Description : Revisioning Psychiatry brings together new perspectives on the causes and treatment of mental health problems. The contributors emphasize the importance of understanding experience and explore how the brain, the person, and the social world interact to give rise to mental health problems as well as resilience and recovery.
Description : Philosophy has much to offer psychiatry, not least regarding ethical issues, but also issues regarding the mind, identity, values, and volition. The Oxford Handbook of Philosophy and Psychiatry offers the most comprehensive reference resource for this area every published - one that is essential for both students and researchers in this field.
Description : It is only in the past 20 years that the concept of 'recovery' from mental health has been more widely considered and researched. This book is unique in addressing philosophical issues - including conceptual challenges and opportunities - raised by the notion of recovery of people with mental illness.
Description : “OO-CAMHS could very well begin to change the face of mental health care in the UK” Barry Duncan OO-CAMHS is a whole service model that incorporates existing evidence on how to improve outcomes, reduce non-attendance and dropout rates and save money through improved therapeutic efficiency. This service transformation toolkit covers every aspect of improving the mental health of children and young people that any clinician and team needs to know about. From the evidence base to the clinical encounter to management and supervision, this toolkit will enable your service to experience the benefits of a radical revolution in young peoples’ mental healthcare.
Description : In the past decade, there have been an increasing number of authors who have written about ADHD from a critical perspective. These critiques have ranged from questioning the existence of the disorder and the way it is currently conceptualized in mainstream medicine to the safety and efficacy of popular drug treatment regimes for ADHD. However, each of these critical authors have focused on their own particular area of interest, be this culture, genetics, the influence of drug company marketing, the effects of medication, particular treatment regimes, and so on. This book brings together a variety of critical perspectives, with each contribution dealing with a particular issue from culture to genetics and drug companies to nutrition.
Description : Critical Psychiatry and Mental Health critically explores the current theory and practice of ethno-psychiatry and multicultural mental health practices and policies. Through an in-depth discussion of the work of Suman Fernando, one of the world’s leading scholars and researchers in race, culture and mental health, an international selection of contributors discuss and debate issues affecting mental health and minority ethnic individuals and groups. The book offers a new approach to global mental health, arguing that the use of outdated and outmoded ways in which psychiatry is researched and practiced is a thing of the past, that social justice can only be achieved through a more democratic approach to mental health care and emphasising that the inclusion of cultural and traditional healing methods and practices are vital to meeting diverse needs. Split into five parts, the book covers: Critique of Western Psychiatry and Mental Health Challenges and Opportunities in Mental Health Care Training and Development in Mental Health Practice Transnational Contexts: Engaging the work of Suman Fernando Personal Reflections on Suman Fernando’s Life and Work Critical Psychiatry and Mental Health is ideal for researchers and practitioners in health and mental health, psychiatry, counselling and psychotherapy and anyone interested in the intersection of race, culture and mental health.
Description : A leading authority on the study of psychiatry, mental illness, and its treatment portrays of the integral role of deception in the history, diagnosis, and practice of psychiatry.