Mental Health Issues in Primary Care

Author: Elizabeth Armstrong
Publisher: Palgrave
ISBN: 0333606752
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.

Mental Health for Primary Care

Author: Mark Morris
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 9781315357942
Release Date: 2018-04-19
Genre: Medical

'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.

Managing Mental Health Problems

Author: Nick Kates
Publisher: Seattle ; Toronto : Hogrefe & Huber Publishers
ISBN: 0889371245
Release Date: 1998
Genre: Psychology

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.

Treating People with Depression

Author: Greg Wilkinson
Publisher: Radcliffe Publishing
ISBN: 1857753917
Release Date: 1999
Genre: Medical

This is a revised edition of an established text on hypertension, which takes into account changes in the culture of general practice arising from the 1990 GP Contract.

The Guide to Mental Health for Nurses in Primary Care

Author: Elizabeth Armstrong
Publisher: Radcliffe Publishing
ISBN: 1857754352
Release Date: 2002
Genre: Medical

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).

Child Mental Health in Primary Care

Author: Quentin Spender
Publisher: Radcliffe Publishing
ISBN: 9781857752625
Release Date: 2001-01
Genre: Medical

This text 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, should also find it useful.

Primary Child and Adolescent Mental Health

Author: Quentin Spender
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 9781315346175
Release Date: 2018-04-19
Genre: Medical

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

Primary Health Care Psychiatry

Author: Sean Exner Baumann
Publisher: Juta and Company Ltd
ISBN: 0702172987
Release Date: 2007
Genre: Medical

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.

Handbook of Psychiatry for Primary Care

Author: C. W. Allwood
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: IND:30000056318615
Release Date: 1997
Genre: Medical

Easy-to-use, practical guide to psychiatric disorders at primary-health care level, including guidelines on referral, written particularly for the South African situation but of interest elsewhere.

Mental Health Across Cultures

Author: Jill Bensonn
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 9781138030893
Release Date: 2018-10-08
Genre: Medical

Every health professional interacts with patients from different cultures to their own, not just those from different countries, ethnic or religious groups, but also those with cultural differences due to sexual orientation, lifestyle, beliefs, age, gender, social status or perceived economic worth. The potential for confusions in communication and consequent problems are even greater in primary care mental health than in other areas.This guide for all health professionals provides a model for working in mental health across cultures, and outlines practical ways of using psychotherapy skills across cultures. It can be used as personal preparation by individuals in any primary care setting at home or abroad, or as a teaching tool for use with health professionals travelling to another culture, including overseas aid workers and those moving to a new country. It is also of great value to everyone interested in transcultural medicine. 'Wherever we work, whoever we are, we are working across cultures, often without realising it. The first step is to become conscious of this fact. The next step is to read this book' - Jill Benson and Jill Thistlethwaite.

Child Mental Health in Primary Care

Author: D. Phillips
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 9781315358529
Release Date: 2018-04-19
Genre: Medical

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.

Narrative based Primary Care

Author: John Launer
Publisher: Radcliffe Publishing
ISBN: 1857755391
Release Date: 2002
Genre: Medical

This book provides an important contribution to the new and growing field of 'narrative-based medicine'. It specifically addresses the largest area of medical activity, primary care. It provides both a theoretical framework and practical skills for dealing with individual consultations, family work, clinical supervision and teamwork, and offers a comprehensive approach to the whole range of work in primary care. Using a wide range of clinical examples, it shows how professionals in primary care can help clarify patients' existing stories, and elucidate new stories. It can be used as a training resource and includes exercises and summaries of key points to consider. It is based on, and describes, an established evaluated training method, and is of immediate and significant practical use to readers. It is essential reading for general practitioners, practice nurses and others in the primary care team, psychologists, family therapists, counsellors and other professionals attached to primary care. GP trainers, tutors and course organisers will find it a valuable educational tool. Professionals elsewhere in primary care such as pharmacists, dentists and optometrists, and academics in medical sociology and medical anthropology will also find it very useful.

Mental Health Matters

Author: Paula Nagel
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 9781472924766
Release Date: 2016-09-08
Genre: Education

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.

Treating People with Anxiety and Stress

Author: Greg Wilkinson
Publisher: Radcliffe Publishing
ISBN: 1857751396
Release Date: 2000
Genre: Medical

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.