Introducing Mental Health

Introducing Mental Health

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An easy to read, jargon-free introduction to mental health, this practical guide is written for qualified and non-qualified practitioners. The authors explain key concepts in easily understandable language, accessible even to those with no prior knowledge of the subject. They detail the major mental health disorders and the issues and implications surrounding them, and include separate chapters on personality disorder, dual diagnosis and self-harm. They provide in-depth practical information on: * the Mental Health Act * diagnosis and medication * risk assessment and management. This guide is full of useful information, practical suggestions, and strategies for anyone working with people who are experiencing mental illness. It will prove invaluable to housing workers, support workers, probation officers, prison health care officers, student nurses and anyone coming in to contact with mental health issues.Mental. Health. Act. 1983. Each year in England approximately 26, 000 people are admitted to psychiatric care under the auspices of ... However, the MHA is far more complex and wide-ranging than this, encompassing guidance and legislation on many aspects of ... and statutory services, and in almost all circumstances cannot be enforced in community settings such as patientsa#39; homes , group ... and those that readers are most likely to see referred to in reports and correspondence.

Title:Introducing Mental Health
Author:Caroline Kinsella, Connor Kinsella
Publisher:Jessica Kingsley Publishers - 2006-03-24


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