Mental Disorders

Mental Disorders Author Courtney Farrell
ISBN-10 1616133449
Release 2010-09-01
Pages 112
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This title examines the world's critical issues surrounding mental disorders. Readers will learn the historical background of mental disorders, leading up to the current and future impact on society. Discussed in detail are the treatment of mental disorders, stigma surrounding mental illness, and the role of medical professionals and other authorities in helping those with mental illness. Also covered are important court cases involving mental disorders, such as O'Connor v. Donaldson, as well as the Americans with Disabilities Act and the Mental Health Parity Act. Engaging text, informative sidebars, and color photographs present information realistically, leaving readers with a thorough, honest interpretation of mental disorders. Features include a timeline, facts, additional resources, Web sites, a glossary, a bibliography, and an index.

Families and Mental Disorder

Families and Mental Disorder Author Norman Sartorius
ISBN-10 0470023821
Release 2005-01-14
Pages 310
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According to the World Health Organization’s World Health Report 2001, one family in four worldwide has at least one member currently suffering from a mental disorder. This disorder often remains undiagnosed and untreated, but the behaviour of the ill person usually has a significant impact on the quality of life of the family and on the mental health of the other members of the family, and generates feelings of shame, guilt, helplessness and despair. This book provides a comprehensive picture of currently available evidence about the specific characteristics of the burden on the families of people with the various mental disorders, the coping strategies which increase or decrease this burden, the family interventions of proven efficacy, and what should be said and what should not be said to the relatives of people with the various conditions.

Beyond the Disease Model of Mental Disorders

Beyond the Disease Model of Mental Disorders Author Donald J. Kiesler
ISBN-10 0275970981
Release 2000
Pages 226
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This text shows that mental disorders are not the result of singular causal factors but a mixture of biological, psychological and sociological developmental influences. It argues that studies of mental disorders must be guided by multicausal theories, and the monocausal biomedical model abandoned.

Mental Disorders of the New Millennium

Mental Disorders of the New Millennium Author Thomas G. Plante
ISBN-10 0275987817
Release 2006-01-01
Pages 920
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Experts in their respective fields offer reader-friendly information and the latest research on issues of contemporary abnormal psychology that are often in the headlines and at the heart of current events today.

Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders DSM 5

Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders  DSM 5   Author American Psychiatric Association
ISBN-10 9780890425572
Release 2013-05-22
Pages 991
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This new edition of Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5®), used by clinicians and researchers to diagnose and classify mental disorders, is the product of more than 10 years of effort by hundreds of international experts in all aspects of mental health. Their dedication and hard work have yielded an authoritative volume that defines and classifies mental disorders in order to improve diagnoses, treatment, and research. The criteria are concise and explicit, intended to facilitate an objective assessment of symptom presentations in a variety of clinical settings -- inpatient, outpatient, partial hospital, consultation-liaison, clinical, private practice, and primary care. New features and enhancements make DSM-5® easier to use across all settings: The chapter organization reflects a lifespan approach, with disorders typically diagnosed in childhood (such as neurodevelopmental disorders) at the beginning of the manual, and those more typical of older adults (such as neurocognitive disorders) placed at the end. Also included are age-related factors specific to diagnosis. The latest findings in neuroimaging and genetics have been integrated into each disorder along with gender and cultural considerations. The revised organizational structure recognizes symptoms that span multiple diagnostic categories, providing new clinical insight in diagnosis. Specific criteria have been streamlined, consolidated, or clarified to be consistent with clinical practice (including the consolidation of autism disorder, Asperger's syndrome, and pervasive developmental disorder into autism spectrum disorder; the streamlined classification of bipolar and depressive disorders; the restructuring of substance use disorders for consistency and clarity; and the enhanced specificity for major and mild neurocognitive disorders). Dimensional assessments for research and validation of clinical results have been provided. Both ICD-9-CM and ICD-10-CM codes are included for each disorder, and the organizational structure is consistent with the new ICD-11 in development. The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Fifth Edition, is the most comprehensive, current, and critical resource for clinical practice available to today's mental health clinicians and researchers of all orientations. The information contained in the manual is also valuable to other physicians and health professionals, including psychologists, counselors, nurses, and occupational and rehabilitation therapists, as well as social workers and forensic and legal specialists.

Creating Mental Illness

Creating Mental Illness Author Allan V. Horwitz
ISBN-10 0226353818
Release 2002-01-15
Pages 289
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In this surprising book, Allan V. Horwitz argues that our current conceptions of mental illness as a disease fit only a small number of serious psychological conditions and that most conditions currently regarded as mental illness are cultural constructions, normal reactions to stressful social circumstances, or simply forms of deviant behavior. "Thought-provoking and important. . .Drawing on and consolidating the ideas of a range of authors, Horwitz challenges the existing use of the term mental illness and the psychiatric ideas and practices on which this usage is based. . . . Horwitz enters this controversial territory with confidence, conviction, and clarity."—Joan Busfield, American Journal of Sociology "Horwitz properly identifies the financial incentives that urge therapists and drug companies to proliferate psychiatric diagnostic categories. He correctly identifies the stranglehold that psychiatric diagnosis has on research funding in mental health. Above all, he provides a sorely needed counterpoint to the most strident advocates of disease-model psychiatry."—Mark Sullivan, Journal of the American Medical Association "Horwitz makes at least two major contributions to our understanding of mental disorders. First, he eloquently draws on evidence from the biological and social sciences to create a balanced, integrative approach to the study of mental disorders. Second, in accomplishing the first contribution, he provides a fascinating history of the study and treatment of mental disorders. . . from early asylum work to the rise of modern biological psychiatry."—Debra Umberson, Quarterly Review of Biology

Prevention of Mental Disorders Alcohol and Other Drug Use in Children and Adolescents

Prevention of Mental Disorders  Alcohol  and Other Drug Use in Children and Adolescents Author David Shaffer
ISBN-10 0788129708
Release 1990
Pages 478
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Discusses prevention and intervention when dealing with children and adolescents with psychiatric illnesses. Examines the impact of alcohol and drug use on these illnesses. 10 chapters and commentary cover conceptual issues in prevention, alcohol and drug related problems, prevention of learning disorders, risk factors in conduct disorders, public policy: risk factor or remedy?, psychiatric disorders in parents as a risk factor for children, post traumatic stress disorders, and prevention issues in youth suicide.

Women and Mental Disorders

Women and Mental Disorders Author Paula K. Lundberg-Love
ISBN-10 9780313393198
Release 2011-11-30
Pages 812
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In the last two decades, feminist therapists and scholars have called for new models of mental health that value women and femininity. To that end, the four-volume Women and Mental Disorders brings together recent research and theory to explore its subject from a feminist perspective. This exhaustive set treats every aspect of women's mental health, from diagnoses to treatment. Underlying the entire work is an awareness of varying cultural definitions of mental health and the importance of understanding a woman's cultural background if treatment is to be respectful and successful. Special attention is also paid to women who have been victims of violence, whether in intimate relationships, the workplace, or at school, and to how these experiences impact mental and physical health, self-concept, interpersonal relationships, and career development. Approaches to treating women with eating disorders, agoraphobia, anxiety and depression, PTSD, and personality disorders are covered as well. Finally, the set provides resources to help readers address their own needs or those of friends and family.

Treatment of Offenders with Mental Disorders

Treatment of Offenders with Mental Disorders Author Robert M. Wettstein
ISBN-10 1572305525
Release 2000-01
Pages 438
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This volume presents current treatment approaches for offenders with mental disorders in a variety of settings. After reviewing administrative and legal issues in the provision of care, the volume addresses therapeutic work with inpatients, outpatients, and incarcerated persons. Separate chapters cover special issues in treatment of sexual offenders, offenders with mental retardation, and juvenile offenders. Throughout, the approaches featured are interdisciplinary and eclectic, incorporating biological and psychological perspectives. This volume will be of use to mental health practitioners as well as legal professionals in criminal justice and mental health law.

Violence and Mental Disorder

Violence and Mental Disorder Author John Monahan
ISBN-10 0226534065
Release 1996-05-15
Pages 334
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In courts across the country, judges depend on mental health experts to determine whether mentally disordered people are dangerous. But experts' ability to predict violence is severely limited, and they are wrong as often as they are right. This study reviews two decades of research on mental disorder and offers new empirical and theoretical work that will pave the way for more accurate predictions of violent behavior. "Essential for all those who are interested in the study of risk assessment of violence. It is particularly important for the researcher in this area. . . . For the clinician who must make violence assessments it is important reading as well."—Stewart Levine, Bulletin of the American Academy of Psychiatry and the Law

Mental disorders in primary care

Mental disorders in primary care Author Jeanne Miranda
ISBN-10 UOM:39015031703286
Release 1994
Pages 485
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Nearly half of all individuals who need care for a mental disorder go to primary care physicians rather than to psychiatrists or other mental health professionals. Yet, research shows clearly that few mental disorders are detected, diagnosed, or treated correctly by primary care physicians.In this book, the world's most prominent researchers in mental health and primary care have organized and cogently presented the data that is reversing past trAnds in treating mental disorders. This approach describes new guidelines and training practices so that primary care professionals will learn to better diagnose and treat mental disorders in the future.

Mental Health Mental Illness

Mental Health   Mental Illness Author Patricia D. Barry
ISBN-10 0781731380
Release 2002
Pages 512
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Now in its Seventh Edition, this psychiatric and mental health nursing text covers both care of patients with psychiatric disorders and the psychosocial aspects of physiological disorders. Geared toward LPN/LVN students, the book's format reflects the nursing model and the shift of psychiatric nursing care from hospitals to community-based settings . New content includes care planning and psychotropic drug monitoring and the DSM-IV-TR. Other features include an increased emphasis on com munication, and a family and resource support list that includes selec ted Web resources. End-of-chapter review questions allow the reader to balance knowledge-based, analysis and application questions. The Anci llary package consists of a printed Instructor's Manual and Test Bank on disk.

Reducing Risks for Mental Disorders

Reducing Risks for Mental Disorders Author Patricia Beezley Mrazek
ISBN-10 NAP:13814
Release 1994
Pages 605
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Highlighting opportunities for and barriers to interventions, this book draws on successful models for the prevention of cardiovascular disease, injuries, and smoking. In addition, it reviews the risk factors associated with Alzheimer's disease, schizophrenia, and alcohol abuse and dependence, depressive disorders, and conduct disorders, and evaluates current prevention programs.

Understanding Mental Disorders Due to Medical Conditions Or Substance Abuse

Understanding Mental Disorders Due to Medical Conditions Or Substance Abuse Author Ghazi Asaad
ISBN-10 0876307519
Release 1995
Pages 172
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First published in 1995. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

National Plan for Research on Child and Adolescent Mental Disorders

National Plan for Research on Child and Adolescent Mental Disorders Author
ISBN-10 PURD:32754068870165
Release 1990
Pages 64
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National Plan for Research on Child and Adolescent Mental Disorders has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from National Plan for Research on Child and Adolescent Mental Disorders also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full National Plan for Research on Child and Adolescent Mental Disorders book for free.

Pharmacological Treatment of Mental Disorders in Primary Health Care

Pharmacological Treatment of Mental Disorders in Primary Health Care Author World Health Organization
ISBN-10 9789241547697
Release 2009
Pages 68
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This manual attempts to provide simple, adequate and evidence-based information to health care professionals in primary health care especially in low- and middle-income countries to be able to provide pharmacological treatment to persons with mental disorders. The manual contains basic principles of prescribing followed by chapters on medicines used in psychotic disorders; depressive disorders; bipolar disorders; generalised anxiety and sleep disorders; obsessive compulsive disorders and panic attacks; and alcohol and opioid dependence. The annexes provide information on evidence retrieval, assessment and synthesis and the peer view process.

Sociology of Mental Disorder

Sociology of Mental Disorder Author William C. Cockerham
ISBN-10 9781317211587
Release 2016-10-04
Pages 392
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The tenth edition of Sociology of Mental Disorder presents the major issues and research findings on the influence of race, social class, gender, and age on the incidence and prevalence of mental disorder. The text also examines the institutions that help those with mental disorders, mental health law, and public policy. Many important updates are new to this edition: -More first-person accounts of individuals who suffer from mental illness are included. -The new DSM-5 is now thoroughly covered along with the controversy surrounding it. -A new section on on social class and its components. -Updated assessment of the relationship between mental health and gender. - A revised and in-depth discussion of mental health and race. -New material on public policy, mental disorder, and the Affordable Health Care Act. -Updates of research and citations throughout.