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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Features a true story of authors life with intrusive sexual thoughts - a rampant but little-known symptom of the disorder. This book tracks her farcical ten-year path to redemption, from the time she was first seized by graphic mental images to her eventual recovery through therapy, acceptance and love.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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'.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
Framed by the Nursing and Midwifery Council's (2010) standards for pre-registration nursing education and written by experts in the field, this book explains which interventions are most effective for each of the most common mental health disorders. It also shows you how these interventions work in practice and illustrates the skills required.