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.
Table of Contents
List of Abbreviations.
1 Mental Health Assessment (Teifion Davies and Tom Craig).
2 Managing Distressed and Challenging Patients (Teifi on Davies).
3 Mental Health Problems in Primary Care (Richard Byng and Jed Boardman).
4 Managing Mental Health Problems in the General Hospital (Amanda Ramirez and Allan House).
5 Mental Health Emergencies (Zerrin Atakan and David Taylor).
6 Mental Health Services (Rosalind Ramsay and Frank Holloway).
7 Anxiety (Stirling Moorey and Anthony S Hale).
8 Depression (Anthony S Hale and Teifi on Davies).
9 Bipolar Disorders (Teifi on Davies).
10 Schizophrenia (Trevor Turner).
11 Disorders of Personality (Martin Marlowe).
12 Psychosexual Problems (Dinesh Bhugra, James P Watson and Teifi on Davies).
13 Addiction and Dependence: Illicit Drugs (Clare Gerada and Mark Ashworth).
14 Addiction and Dependence: Alcohol (Mark Ashworth, Clare Gerada and Yvonne Doyle).
15 Mental Health Problems in Old Age (Chris Ball).
16 Dementia (Chris Ball).
17 Mental Health Problems of Children and Adolescents (Emily Simonoff).
18 Mental Health Problems in People with Intellectual Disability (Nick Bouras and Geraldine Holt).
19 Mental Health in a Multiethnic Society (Simon Dein).
20 Mental Health on the Margins: Homelessness and Mental Disorder (Philip Timms and Adrian McLachlan).
21 Mental Health and the Law (Humphrey Needham-Bennett).
22 Drug Treatments in Mental Health (Soumitra R Pathare and Carol Paton).
23 Psychological Treatments (Suzanne Jolley and Phil Richardson).
24 Risk Management in Mental Health (Teifion Davies).
Teifion Davies, Saint Thomas Hospital Community Society Division, London
Tom Craig, Section of Social Psychiatry, Institute of Psychiatry, London