Mental Health Services for Adults with Intellectual Disability: Strategies and Solutions
Developing a National Mental Health Policy
The Extremes of the Bell Curve: Excellent and Poor School Performance and Risk for Severe Mental Disorders
Hands-on Help: Computer-aided Psychotherapy
Nick Bouras, Geraldine Holt
January 21, 2016
This book considers how mental health services have evolved over the past three decades to meet the needs of people with intellectual disability, focusing on the ways that theories and policies have been applied to clinical practice. Nick Bouras and Geraldine Holt both have extensive experience in...
Daniel Freeman, Philippa A. Garety
June 25, 2015
Paranoia is the suspicion that other intend to cause you harm. It is a common experience in the general population, though often overlooked. In its most severe form, paranoia occurs as persecutory delusions. Paranoia, written by leading researchers in this field, is the first cognitive psychology...
Edgar Jones, Simon Wessely
June 25, 2015
The application of psychiatry to war and terrorism is highly topical and a source of intense media interest. Shell Shock to PTSD explores the central issues involved in maintaining the mental health of the armed forces and treating those who succumb to the intense stress of combat. Drawing on...
June 25, 2015
Mental illness causes a substantial health burden in all regions of the world, and is a major contributor to world poverty.Developing a National Mental Health Policy is designed to support those involved in developing locally appropriate mental health policies, emphasising the crucial role of...
Paolo Fusar-Poli, Stefan J. Borgwardt, Philip McGuire
February 20, 2012
Early clinical intervention in psychosis is now a major objective of mental health services and the development of specialist intervention services has greatly facilitated research on the early phases of this disorder. In this book, contributors provide a review of the neurobiological research in...
Anthony S. David, Shitij Kapur, Peter McGuffin
June 08, 2011
Schizophrenia is a unique project reflecting the contribution that Robin M. Murray has made to the field of psychiatry over the past 35 years, with a particular focus on the advances that have been made to the understanding and treatment of schizophrenia. International contributors have been...
James H. MacCabe
March 31, 2010
It has long been claimed that there is a strong association between high intelligence, or exceptional creativity, and mental illness. In this book, James MacCabe investigates this claim, using evidence from Swedish population data. He finds evidence that children who achieve either exceptionally...
July 25, 2008
Psychotic disorders such as schizophrenia and bipolar disorder are known to be highly heritable. Despite decades of research, however, the genetic variations conferring susceptibility to these illnesses have yet to be identified. Such genetic variations most likely produce abnormalities of brain...
Isaac M. Marks, Kate Cavanagh, Lina Gega
April 05, 2007
Hands-on Help is a narrative review of the mushrooming field of computer-aided psychotherapy for mental health problems as a whole, from the time it began in the 1960’s through to the present day. The many types of computer-aided psychotherapy and how each might be accessed are detailed together...
July 20, 2006
This is the first book to investigate how mental illness is portrayed in Hindi cinema. It examines attitudes towards mental illness in Indian culture, how they are reflected in Hindi films, and how culture has influenced the portrayal of the psychoses. Dinesh Bhugra guides the reader through...
September 23, 2004
Attempted suicide is a matter of serious public health concern. Culture and Self-Harm considers the factors that may contribute to this increased rate of self-harm and suicide among south Asians in London, which cannot be blamed on migration alone. Cultural pressures that dictate the way stress is...
Tom Fryers, Rachel Jenkins, David Melzer
December 04, 2003
Social inequalities are established features of the distribution of physical disease in the UK and many other developed countries. In most physical diseases, a clear trend of poorer health is evident with each step down the hierarchy of social position. By contrast, the nature of the links between...