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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

A good background text for policing of mental illness. It gives policing students the information from the mental health practitioner, which gives them holistic knowledge of the issue.

Ms Allison Savory
Department of Social Sciences, Bucks New University
April 17, 2017

Concise and clear, written by well respected author in the field

Mr Robin Sen
Department of Sociological Studies, The University of Sheffield
February 18, 2017
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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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