Mosby's Pocketbook of Mental Health

Mosby’s Pocketbook of Mental Health is a convenient, user-friendly resource for all health professionals. The potency of this text is in its easily accessible format which offers clear, concise guidance to students on clinical placements and practitioners.

In sum a ‘one stop shop’ for essential knowledge and skills backed up by the latest scientific evidence. The text is consumer centred and context specific with practical advice supported by internationally accepted standards of evidence. Dot points, diagrams and tables are used to provide straightforward, readable, accessible, hands on material.

Mosby’s Pocketbook of Mental Health will complement a core text and offer a quick reference in clinical practice.

Paperback, 172 Pages

Published: April 2010

Imprint: Mosby

ISBN: 978-0-7295-3931-9


  • Chapter 1: Working in a recovery framework

    Chapter 2: Essentials for mental health practice

    Chapter 3: Mental state assessment

    Chapter 4: Culture and mental health

    Chapter 5: Common mental illnesses and associated disorders

    Chapter 6: Psychiatric emergencies

    Chapter 7: Managing medications

    Chapter 8: Contemporary talking therapies

    Chapter 9: Co-occurring medical problems

    Chapter 10: Loss and grief

    Chapter 11: Law and ethics

    Chapter 12: Settings for mental healthcare



    App 1: Surviving clinical placement

    App 2: Working with people with challenging behaviours

    App 3: Prescription abbreviations

    App 4: Top 10 tips for people taking psychiatric medication

    Further reading and resources



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