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ABC of Mental Health, 2nd Edition

Teifion Davies (Editor), Tom Craig (Editor)
ISBN: 978-0-7279-1639-6
128 pages
June 2009, BMJ Books
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Mental health services have changed completely in the UK, and the new edition of ABC of Mental Health has been thoroughly updated and revised to reflect this.

Providing clear practical advice on how to recognise, diagnose and manage mental disorders successfully and safely, with sections on selecting drugs and psychological treatments, and improving compliance, ABC of Mental Health also contains information on the major categories of mental health disorders, the mental health needs of vulnerable groups (such as the elderly, children, homeless and ethnic minorities) and the psychological treatments.

Fully up to date with recent mental health legislation, this new edition is as comprehensive as it is invaluable. By covering the mental health needs of special groups, this ABC equips GPs, hospital doctors, nurses, counsellors and social workers with all the information they need for the day to day management of patients with mental health problems.

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Table of Contents

Contributors vii

Preface ix

List of Abbreviations x

1 Mental Health Assessment 1
Teifion Davies and Tom Craig

2 Managing Distressed and Challenging Patients 7
Teifion Davies

3 Mental Health Problems in Primary Care 11
Richard Byng and Jed Boardman

4 Managing Mental Health Problems in the General Hospital 15
Amanda Ramirez and Allan House

5 Mental Health Emergencies 19
Zerrin Atakan and David Taylor

6 Mental Health Services 23
Rosalind Ramsay and Frank Holloway

7 Anxiety 28
Stirling Moorey and Anthony S Hale

8 Depression 35
Anthony S Hale and Teifion Davies

9 Bipolar Disorders 40
Teifion Davies

10 Schizophrenia 44
Trevor Turner

11 Disorders of Personality 48
Martin Marlowe

12 Psychosexual Problems 52
Dinesh Bhugra James P Watson and Teifion Davies

13 Addiction and Dependence: Illicit Drugs 55
Clare Gerada and Mark Ashworth

14 Addiction and Dependence: Alcohol 60
Mark Ashworth Clare Gerada and Yvonne Doyle

15 Mental Health Problems in Old Age 64
Chris Ball

16 Dementia 68
Chris Ball

17 Mental Health Problems of Children and Adolescents 72
Emily Simonoff

18 Mental Health Problems in People with Intellectual Disability 76
Nick Bouras and Geraldine Holt

19 Mental Health in a Multiethnic Society 81
Simon Dein

20 Mental Health on the Margins: Homelessness and Mental Disorder 86
Philip Timms and Adrian McLachlan

21 Mental Health and the Law 91
Humphrey Needham-Bennett

22 Drug Treatments in Mental Health 96
Soumitra R Pathare and Carol Paton

23 Psychological Treatments 103
Suzanne Jolley and Phil Richardson

24 Risk Management in Mental Health 108
Teifion Davies

Index 114

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Author Information

Teifion Davies, Saint Thomas Hospital Community Society Division, London

Tom Craig, Section of Social Psychiatry, Institute of Psychiatry, London

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The Wiley Advantage


  • Clear practical advice on how to recognise, diagnose and manage mental disorders successfully and safely
  • Sections on selecting drugs and psychological treatments, and improving compliance
  • Contains information on the major categories of mental health disorders, the mental health needs of vulnerable groups (such as the elderly, children, homeless and ethnic minorities) and psychological treatments
  • Also covers the mental health needs of special groups: equips GPs and hospital doctors with all the information they need for the day to day management of patients with mental health problems
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Reviews

?The editors have assembled a wide team of specialists to contribute essays on their particular areas of expertise? ( Health Writer, June 2009)
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