The social and economic burden of mental illness is considerable and, within the Western world, such problems appear to have increased in recent years. This volume examines a variety of issues related to mental health from the perspective of contemporary research, policy, and practice.
This seventh edition includes new chapters and maintains popular features from previous editions such as self awareness prompts while adding research boxes and student worksheets at the end of each chapter.
The Third Edition of this classic text provides the basic foundation for the practice of occupational therapy for persons with mental health problems. This invaluable reference reflects new developments in basic neuroscience, psychopharmacology, occupational therapy theory and treatment methods. The text is written in an engaging, user-friendly style, offering ample tables, group protocols, case studies, and text boxes. In addition to providing information on newer medications such as SSRIs and atypical antipsychotics, this edition offers three additional treatment models: cognitive-behavioral, psychoeducation, and psychiatric rehabilitation. A new chapter on "Who Is the Consumer?" as well as increased information on the applications of DSM-IV diagnoses are covered.
This analysis of the forensic mental health system - how it operates, the people involved, the problems inherent in the system, and the huge ethical dilemmas - brings together a range of specialists, who describe the processes involved in dealing with a mentally disordered offender.
A comprehensive introduction to mental health providing readers with short overviews of 70 key theories, concepts and themes associated with mental health. Each entry is summarised succinctly in a series of easily digestible yet expertly written entries.
In Abolishing the Concept of Mental Illness: Rethinking the Nature of Our Woes, Richard Hallam takes aim at the very concept of mental illness, and explores new ways of thinking about and responding to psychological distress. Though the concept of mental illness has infiltrated everyday language, academic research, and public policy-making, there is very little evidence that woes are caused by somatic dysfunction. This timely book rebuts arguments put forward to defend the illness myth and traces historical sources of the mind/body debate. The author presents a balanced overview of the past utility and current disadvantages of employing a medical illness metaphor against the backdrop of current UK clinical practice. Insightful and easy to read, Abolishing the Concept of Mental Illness will appeal to all professionals and academics working in clinical psychology, as well as psychotherapists and other mental health practitioners.
This textbook outlines the key areas of mental health practice for those in the early stages of their training, who may not necessarily come from psychology backgrounds. Accompanies the lecturer’s book ‘Teaching Mental Health’ Focuses on the 'Ten Essential Shared Capabilities' that have been developed by the Sainsbury Centre for Mental Health In partnership with the BABCP, Lord Layard is recommending that more mental health graduates be trained in order to meet demand for mental health services in the UK
The concept of ‘normality’ or mental health is a difficult one to define, but educators and social psychologists must have a clear definition of it in order to proceed with practical work. In this stimulating and informative book, originally published in 1968, Mr Wilson discusses the idea of mental health, both as a general concept and specifically as it affects the teacher as educator. He deals with the problems of learning and the ‘difficult’ child, not confining his suggestions within the boundaries of curricular teaching but exploring the wider aspect of moral education.