Author: Elizabeth Armstrong
Release Date: 1995
Genre: Medical care
This book sets out to demystify primary mental health care. It looks at the major mental health problems encountered by doctors and community nurses in general practice, health centres and other primary care settings. It provides a down-to-earth guide for effectively meeting the needs of patients and clients and is based on both current research and practical experience.
Author: Mark Morris
Publisher: CRC Press
Release Date: 2018-04-19
'This book gives a 'bottom-up', practical overview of mental health. I have distilled psychological, biological and sociological background material and siphoned off anything that is not relevant to primary care. I aim to demystify the management of common problems and empower the reader to have a more rewarding and fun time at work and a better ability to cope with the ever-increasing demand and challenge of dealing with multiple physical and mental health issues often brought by a single individual to a time-limited consultation' - Mark Morris.This book provides an up-to-date guide to mental health for primary care workers who are not experts in the field. It is logically structured, providing a clear overview of causal factors before presenting individual conditions in a diagnostic hierarchy. Particular attention is given to areas where there has been a deficit in understanding or training, along with problems that are most frequently encountered and managed in primary care. Meanwhile, a Psychological Tools section introduces solid practical frameworks for managing mental health problems developed from cognitive behaviour therapy, solution-focused and motivational interviewing techniques. A selection of resources for patients is also included. It includes foreword by: Andrew Polmear MA MSc FRCP FRCGP; Former General Practitioner and Senior Research Fellow, Academic Unit of Primary Care, The Trafford Centre, University of Sussex, September 2008.
This comprehensive and accessible book, like its companion Treating People with Depression by the same authors, is devoted to the practical management of common psychiatric problems in primary care. It incorporates recent research findings relating to the causes of anxiety and stress disorders, as well as evidence-based treatment strategies. The book is an essential manual for all professionals in primary care, including general practitioners, practice nurses, health visitors, community psychiatric nurses and psychiatrists.
Author: Elizabeth Armstrong
Publisher: Radcliffe Publishing
Release Date: 2002
Nurses and professionals allied to medicine in primary care have increasingly important roles in implementing the National Service Framework (NSF) standards for mental health. Guide describes what nurses can do on a daily basis to improve the care of people with mental health problems. It highlights the necessary tools and skills to identify those patients who need referral to a GP or community mental health nurse. The basis of the diagnostic criteria and clinical guidelines are from the World Health Organisation's Guide to Mental Health (UK version).
Author: Nick Kates
Publisher: Seattle ; Toronto : Hogrefe & Huber Publishers
Release Date: 1998
This down-to-earth handbook is designed to help family physicians and family medicine residents increase their skills in the assessment and management of a wide range of common psychiatric and mental health problems. The authors emphasize effective, time-saving strategies for the busy primary care clinician, and include numerous interviewing and management tips as well as advice on involving families, utilizing community resources and making appropriate referrals. While designed for physicians, the material is easily accessible to a broad range of social workers, crisis counselors, and certainly psychologist clinicians who need to cost-effectively assess new clients. The authors have worked together as a team for many years exactly in this field -- assisting primary care clinicians to best deal with the mental health aspects of their practices. As a result, the authors have seen and helped others work through almost all imaginable challenges.
Rewritten with the new primary care environment in mind, this greatly expanded and updated edition of Child Mental Health in Primary Care extends the structured approach of the first edition to adoelscent mental health. As in the first edition, Primary Child and Adolescent Mental Health covers each problem in a uniform way, offering definitions, assessment outlines, detailed management options and indications for referral. Numerous case examples further illuminate aspects of many conditions. Comprehensive and practical, the forty-eight chapters of Primary Child and Adolescent Mental Health cover the full range of difficulties and disabilities affecting the mental health of children and young people. The book is divided into three volumes, and can either be read from cover to cover or used as a resource to be consulted for guidance on specific problems. This book is vital for all healthcare professionals including general practitioners, health visitors and other staff working in primary care to assess, manage and refer children and adolescents with mental health problems. School medical officers, social workers and educational psychologists, many of whom are in the front line of mental health provision for children and young people, will also find it extremely useful. Reviews of the first edition: 'This very comprehensive and detailed book provides the tools for primary care health professionals not only to assess a child's needs but in many cases also to implement an initial package of care.' JUST FOR NURSES 'I have no reservation in recommending the book to all people working with children and families in any capacity. An important training text for a variety of professions. A very effective text to be used in daily practice for quick reference.' CHILD AND ADOLESCENT MENTAL HEALTH 'This book is well produced and clearly written. A useful book for anyone interested or involved with children.' FAMILY PRACTICE 'I looked through the book again and again but could not find anything missing.' NURSING TIMES
Teachers have a responsibility to support the mental health of children in their care. Current statistics show a significant rise in mental health difficulties in children and young people, and new legislation urges schools to consider whether continuing disruptive behaviour might be the result of an unmet need. However, this is not an area that is universally addressed in teacher training programmes or books. Using real life case studies, this book supports all teachers and school staff in understanding and identifying the early signs of mental health difficulties, and explains how to bring about appropriate early interventions.
Author: Sean Exner Baumann
Publisher: Juta and Company Ltd
Release Date: 2007
Written to be highly readable, this book is intended to be practical, broad in scope, and accessible to a wide range of disciplines and readers with various levels of knowledge of psychiatry. Rather than be just a reference manual, this book uses a novel problem-based format which allows readers to understand symptoms and solutions in context rather than as isolated incidents of human behavior. To maintain currency, the book also includes new material on ethics and the philosophy of psychiatry.
Author: D. Phillips
Publisher: CRC Press
Release Date: 2016-07-06
This book helps general practitioners, health visitors and other professionals working in primary care to assess, manage and refer children and adolescents with mental health problems. School medical officers, social workers and educational psychologists, many of whom are in the front line of mental health provision for children and young people, will also find it particularly useful. Each problem is covered in a uniform way, with definitions, assessment outlines, detailed management options and indications for referral. Numerous case examples further illuminate aspects of many conditions. The book supports service provision in the new primary care environment, and forms a comprehensive practical guide to the full range of difficulties and disabilities affecting the mental health of children and young people.
Author: James F. Pagel
Release Date: 2014-09-11
Primary Care Sleep Medicine – A Practical Guide was among the first books to address sleep medicine for a primary care audience. It remains the primary text oriented to the primary care physician with an interest in sleep disorders medicine. Since this title published, there have been many changes in the sleep field. A new text oriented towards supporting the primary care physician in the practice of sleep medicine is needed; an updated second edition of Primary Care Sleep Medicine – A Practical Guide could fill this knowledge gap. This second edition will include updated information on insomnia medications, post-traumatic stress disorders, home sleep testing protocols, complex sleep apnea and the defined role for primary care physicians in sleep medicine.
Author: Robert M. McCarron
Publisher: American Psychiatric Pub
Release Date: 2015-04-01
Preventive Medical Care in Psychiatry: A Practical Guide for Clinicians was written for psychiatrists in training and in clinical practice, as well as other health care providers who wish to learn an evidence-based and user-friendly approach to prevent commonly encountered, treatable, and potentially deadly illnesses in their patients. The poor health and early mortality of people with serious mental illnesses has been well documented: People who have serious mental illness have increased general medical comorbid conditions, receive minimal preventive medical services, and have a reduced life span of as much as thirty years when compared to the general population. In addition, there is now extensive data showing bidirectional interactions between chronic medical illnesses and mental disorders. Clearly, treating the whole person, instead of the disorder in isolation, is critical to improving outcomes and reducing suffering. The book's logical structure makes it easy to use, with sections devoted to general principles of preventive psychiatry, cardiovascular and pulmonary disorders, endocrine and metabolic disorders, infections disorders, and oncologic disorders. In addition, the volume: Provides evidence-based approaches to care across the prevention spectrum, from primary prevention (how to keep people healthy), to secondary prevention (how to detect early signs of common illnesses), through tertiary prevention (how to prevent disability and adverse outcomes once patients develop medical problems). Informs clinicians about how to more effectively interface with general medical practitioners, and instructs them in providing screening for common medical problems, as well as ensuring that preventive measures, such as vaccinations, are performed. Covers, in a section addressing "special topics," child, adolescent, and geriatric populations, as well as strategies for assessing and managing chronic pain. Concludes with an appendix that features a health questionnaire, Preventive Medicine in Psychiatry (PMAP), for use in screening and follow-up, and a handy summary of age based preventive medicine recommendations, references to which clinicians will return repeatedly. The Affordable Care Act has provided mental health practitioners with new opportunities to develop integrated models of care that better serve patients and populations, furthering the existing trend of treating the whole patient. Preventive Medical Care in Psychiatry: A Practical Guide for Clinicians is a critical resource which will prove indispensable to clinicians dedicated to improving the quality of life and longevity for patients who suffer from serious mental illness. Twenty-five percent of royalties help support Resident-Fellow Members (RFM) within the California Psychiatric Association.