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Key Concepts in Mental Health

Fourth Edition


June 2017 | 264 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd
Now in its Fourth Edition, Key Concepts in Mental Health continues to give readers a complete and concise overview of mental health and all the issues that surround it from a theoretical and practical perspective. Restructured into four sections, the book starts by defining mental health and mental abnormality before examining the mental health services and the place mental health takes in society.

It is essential reading for students of health, nursing, mental health, social work, and social care. It is also valuable reading for students of counselling and psychotherapy.

 
Part 1: Mental Health
 
Mental Health
 
Philosophical aspects of Mental Health
 
Work
 
Neuroscience
 
Subjective and Objective Aspects of Mental Health
 
Sadness
 
Fear
 
Physical Health
 
Pleasure
 
Creativity
 
Spirituality
 
Public Mental Health
 
Mental Health Promotion
 
Childhood Adversity
 
Attachment Theory
 
Part 2: Mental Abnormality
 
International Classification of Diseases
 
Diagnostic and Statistical Manual
 
Lay views of Mental Disorder
 
The Biopsychosocial Model
 
Madness
 
Eating Disorders
 
Personality Disorders
 
Self-harm
 
Substance Misuse
 
Intellectual Disability
 
Causes and Consequence of Mental Health Problems
 
Trauma
 
Psychological Formulations
 
The Myth Mental Illness
 
Part 3: Mental Health Services
 
Primary Care
 
Acute Mental Health Services
 
Forensic Mental Health Services
 
Service-user Involvement
 
Carers
 
Mental Health Professionals
 
Biological Interventions
 
Psychological Interventions
 
Mindfulness
 
Financial Aspects of Mental Health
 
The Quality of Mental Health Care
 
Evidence-based Practice
 
Recovery
 
Coercion
 
Corruption of Care
 
Malpractice
 
The Mental Health Service Users’ Movement
 
Part 4: Mental Health and Society
 
Mental Health Policy
 
Segregation
 
Eugenics
 
Capacity and Culpability
 
Anti-psychiatry
 
Labelling Theory
 
Stigma
 
Social and Cultural Capital
 
Social Exclusion
 
Risks to and from People with Mental Health Problems
 
The Mass Media
 
Social Models of Mental Health
 
Suicide
 
Cross-cultural Psychiatry
 
Social Class
 
Race
 
Gender
 
Age
 
The Pharmaceutical Industry
 
Warfare

'This text is insightful and informative and should be an asset to any mental health literature library.  A well-designed text in its layout and content, it is accessible to anybody associated with the mental health field – whether they be a service-user, carer or professional.  I will definitely be recommending this text to all nursing students, regardless of their field of practice.'

Thomas Beary
University of Hertfordshire, UK

‘Professor Pilgrim in this 4th edition of his book on key concepts in mental health has one again delivered on his promise.  These are really important and significant issues that affect mental health service users, carers and health and social care professionals and practitioners.  At no time does the book minimise the significance nor complexity associated with these themes. These are issues that affect people directly and this book offers readers with a clear and balanced perspective.  It remains the key introductory text and one I am very pleased to recommend to students and others.’

Ian McGonagle
University of Lincoln, UK

‘This is a gem of a book, very useful as an introductory text, a quick reference for busy students and academics, and those wishing to study in more detail. This new edition has an improved layout, introduces some new subjects, and brings existing material up to date.’

Dave Mason
Staffordshire University, UK

‘Key Concepts in Mental Health Nursing provides a useful overview of important concepts in mental health. It will be beneficial for students, academics, and professionals working in the field. Pilgrim includes definitions, key points and further reading in each section which are immensely valuable, making it a must for academics’ reading lists.’

Emma Jones
University of Central Lancashire, UK

‘Pilgrim provides a text here that is broad-ranging in scope; identifying and critically considering conceptual, policy and practice matters. The written style and structure of the text is accessible to a wide audience; with a clear and commanding presentation of technical detail in addition to thought-provoking examples, philosophical and sociological analyses. This latest edition builds upon the successes of those which have come before and provides a valuable go-to resource for students, lecturers, researchers and practitioners alike.’

Paul Taylor
University of Chester, UK

‘I can highly recommend this book. The chapters cover in detail all the main topics around mental health. Clear, concise and refreshingly up-to-date. I was particularly impressed with the updated information on the Biopsychosocial Model which has been included in this new edition. A very useful read for my students.’

Rachael Morice
Truro and Penwith College, UK

'This is a great introduction book for anyone who is interested or is working in the area of mental health. It provides concise chapters with researched arguments on the topic area, giving the reader an informed viewpoint on contemporary issues in mental health.'

Brigid Arkins
Waterford Institute of Technology, Ireland

This is both a clearly structured and accessible quick reference guide, and a thought provoking review of current issues and contexts that encourages critical engagement and directs further reading.

Ms Marie Jefsioutine
Centre for Lifelong Learning, Warwick University
March 20, 2018

Introductory text, applicable to all fields of nursing, (especially mental health years one and two) and also allied health professionals.

Mr Charles Miller-Fik
Nursing Sciences, University of East Anglia
March 6, 2018

A really helpful text book. Its really helpful to students who have not explored mental health before and want to get a good grasp of the key concepts. A useful reference text.

Mr Stefan Brown
Social Work Department, Royal Holloway
May 8, 2017
Key features
NEW TO THIS EDITION:
  • 66 bite-sized chapters including new ones on the Biopsychosocial Model, trauma and mindfulness
  • Key points summarizing what you need to know for study and practice
  • Examples of further reading to help you expand your knowledge

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