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.
Author: Robert M. McCarron
Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
Release Date: 2012-03-28
This book helps family practitioners, internists, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, and mental health practitioners understand, diagnose, and effectively treat the most common psychiatric problems seen in the primary care office setting. The introductory chapter addresses the primary care psychiatric interview. Subsequent chapters cover specific disorders and follow a consistent format: Introductory Case; Clinical Highlights; Clinical Significance; Diagnosis; Differential Diagnosis, including "Not to Be Missed" points; Biopsychosocial Treatment, including "When to Refer"; Practice Pointers case studies; ICD-9 codes; and Practical Resources. Appendices include time-saving strategies and medication tables. An anatomical wall chart for the office is also included. A companion Website includes fully searchable text and patient handouts for various psychiatric disorders.
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: Tamara Greenberg
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
Release Date: 2007-03-09
This book helps the primary care physician navigate the normative and non-normative psychological responses to illness, provides advice on coping and offers guidance on mental health referrals. The concise but comprehensive text emphasizes the basics, including responses to serious and potentially life-threatening illness, normal and maladaptive coping responses in medically ill individuals, and specific aspects of the illness process. Case examples illustrate the concepts discussed. Includes a chapter on psychotropic medications, and another on the special circumstances of non-compliant patients. The book concludes with discussion of family situations and offers recommendations on referring patients to a mental health provider who specializes in treating the medically ill.
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.
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.
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: Lloyd I. Sederer
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
Release Date: 2013-04-15
Advice on Helping Your Loved Ones, from the medical director of the country's largest state mental health system and the mental health editor of The Huffington Post More than fifty million people a year are diagnosed with some form of mental illness. It spares no sex, race, age, ethnicity, or income level. And left untreated, mental disorders can devastate our families and communities. Family members and friends are often the first to realize when someone has a problem, but it is hard to know how to help or where to turn. Our mental health “system” can feel like a bewildering and frustrating maze. How can you tell that someone has a mental illness? What are the first and best steps for you to take? Where do you go to find the right care? The Family Guide to Mental Health Care is the first comprehensive print resource for the millions of people who have loved ones suffering from some kind of mental illness. In this book, families can find the answers to their most urgent questions. What medications are helpful and are some as dangerous as I think? Is there a way to navigate privacy laws so I can discuss my adult daughter’s treatment with her doctor? Is my teenager experiencing typical adolescent distress or an illness? From understanding depression, bipolar illness and anxiety to eating and traumatic disorders, schizophrenia, and much more, readers will learn what to do and how to help. Real-life scenarios and authoritative information are written in a compassionate, reader-friendly way, including checklists to bring to a doctor’s appointment so you can ask the right questions. For readers who fear they will never see the light at the end of the tunnel, this book gives hope and a path forward. As one of the nation’s leading voices on quality care in mental health, Dr. Lloyd Sederer has played a singular role in advancing services for those with mental illness. Now, the wealth of his expertise and clear guidance is at your disposal. From the first signs of a problem to sorting through the variety of treatment options, you and your family will be able to walk into a doctor’s office know what to do and what to ask.
Author: John Launer
Publisher: Radcliffe Publishing
Release Date: 2002
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.
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
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).