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Key concepts in mental health / David Pilgrim.

By: Material type: TextTextSeries: SAGE key concepts | SAGE key conceptsPublisher: London : SAGE, 2009Edition: Second editionDescription: ix, 204 pages : illustrations ; 25 cmContent type:
  • text
Media type:
  • unmediated
Carrier type:
  • volume
ISBN:
  • 9781848608801
Subject(s): DDC classification:
  • 362.2 PI.K 2009 23
LOC classification:
  • RA790 .P437 2009
Contents:
I. MENTAL HEALTH AND MENTAL HEALTH PROBLEMS. Mental health -- Psychiatric diagnosis -- Psychiatric epidemiology -- Functional and organic mental illness -- The myth of mental illness -- Madness -- Sadness -- Fear -- Personality disorders -- Self harm -- Substance misuse -- Learning disability -- Causes and constructs -- Physical health -- Wellbeing -- Pleasure -- Creativity -- Spirituality -- Lay views of mental health and illness -- Eating disorders -- pt. II. MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES. Primary care -- Acute mental health services -- Forensic mental health services -- Service user involvement -- Carers -- Mental health professionals -- Biological interventions -- Psychological interventions -- Financial aspects of mental health -- The quality of mental health care -- Evidence based practice -- Recovery -- Coercion -- Corruption of care -- Malpractice.
Summary: This book cuts through the stigma associated with mental health topics. It delivers bite-sized chunks of information that cover the central concepts and debates which shape contemporary views about mental health and illness. As this book shows, these key concepts not only influence our understanding of mental health, but also govern the provision of services for people with mental health problems.
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Previous edition: 2005.

Includes bibliographical references.

I. MENTAL HEALTH AND MENTAL HEALTH PROBLEMS. Mental health -- Psychiatric diagnosis -- Psychiatric epidemiology -- Functional and organic mental illness -- The myth of mental illness -- Madness -- Sadness -- Fear -- Personality disorders -- Self harm -- Substance misuse -- Learning disability -- Causes and constructs -- Physical health -- Wellbeing -- Pleasure -- Creativity -- Spirituality -- Lay views of mental health and illness -- Eating disorders -- pt. II. MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES. Primary care -- Acute mental health services -- Forensic mental health services -- Service user involvement -- Carers -- Mental health professionals -- Biological interventions -- Psychological interventions -- Financial aspects of mental health -- The quality of mental health care -- Evidence based practice -- Recovery -- Coercion -- Corruption of care -- Malpractice.

This book cuts through the stigma associated with mental health topics. It delivers bite-sized chunks of information that cover the central concepts and debates which shape contemporary views about mental health and illness. As this book shows, these key concepts not only influence our understanding of mental health, but also govern the provision of services for people with mental health problems.

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