Understanding Mental Health

Author: David Pilgrim
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317630645
Size: 65.68 MB
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Understanding Mental Health. "Mental health is very complicated and much of it remains inherently or contingently mysterious. And yet, if we were to take the rhetoric of the American Psychiatric Association, the World Health Organization or (even more dubiously) the drug companies seriously, we should all believe in a confident version of scientific incrementalism (our knowledge is constantly refining and our interventions are becoming more effective with the passing years). From post-structuralism Foucault (1973) made the fair point that human science, existing, as it does, in the ambiguous spaces between the predictive sciences, post hoc descriptive sciences and philosophical reflection, is condemned to unending contention. However, that conclusion has created a tyranny of nihilism in recent times in the academy. The postmodern turn in social science has driven us so far away from confident knowledge claims about reality, that the naivety of psychiatric positivism has been replaced by an equally unhelpful rejection of ontology. This book steers a middle way between psychiatric positivism and the nihilism of the recent French poststructuralist tradition. It relies on the guidance of neither psychiatry nor social science (with the discipline of psychology being an ambivalent participant in both camps), though all of this range of disciplinary knowledge provides my subject matter. Instead, the guidance comes from philosophy, one of Foucault's three legs on the milking stool of human science, but from one of his critics, Roy Bhaskar. He and others in his wake have offered us an escape route from the cul-de-sac options of naive realism and unending postmodern scepticism"--Provided by publisher.

Fifty Signs Of Mental Illness

Author: James Whitney Hicks
Publisher: Yale University Press
ISBN: 9780300106572
Size: 23.81 MB
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Fifty Signs Of Mental Illness. Alphabetically organized by symptom, a resource on the symptoms of mental illness and their treatment includes such topics as histrionics, religious preoccupations, and sloppiness.

Understanding Mental Health Issues

Author: U. S. Surgeon General
Publisher: Cosimo, Inc.
ISBN: 1596051698
Size: 75.21 MB
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Understanding Mental Health Issues. .For too long the fear of mental illness has been profoundly destructive to people's lives. In fact mental illnesses are just as real as other illnesses, and they are like other illnesses in most ways. Yet fear and stigma persist, resulting in lost opportunities for individuals to seek treatment and improve or recover. This seminal report provides us with an opportunity to dispel the myths and stigmas surrounding mental illness.- Message from Donna E. Shalala, U.S. Secretary of Health and Human ServicesUNDERSTANDING MENTAL HEALTH ISSUES recognizes the inextricably intertwined relationship between mental health and physical health and well-being, and emphasizes that mental health and mental illnesses are important concerns at all ages. This report lays out a challenge to the Nation - to our communities, our health and social services agencies, our policymakers, employers, and citizens - to take action to continue to attend to needs that occur across a lifespan, from the youngest child to the oldest among us.Includes a special section on Mental Health & Aging. Plus, links to helpful and informative web sites related to mental health programs, research and media articles, clinical centers and key national mental health organizations.This Report of the Surgeon General on Mental Health is the product of an invigorating collaboration between two Federal agencies. The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), which provide national leadership and funding to the states and many professional and citizen organizations that are striving to improve the availability, accessibility, and quality of mental health services.

Understanding Mental Disorders

Author: American Psychiatric Association
Publisher: American Psychiatric Pub
ISBN: 1615370196
Size: 67.77 MB
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Understanding Mental Disorders. Understanding Mental Disorders: Your Guide to DSM-5® is a consumer guide for anyone who has been touched by mental illness. Most of us know someone who suffers from a mental illness. This book helps those who may be struggling with mental health problems, as well as those who want to help others achieve mental health and well-being. Based on the latest, fifth edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders -- known as DSM-5® -- Understanding Mental Disorders provides valuable insight on what to expect from an illness and its treatment -- and will help readers recognize symptoms, know when to seek help, and get the right care. Featured disorders include depression, schizophrenia, ADHD, autism spectrum disorder, posttraumatic stress disorder, and bipolar disorder, among others. The common language for diagnosing mental illness used in DSM-5® for mental health professionals has been adapted into clear, concise descriptions of disorders for nonexperts. In addition to specific symptoms for each disorder, readers will find: Risk factors and warning signs Related disorders Ways to cope Tips to promote mental health Personal stories Key points about the disorders and treatment options A special chapter dedicated to treatment essentials and ways to get help Helpful resources that include a glossary, list of medications and support groups

Understanding Mental Disorders Due To Medical Conditions Or Substance Abuse

Author: Ghazi Asaad
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135063575
Size: 41.81 MB
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Understanding Mental Disorders Due To Medical Conditions Or Substance Abuse. Comprehensive, well-organized, and highly practical, this book is designed to provide mental health professionals and graduate students in all the behavioral sciences with a concise reference on mental disorders arising from medical conditions or substance abuse that is easy to understand and apply in day-to-day clinical practice. With medical jargon at its absolute minimum, Understanding Mental Disorders was created especially for psychotherapists with nonmedical backgrounds who are often called upon to recognize conditions with medical etiology that masquerade as functional psychiatric disorders. Understanding Mental Disorders is a unique handbook that will heighten the awareness of all mental health professionals and students toward organic factors in mental illness. Without having to review volumes of medical textbooks, readers will be able to more readily recognize organic conditions in the course of their work with psychiatric patients and to make appropriate - even lifesaving - medical referrals at the earliest possible moment.

Fifty Signs Of Mental Illness

Author: James Whitney Hicks
Publisher:
ISBN: 9780300116946
Size: 65.41 MB
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Fifty Signs Of Mental Illness. A user-friendly, alphabetical guide to psychiatric symptoms and what readers should know about them, this compelling book introduces a wide range of psychiatric symptoms and their treatments.

Understanding Social Work Practice In Mental Health

Author: Vicki Coppock
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 9781446246573
Size: 35.27 MB
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Understanding Social Work Practice In Mental Health. 'An excellent introduction to the main themes of social work and mental health. It provides a comprehensive summary of contemporary debates and perspectives around mental health practice. I would recommend this to all social work students.' - Philip O'Hare, University of Central Lancashire "This book is a timely restatement of the central role of social work in mental health. In this important work, Coppock and Dunn have developed a well written and closely argued case for retaining social work skills as a key part of a truly integrated mental health system." - Terry Bamford, Director, Social Perspectives Network This book provides an authoritative overview of mental health theory, policy and practice. Exploring the complex moral and ethical dimensions underpinning the field, the book engages with the key issues encountered by practitioners working in the modern mental health system. Using real world scenarios, case studies, and reflective exercises, it asks students to critically examine the world of mental health practice from the perspective of users of mental health services and their carers. Reflecting the core values, skills and knowledge frameworks required for professional social work qualification in the mental health context, this book will enable students to: - Understand mental health theory and practice as a contested arena. - Recognise professional differences and inter-professional strengths. - Tolerate uncertainty and complexity in practice. - Develop critically as reflexive mental health practitioners. Included in the text are practice dilemmas, chapter summaries, and resources to aid further study.

Mental Health Matters

Author: Paula Nagel
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 1472924762
Size: 48.98 MB
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Mental Health Matters. Teachers have a responsibility to support the mental health of children in their care. Current statistics show a significant rise in mental health difficulties in children and young people, and new legislation urges schools to consider whether continuing disruptive behaviour might be the result of an unmet need. However, this is not an area that is universally addressed in teacher training programmes or books. Using real life case studies, this book supports all teachers and school staff in understanding and identifying the early signs of mental health difficulties, and explains how to bring about appropriate early interventions.

Mental Health High School Curriculum Guide

Author: Stan Kutcher
Publisher: CreateSpace
ISBN: 9781515091370
Size: 35.81 MB
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Mental Health High School Curriculum Guide. The Mental Health & High School Curriculum Guide: Updated Edition is an updated and revised version of the original edition. This comprehensive curriculum guide provides six modules that can be used together or separately in High School classrooms to enhance mental health literacy.