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Total Health Promotion: Mental Health, Rational Fields and the Quest for Autonomy

Total Health Promotion: Mental Health, Rational Fields and the Quest for Autonomy

Dr. David Seedhouse

ISBN: 978-0-470-85296-5

Feb 2003

170 pages

$51.99

Description

Physical health is continually affected by the mind. Positive thinking, learning to deal with anger and malice, and being a part of creative social networks can extend life and lessen our chances of becoming ill. But despite overwhelming scientific evidence that mind and body are integrally related, health promotion is split into separate specialisms: mental health promotion, exercise and nutrition, social health promotion, health education and many other categories.
Preface.

Acknowledgements.

Introduction.

PART ONE: FILING REALITY.

Beyond-the-Evidence.

Psychiatry's Alchemy: An Attempt to Transform Non-Evidence into Evidence.

Mental Health Defined -
And Disconnected.

PART TWO: RATIONAL FIELDS (And How To Use Them To Promote Health).

Mind, Body and the Human Experience.

Rational Fields.

Total Health Promotion.

References.

Index.
"...this beautifully written and highly accessible book...is an absolute must..." (Nursing Standard, 4 December 2002)

"...you will find this book book both accessible and thought provoking. Put Total Health Promotion high on your books to read - you won't be disappointed." (Jnl of the Royal Society for the Promotion of Health, June 2003)

  • Very topical issue
  • Mental health is growing in importance