Suitable for individuals diagnosed with bipolar II disorder, this book helps them manage the recurring depression, hypomania, and anxiety that can arise as a result of their condition. It helps them manage their emotions, track their progress, and ultimately live a happy and productive life.
Autobiographical stories written by sufferers of depression open the lid on this insidious and often silent disease and chart the journey from first onset to successful management. Inspiring and insightful reading from people who know exactly what it means to bring the black dog to heel.
Asylum to Action offers an alternative history of a libertarian therapeutic community at Paddington Day Hospital in West London in the 1970s. Helen Spandler recaptures the radical aspirations, as well as the conflicts, of the early therapeutic community movement, radical psychiatry and the patients' movement.
A comprehensive reference book on the subject of forensic mental health, looking at what forensic mental health is and its assessment, management and treatment. It focuses on key topics and the issues underpinning them in contemporary society.
Offers an introduction to the field of forensic mental health. This book aims to set out both the key concepts in forensic mental health as well as the way the discipline operates in the broader context of criminal justice and mental health care systems. It is suitable for mental health practitioners.
It explores the psychodynamic theory of attachment and how it can be used to offer new ways of thinking when working with mental disorders in offenders. Discusses the development of personality in terms of interpersonal functioning and relationships with others, which is essential to understand both interpersonal violence and abnormal development.
The role of nutrition is fundamental to human health and well-being. It is, however, often overlooked when treating people with mental health problems. This handbook explains the science behind nutrition and its effects on mental health.
*Generation X poster girl for depression (Prozac Nation) and celebrator of 'difficult women' (Bitch), Elizabeth Wurtzel is back with the searingly honest tale of her descent into Ritalin addiction and her eventual recovery
The book offers new practice frameworks that help to make sense of people's mental distress and recovery in relation to their social experience. It explores the impact of social factors, such as power, abuse, ethnicity, gender and sexual orientation, on the causes and experiences of mental health problems.