Lyttle's Mental Health and Disorder


  • Peter Thompson, MD, FRACP, FACC, MBA MD FRACP FACC MBA, Cardiologist (formerly Director of Coronary Care at SCGH); Director of Research Development SCGH; Clinical Professor of Medicine & Population Health, UWA Cardiologist (formerly Director of Coronary Care at SCGH); Director of Research Development SCGH; Clinical Professor of Medicine & Population Health, UWA
  • Peter Mathias, PhD, MSc, MA, BSc, Director of Joint Awarding Bodies, London, London, Philadelphia, Toronto, Sydney, Tokyo

Lyttleis Mental Health and Disorder is the leading textbook in this field, for students and practitioners alike. This completely revised third edition addresses the changes that have taken place in education, as well as in the organisation and provision of care and includes coverage of the new standards being disseminated by the National Service Frameworks for Mental Health. The aim of this book is to provide guidance that will support practitioners in delivering systems of care that are responsive to the needs of the patient or client. As a result aspects of delivery such as accurate and strong clinical leadership, risk assessment, medication management programmes and rational care planning processes, that feature in most policy statements, are to be found in this edition.
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Book information

  • Published: August 2000
  • ISBN: 978-0-7020-2449-8

Table of Contents

Introduction to the 3e
Section 1: Understanding Mental Health, Disorder and Illness. A Common Language Of Classification And Understanding. The Nature of Health and the Effects of Disorder. Affect and Emotion. Behaviour. Cognition. Mental Health Problems. Section 2; Interventions in Mental Health Practice. Mental Health Promotion. Cognitive Behavioural Interventions. An Introduction To Psychosocial Interventions.Social Skills Training. Biological Aspects Of Treatment And Intervention. Part 1 Aspects of Neurophysiology. Part 2 Schizophrenia. Part 3 Depression. Part 4 Dementia of Alzhemier's, Parkinson's and Huntington's Disease. Part 5 Seizures and Epilepsy. Spiritual Careand Mental Health Competence. Section 3: Challenges for Service Delivery. Developments In Mental Health Services. Social Inclusion. Antiracist Practice: Achieving Competency and Maintaining Professional Standards. Women And Mental Health Care Provision. Suicide And Deliberate Self-Harm.
Developing A Supportive Service a Case Example. Drug Abuse And Mental Illness: Psychiatrys Next Challenge!. Quality Assurance In Counselling And Psychotherapy. Aggression Management. Triumvirate Nursing a Secure System for the Delivery of Nursing Care.
Section 4: Issues for Practitioners. Practitioner Assessment Skills. Evidence-Based Practice And Clinical Effectiveness. Clinical Supervision In Mental Health Nursing. Lifelong Learning a Neverending Journey of Development?. The LawRelating to Mental Health and Disorder