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Where There Is No Psychiatrist
A Mental Health Care Manual
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Mental health problems profoundly affect the quality of life, physical health and livelihoods of people all around the world. This is the second edition of one of the most widely used practical manuals of mental health care for general health workers, particularly those in low- and middle-income countries and low-resource settings of high-income countries.

Following an introduction to mental ill health, the book describes over 30 clinical problems and uses a problem-solving approach to guide readers through their assessment and management. It examines the mental health issues associated with particular settings and how to integrate mental health care with other activities in these settings, such as in refugee camps and schools.

Some chapters in the manual can be personalised for the reader's own location and situation. The book contains many illustrations, case studies and other helpful resources and is aimed at anyone who works in a health care environment, but who does not have specialist training in mental health problems.




Part 1: An overview of mental
health problems

1. An introduction to mental health problems

2. Core skills for mental health care

3. Assessing someone with a mental health problem

4. General approach to treatment of mental health problems

Part 2: Treatments

5. Specific treatments for mental health problems

Part 3: Clinical problems

6. Emergency management

7. Behaviours causing concern

8. Symptoms that are medically unexplained

9. The person with problems due to habits

10. Problems arising from loss and violence

11. Problems in childhood and adolescence

Part 4: Integrating mental health

12. Integrating mental health into health care platforms

13. Integrating mental health into community platforms

Part 5: Localising this manual
for your area

14. Medications for mental health problems

15. Resources in your area

16. Psychiatric terms for mental health problems
Useful resources


ISBN-13: 9781909726833
Publisher: RCPsych Publications
Publication date: October, 2017
Pages: 282
Dimensions: 190.00 x 246.00 x 20.00
Weight: 580g
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Subcategories: Psychiatry


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