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'This handbook planned for carer's will offer relatives and friends with noteworthy organizational health care information. It will also help guide carer's regarding the key roles, and the functions of support agencies that are seen as crucial elements when planning and seeking alternative care interventions…This book aims to provide carers with basic facts and the confidence to deal more effectively with their role.'

- The International Journal of Psychiatric Nursing Research

This is an essential resource for all people caring for family members or friends with mental illness. Written by experts, Mental Illness: A Handbook for Carers provides basic information on:

* forms of mental illness

* treatment plans

* what to do in an emergency

* the role of mental health professionals and other agencies

* legal issues and confidentiality

* housing, work and benefits.

Mental Illness examines the provision made for people with mental illness and their carers, and the support that is available to them. It includes information on housing, employment, social services and the law. The writers avoid jargon, and the book includes a glossary of terms with which carers may be unfamiliar. Accessible, practical and comprehensive, this handbook acts as a one-stop shop for anyone caring for a person with a mental illness.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781853029349
Publisher: Kingsley, Jessica Publishers
Publication date: 07/01/2001
Pages: 304
Product dimensions: 6.22(w) x 9.13(h) x 0.75(d)

About the Author

Kwame McKenzie is Senior Lecturer in Psychiatry at the Royal Free and University College Medical School. He is one of the founding members of the Social Capital Forum at King's College London and advises the World Bank on this subject. He is Assistant Editor of the British Journal of Psychiatry, having previously edited The Practitioner.

Table of Contents

Introduction. Section One: Mental Illnesses. 1. Schizophrenia and Related Disorders, Elizabeth Kuipers, Professor of Clinical Psychology, Institute of Psychiatry. 2. Bipolar Affective Disorder or Manic Depression, Rosalind Ramsay and George Szmukler. 3. Depression, Anne Farmer, Institute of Psychiatry. 4. Anxiety Disorders, Susan Grey, Institute of Psychiatry. 5. Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, Richard Parkin, Consultant Psychologist. 6. Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, Felicity de Zuleta, Institute of Psychiatry. 7. Medically Unexplained Physical Symptoms, Alicia Deale and Vincent Deary. 8. Mental Health Problems alongside Physical Illness, Andrew Hodgkiss, Consultant Liaison Psychiatrist, South London and Maudsley NHS Trust. 9. Eating Disorders, Gill Todd, Clinical Nurse Leader, Eating Disorders Unit, South London and Maudsley NHS Trust, Wendy Whitaker and Kay Gavan. 10. Drinking Problems, Jane Marshall, Consultant Psychiatrist, South London and Maudsley NHS Trust. 11. Drug Misuse and Dependence, Claire Gerada and Sarah Welsh, Consultant Psychiatrist, South London and Maudsley NHS Trust. 12. Personality Disorders, Jane Tiller, Consultant Psychiatrist, South London and Maudsley NHS Trust. 13. Mental Illness in Older People, Amanda Thompsell, Specialist Registrar in Psychiatry, South London and Maudsley NHS Trust and Marisa Silverman, Old Age Consultant Psychiatrist, South London and Maudsley NHS Trust. Section Two: Mental Health Services. Introduction, Frank Holloway, Consultant Psychiatrist, South London and Maudsley NHS Trust. 14. Mental Health Services, Sonia Johnson, Senior Lecturer in Social and Community Psychiatry, University College, London. 15. Mental Health Professionals, Wendy Maphosa and Emma Staples. 16. Primary Care Services for Mental Health, Claire Gerada. 17. Social Work Provision, Nick Hervey, Southwark Social Services. 18. An Appropriate Place to Live, John Wade and Claire Henderson, Institute of Psychiatry. 19. Benefits, Claire Henderson, Institute of Psychiatry and Rory O'Kelly. 20. Employment, David O'Flynn, Specialist Registrar in Psychiatry. 21. Forensic Psychiatry, Alec Buchanan, Consultant Forensic Psychiatrist, South London and Maudlsey Trust. 22. Mental Health Legislation, Frank Holloway, Consultant Psychiatrist, South London and Maudsley NHS Trust and George Szmuckler. 23. Driving and Mental Health, Anne Cremona, Consultant Psychiatrist, South London and Maudsley NHS Trust. 24. Other Legal Issues and Mental Health, Mind legal unit. 25. Confidentiality and Mental Health, George Szmukler. 26. How to Cope with the Stigma of Mental Illness, Geoffrey Woolf, Consultant Psychiatrist. 27. Ethnic Minorities and Mental Health, Kwame McKenzie. 28. Being a Carer, Kate Harvey. 29. Psychological Treatments, Anne Ward and Stirling Moorey, Consultant Psychiatrists, South London and Maudsley NHS Trust. 30. Suicide and Suicide Attempts, Mike Crawford, Senior Lecturer, Imperial College School of Medicine, London. 31.Violence, Mari Anne Harty, South London and Maudsley NHS Trust. Glossary. Resources. The Contributors. Index.

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