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, June 2009)
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From the Back Cover
This guide deals with the principles and practice of managing mental health problems and aims to clear away many of the common misunderstandings about mental illness, psychiatry and psychiatrists. It covers the range of mental conditions which are commonly encountered in general practice, the community and hospital, and looks at the specific needs of groups such as children, the elderly, the homeless and ethnic minorities. A section is also included on selecting drugs and treatments, and improving compliance.