Even though mental illnesses are common and cause great suffering in every part of the world, many health workers have a limited understanding about mental health and are less comfortable dealing with mental illness. This book is a practical manual for mental health care for the community health worker, the primary care nurse, the social worker and the primary care doctor, particularly in developing countries. After giving the reader a basic understanding of mental illness, the book goes on to describe more than 30 clinical problems associated with mental illness and uses a problem-solving approach to guide the reader through their assessment and management. Mental health issues as they arise in specific health care contexts are described, for example in a refugee camp, a school health programme or with people suffering from AIDS, as well as in mental health promotion. The final section combines quick reference information for common problems and it also includes chapters for the reader to personalise the manual for a particular location, for example, by entering local information on voluntary agencies, the names and costs of medicines and words in the local language for emotional symptoms.
Handbook for Psychiatric Trainees - ISBN 1904671349
Family Work for Schizophrenia, 2nd Edition: A Practical Guide - ISBN 1901242773
RCPsych Publications is the publishing arm of the Royal College of Psychiatrists (based in London, United Kingdom), which has been promoting excellence in mental health care since 1841. Produced by the same editorial team who publish The British Journal of Psychiatry, they sell books for both psychiatrists and other mental health professionals; and also many written for the general public. Their popular series include the College Seminars Series, the NICE mental health guidelines and the Books Beyond Words series for people with intellectual disabilities.
RCPsych publishes in all areas of psychiatry and mental health, including but not limited to:
Clinical psychiatric practice
Mental health services for children, adolescents, adults and the elderly
Family mental health
RCPsych Publications books can help with the following disorders:
Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)
Borderline personality disorder
Cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT)
Perinatal psychiatric disorder
Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)