This book is a comprehensive cross-disciplinary resource on mental health for both students and professionals. It covers a breadth of topics, from the delivery of mental health care and mental health services in Australia, to assessment skills, case management and the various mental health disorders.
Now in its third edition, Mental Health in Australia is the go-to reference on mental health for students, academics and practitioners. With a new four part structure, the book thoroughly covers the current context of mental health, clinical practice principles, and the assessment and management of mental health disorders. Taking a cross-disciplinary approach, Mental Health in Australia reflects a wide range of opinions and perspectives in the field of mental health care. This approach also allows the text to be used throughout a degree and into professional practice. Authoritative and up-to-date, Mental Health in Australia is the most comprehensive Australian book on mental health on the market.New to this edition: A new four part structure Three new editors bringing their teaching and professional expertise Four new chapters: Psychopharmacology, Psychological Therapies, Supporting Recovery & Living Well, and Eating Disorders Thoroughly updated to reflect the current context of mental health practice A greater focus on recovery and social reconnection
Graham Meadows: Consultant psychiatrist with Southern Health and Director of Southern Synergy.
John Farhall: Clinical psychologist jointly appointed to the School of Psychological Science at La Trobe University and to North Western Mental Health (a division of Melbourne Health), and is a Director of Mind Australia.
Ellie Fossey: Senior lecturer and postgraduate course coordinator in the Department of Occupational Therapy at La Trobe University.
Margaret Grigg: General Manager, Research Development and Advocacy, Mind Australia.
Fiona McDermott: Holds a joint appointment in the Department of Social Work at Monash University and Southern Health.
Bruce Singh: Assistant Vice-Chancellor (Medicine Dentistry and Health Sciences Projects), University of Melbourne.
Part 1: The Context 1. Society, mental health and illness 2. How communities respond to mental distress: a consumer perspective 3. The global perspective 4. Delivering mental health care 5. Mental health services in Australia 6. Mental health services in the Australian states and territories 7. Research in mental disorders and mental health practice 8. Evaluation and the concept of quality in mental health care 9. Mental disorder in AustraliaPart 2: Clinical Practice Principles 10. The active participants in mental health services 11. Working collaboratively 12. Assessment: Essential skills 13. Assessment: Specialised assessment skills 14. Case management 15. Psychopharmacology 16. Psychological therapies 17. Supporting recovery and living wellPart 3: Disorders Considered in the Context of the Lifespan 18. Personality disorders 19. Developmental disabilities and psychiatric disorders 20. Disorders of childhood and adolescence: A developmental and family perspective 21. Youth mental health: A new stream of mental health care for adolescents and young adults 22. Psychiatric disorders affecting the elderly in AustraliaPart 4: Disorders Commonly Presenting in Adult Life 23. Anxiety disorders 24. Affective disorders 25. Substance-related disorders 26. Somatoform disorders 27. Eating disorders 28. Schizophrenia and related disorders
A comprehensive and cross-disciplinary mental health resource for both mental health students and professionals. Edited by a cross-disciplinary editorial team with contributions from a number of mental health workers, academics and consumers. Thoroughly updated to reflect the current context of mental health practice within Australia. Addresses recovery and the consumer perspective. Four new chapters: Psychopharmacology, Psychological Therapies, Supporting Recovery and Living Well, Eating Disorders.
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