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.
This brilliant book from expert drug scientist David Nutt looks at the facts about drugs, including legal and illegal ones. In straightforward language, he explores the science of what a drug is and how it works, why people take drugs, and how it affects them.
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.
Suitable for students and practicing nurses, this title contains 52 nursing care plans that address the encountered behaviors in psychiatric-mental health nursing. It demonstrates use of the nursing process in psychiatric nursing and gives suggestions for specific interventions - with rationale - to address particular behaviors.
Offers an understanding of the theories that shape and define mental health policy and practice is essential for every mental health nurse. This book gives you the knowledge that you need to understand those complex and varying theories, concepts and approaches.
A guide designed to provide students and practitioners with a practical tutorial on the key functions of a case manager serving adults with severe mental illness. It focuses on a direct approach that time-pressed readers can appreciate when learning the fundamentals of providing mental health case management.
Medicines are the most common form of treatment for those with mental health problems worldwide. Medicines Management in Mental Health Care is the first detailed evidence-based medicines management text for mental health practitioners in the UK. Medicines Management in Mental Health Care is divided into two parts.
Breaks down the complexities of sexuality and gender whilst understanding the interpretations and manifestations which can be placed on both. This title familiarises the reader with all of the common and many of the less common sexualities, genders and relationship forms, and explains experiences and issues relating to each.
This is the only comprehensive yet accessible introduction to the history, theory, research and practice of solution-focused therapy (SFT) within mental health care and beyond. This new edition draws on contemporary research, recent developments in SFT training and the integration of SFT with other approaches.
This accessible introduction fills a gap for a textbook that can be used across all applications of Transactional Analysis - from counselling & psychotherapy to coaching. The expert authors make difficult TA concepts understandable for undergraduates and postgraduates alike.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
* 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.