Reveals techniques and features exercises that can help you cope with problems and learn how to make life a happier, more exhilarating experience. This book can help you: free yourself from fears, phobias and panic attacks; overcome self-defeating attitudes; discover the five secrets of intimate communication; and, put an end to marital conflict.
Introducing neurology, this book is intended for medical undergraduates. It covers neurological problems in clinical practice, highlights the crucial neuroanatomical and neurophysiological background, introduces the pathogenesis of neurological disease, discusses treatment and management, and also covers ethical and rehabilitation issues.
Len Bowers offers an objective and philosophical critique of the theories of mental illness as a social construct. He examines the rationality of these theories, what they might mean, and in which cases they are to be accepted or rejected.
Worried about your Mental Health placement? Will you have the right skills? What do you need to learn for practice assessments? This book covers a logical approach to preparing for a mental health placement, helps to make the most of learning opportunities, and explains how to develop mental health competencies narratives from other students.
Offers those working in mental health settings a practical guide to writing great care plans. Featuring chapters on care planning in primary care, community care and acute care, this title highlights the challenges of care planning, evidence available in each area, the knowledge needed by practitioner and the skills needed to work with clients.
Do your relationships tend to follow the same destructive pattern? Do you feel trapped by your family's expectations? Does your life seem governed by jealousy or competitiveness or lack of confidence? This book shows that it is the way we were cared for in the first six years of life that has a crucial effect on who we are and how we behave.
A leading interpreter of modernity argues that our culture of limitless self-fulfillment is making millions mentally ill. Training her analytic eye on manic depression and schizophrenia, Liah Greenfeld, in the culminating volume of her trilogy on nationalism, traces these dysfunctions to society's overburdening demands for self-realization.
Provides coverage of personality disorders across various patient groups and treatment settings. This book aims to bring together research examining psychological and biological variables that play a role in the development of personality disorders. It explores descriptions of personality disorders; diagnosis and assessment; and epidemiology.
Explains what madness is, to show that it can be understood in psychological terms, and that by studying it we can learn important insights about the normal mind. This book argues that traditional approaches to madness must be abandoned in favour of an approach which is more consistent with what we know about the human mind.
A style manual for writers, editors, students, and educators in the social and behavioral sciences. It offers guidance on various aspects of writing process, from the ethics of authorship to the word choice that best reduces bias in language.
The mental health needs of older people are all too often overlooked or put down to the inevitable consequences of ageing. This book identifies, and supports the needs of this population. It covers mental health promotion, anxiety and depression, ageing and psychosis, alcohol and dual diagnosis, dementia, later life, and enduring mood disorders.
The great Russian psychologist L. S. Vygotsky has long been recognized as a pioneer in developmental psychology. But his theory of development has never been well understood in the West. Mind in Society corrects much of this misunderstanding. Carefully edited by a group of outstanding Vygotsky scholars, the book presents a unique selection of Vygotsky's important essays.
Intended as a useful companion for qualified mental health nurses and for students on clinical placements, this book is designed to be practical to the everyday realities when nursing patients with mental disorders.
According to a major health survey, nearly half of all Americans have been mentally ill at some point in their lives - more than a quarter in the last year. Can this be true? The author defends the careful approach of describing disorders by patterns of symptoms that can be seen, and shows how often the system medicalizes everyday emotional life.
The second edition of Depression: Causes and Treatment provides a contemporary review of the diagnosis, causes, and treatments of depression. Both biological and psychological treatment approaches are described.
Every age, labels others to a particular fate, such as the witch consigned to the fire. The priest has now been replaced by the psychiatrist and this text examines the role of medicine as a more insidious tyrant than religion, as it claims to be beneficial to both the patient and the commonwealth.
Mental health concerns are the most serious and prevalent healthproblems among students in higher education. Increasingly effectivepsychopharmacological and psychotherapeutic treatments havefacilitated matriculation for students with histories of anxiety,mood, personality, eating and substance abuse disorders.
The author recognised Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) as a serious clinical condition from the start of his career. Since then he has offered his care and counsel to hundreds of sufferers. This book gives an account of how he and his team help to rebuild lives, and piece together the fragments of troubled minds.
Charts the journey of recovery from severe and disabling mental health problems. This book challenges the prevailing notion that recovery is an outcome open only to a minority. It also includes five recovery stories which are a testament to the indomitable nature of the human spirit that enables us to rise above adversity.
Spanning an international evidence base, this book traces the development of contemporary theory, policy and practice within the field of mental health. Drawing on snapshots from across the lifespan, it assesses the impact of issues such as gender and sexuality, and explores the range of global perspectives on mental ill health.
This challenging and sophisticated book offers a comprehensive overview of the concept of recovery from mental illness, while at the same time providing a critical analysis of it and consideration of its application in the mental health services. Provocative yet accessible, this is an important book for students and practitioners alike.
This Reader presents a fresh look at mental health, following on from the hugely popular Mental Health Matters. It provides new and exciting user perspectives across the full range of mental health issues. This is a rich and diverse resource for all students and practitioners of mental health.
Written in a friendly and engaging style, this second edition provides an accessible yet robust introduction to the key psychological theories and concepts which underpin nursing and healthcare, and clearly demonstrates how they can be applied in clinical practice.
A nonclinical text, this title offers vignettes about people with mental illness and addiction whose situations are representative of what goes on in a dual-diagnosis in-patient setting. The author addresses misunderstandings and prejudices surrounding dual-diagnosis.
This new edition of the American Psychiatric Association's Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5(R)), used by clinicians and researchers to diagnose and classify mental disorders, is an authoritative volume that improves diagnoses, treatment, and research.
From exorcism to mesmerism, from bedlam to victorian asylums, from the theory of humours to modern pharmacology, this book tells about madness, its meanings, its consequences and our various attempts to understand and treat it.
Divided into four sections, this book covers clinical approaches to the patient; syndromes of disorder; disorders related to stages of the life cycle; and, services, ethics and the law. It is useful for medical students and doctors in training who are involved with psychiatry. It is also a useful for those who are more experienced in the field.
In 2013, while completing work on her last book, Kith, Jay Griffiths suffered a devastating year-long episode of hypomania. This is a poetic account of a mind lost in madness - and how the author found her way back from the wilderness. It is the lyrical and painfully honest account of that year.
Presents a memoir of a young historian, who was admitted in England's largest psychiatric institution, Colney Hatch Lunatic Asylum, later known as Friern Hospital. This memoir tells the story of author's madness years, set inside the wider story of the death of the asylum system in the twentieth century.
Every year thousands of children and young people attend emergency departments with problems resulting from self-harm. This title provides practical guidance for health professionals and other members of the children's workforce who are confronted by this complex and difficult area. It looks at what we mean by self-harm and its prevalence.
Psychiatry conventionally regards spirit possession and dramatic healing rituals in non-European societies as forms of abnormality if not mental illness. Roland Littlewood, a psychiatrist and social anthropologist, argues that it is necessary to take...