An account, both harrowing and amusing, of the author's dependence on Prozac, prescribed for her after a series of suicide attempts and breakdowns. She describes her experiences and her determination to get herself off medication.
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.
New developments in the basic and clinical neurosciences have lead to important advances in our understanding of the events that occur between conception and birth that can influence schizophrenia. This volume adopts a lifespan approach to understanding schizophrenia. It is a major addition to the psychiatry literature.
People with mental illness commonly describe the stigma and discrimination they face as being worse than their main condition. 'Shunned' presents clearly for a wide readership information about the nature and severity of discrimination against people with mental illness and what can be done to reduce this.
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.
The senses play a vital role in our health, social interactions, and in enjoying food, music and the arts. The book provides a unique interdisciplinary overview of the senses, ranging from the neuroscience of sensory processing in the body, to cultural influences on how the senses are used in society, to the role of the senses in the arts.
Why is the Western world's treatment of mental illness so flawed? Who really benefits from psychiatry? And why would a patient in Nigeria have a much greater chance of recovery than one in the UK? This title reveals the truths behind the system of mental health care in the West.
What separates the sane from the mad? How hard or easy is it to tell them apart? And what if the difference is really between being mad and going mad? This title is the study of madness, sanity, and everything in between.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Suitable for undergraduate nursing programs that teach a shortened or integrated psychiatric-mental health core course, this book presents nursing theory, therapeutic modalities, and clinical applications for the major DSM-IV-TR disorders across the treatment continuum, from hospital to home setting.
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.
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...
Addresses fundamental issues in the analysis of interaction effects in multiple regression. This volume is organized around three questions: Given sample data can we conclude that there is an interaction effect in a population? If so, what is the strength of that effect? And three, what is the nature of that effect?
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.
The prevalence of insanity, which was once considerably less than one case per 1,000 total population, has risen beyond five cases in 1,000. Why has insanity reached epidemic proportions? What are the causes of severe mental illness? This book examines the records on insanity in England, Ireland, Canada, and United States over a 250-year period.
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.
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.
Begins with Barbara Taylor's visit to the innocuously named Princess Park Manor in Friern Barnet, North London - a picture of luxury and repose. But this is the former site of one of England's most infamous lunatic asylums, the Middlesex County Pauper Lunatic Aslyum at Colney Hatch.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.