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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
This text explores the far-reaching ethical implications of changes in the organization and practice of the social professions (social work, community and youth work), drawing on moral philosophy, professional ethics and new empirical research by the author.
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.
* A concise and sophisticated introduction to the contested concept of Mental Illness . * Brings together a range of insights and interpretations from various disciplines including sociology, psychology, psychiatry and the neurosciences.
Aims to provide the clinician with tools to diagnose and treat severe cases of personality disorder, including borderline and narcissistic structures. The book describes techniques used by the author in clinical practice and theories formulated in his previous work.
Acting as a guide to applied mental health promotion across all age groups, this book demonstrates how principles and theory can be used to underpin mental health promotion. It covers various themes at each stage of the lifespan, including: reduction of inequalities; theory/evidence based practice and culturally sensitive approaches to practice.
This book focuses on child and adolescent mental health (CAMH) for nurses training and working in this field. The authors explore the various roles CAMH nurses fulfil and consider how these roles might be undertaken with confidence.
A guide to communication in mental health nursing. It emphasizes on demonstrating the use of different skills in various clinical settings. It is suitable for all nurses and healthcare professionals seeking to improve the skills required to communicate confidently and effectively with patients.