This useful handbook provides university faculty and staff with an overview of invisible disabilities, such as autism, AD/HD, dyslexia, OCD and affective disorders, and facilitates an understanding of the unique needs of these students. Practical chapters provide ideas for adapting teaching methods and offering accommodations.
Queering Health will explore queer theory in the context of health and contemporary healthcare. From its original location as critique in the politics of sexuality, queer theory principles can usefully be extrapolated to inform contestations of other forms of normative and oppressive identity practices and the dynamics of exclusion.
Covers seventy specific disorders and includes an overview of mental health nursing. This book includes numerous icons that provide tips on patient care, research, cultural considerations, and the news in psychopharmacology. It provides descriptions of the mental health nurse's scope of practice, areas of concern, and the nursing process.
Focuses on the values that social work espouses as a profession, and its value in mental health services. This title includes chapters on social inclusion; personalisation; research; spirituality; the role of the social worker following new mental health legislation in 2005 and 2007; and an overview of policy over the years.
With over 100,000 copies sold, 'First Steps in Counselling' sets the standard for approachable, entry-level texts, mapping out the ground for those with little or no prior experience. The fourth edition brings this best-selling text up-to-date for today's introductory students.
Psychiatrists tend to focus on mental health of their patients, sometimes at the expense of their physical health. This gives practical information on the physical health topics that are most relevant to people with mental disorders and helps psychiatrists to increase their confidence in managing these and knowing when to refer to a specialist.
Understanding Wellbeing is an accessible introduction to the concept of wellbeing and its relevance to areas of health and social policy. Each chapter considers an aspect of wellbeing with an emphasis on conceptual clarity and the importance of reflective practice in this field.
This training pack, developed specifically for people with intellectual disabilities, compromises a printed manual with guidance for facilitators who are supporting an individual to use the self-help resource (SAINT).
Mental Health Today...and Tomorrow: Exploring current and future trends in mental health care is a forward-thinking, multi-author handbook that marks a turning point in UK mental health theory, policy and practice and explores a wide range of current and future trends in mental health care.
Learn what prominent theorists say about bonding, attachment, separation and stranger anxiety, and the best practices for infant care. This introductory guide makes it easy to learn about John Bowlby, Mary Ainsworth, Magda Gerber, John Kennell, Marshall Klaus, and T. Berry Brazelton.
[There has been an] extraordinary shift in how we understand andtreat psychosis, none more so than in the arena of EarlyIntervention (EI) bringing with it new hope for young people withemerging psychosis and their families.
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.
Developed in partnership with Certitude - an influential charity providing support for people with mental health problems or learning disabilities - this book will answer all of the commonly asked questions and provide mental health students with clear explanations and guidance on recovery.
This comprehensive text will help prepare mental health nurses to make sound clinical decisions in collaboration with service users as well as develop a holistic understanding of the impact of mental health medicines.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Sociologists often view research on mental health as peripheral to the real work of the discipline. This book contains essays that reassert the importance of mental health research in sociology. It offers answers to critical questions regarding the social origins of - and social responses to - mental illness.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.