating as partners in all aspects of health and social care delivery, policy-making and professional training. This book provides an overview of service user involvement in mental health, its origins and current practice and policy.
Based on extensive research, 'The Tidal Model' charts the development of this model of care, outlining its theoretical basis and including clinical examples to show the benefits of encouraging the client's greater involvement in their treatment.