Key Concepts in Mental Health (Sage Key Concepts Series 3rd Revised edition)

Key Concepts in Mental Health (Sage Key Concepts Series 3rd Revised edition)

By: David Pilgrim (author)Paperback

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This is the only text to give your students a complete, concise overview of mental health and all the issues that surround it from a theoretical and practical point of view. Split into three sections, the book defines mental health and mental health ill, examines the services and settings in which mental health care takes place and and discusses the societal issues surrounding mental health. Made up of 63 bite-sized chapters, the book offers: * Definitions of the key concepts * Key points that you need to know for your study and practice * Further reading to help you expand your knowledge It will be 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.

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David Pilgrim is Honorary Professor of Health and Social Policy, University of Liverpool, UK and Visiting Professor of Clinical Psychology, University of Southampton. After training and working as a clinical psychologist he completed a PhD examining psychotherapy in the organisational setting of the British NHS. He then went on to complete a Master's in sociology. He has worked at the boundary between clinical psychology and medical sociology for the past 20 years and has produced over 60 articles in peer-reviewed journals, based upon his research into mental health policy and practice. His years working in the British NHS provided him with extensive everyday experience of the theoretical and policy aspects of mental health expressed in practical settings. One of his books, A Sociology of Mental Health and Illness (3rd edition, Open University Press, 2005), co-authored with Anne Rogers, won the British Medical Association's medical book of the year award for 2006. Currently he is writing a book on child sexual abuse and public policy.


Part I: Mental Health and Mental Health Problems Mental Health ICD (International Classification of Diseases) DSM (Diagnostic and Statistical Manual) Psychological Formulations The Myth of Mental Illness Neuroscience Causes and Consequences of Mental Health Problems Subjective and Objective Aspects of Mental Health Madness Sadness Fear Personality Disorders Self-harm Substance Misuse Learning Disability Physical Health Wellbeing Pleasure Creativity Spirituality Lay Views of Mental Health and Illness Eating Disorders Part II: Mental Health Services Primary Care Acute Mental Health Services Forensic Mental Health Services Service-user Involvement Carers Mental Health Professionals Biological Interventions Psychological Interventions 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 Public Mental Health Part III: Mental Health and Society Mental Health Policy Mental Health Promotion Segregation Eugenics Capacity and Culpability Anti-psychiatry Labelling Theory Attachment Theory Stigma Social and Cultural Capital Social Exclusion Work 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 Childhood Adversity The Pharmaceutical Industry Warfare

Product Details

  • publication date: 13/05/2014
  • ISBN13: 9781446293904
  • Format: Paperback
  • Year: 2014
  • Number Of Pages: 232
  • ID: 9781446293904
  • weight: 408
  • ISBN10: 1446293904
  • edition: 3rd Revised edition

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