Physiotherapy in Mental Health

Physiotherapy in Mental Health

A Practical Approach

1st Edition - May 1, 1995

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  • Editors: Tina Everett, Maureen Dennis, Eirian Ricketts
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483141831

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Physiotherapy in Mental Health: A Practical Approach provides a concise discussion of the concept of abnormal behavior. The title also covers the role of physiotherapy in dealing with mental problems. The first part of the text covers the basic aspects of physiotherapy in mental health setting; this part covers psychiatric illness; communication in the clinical mental health setting; and the evaluation of physiotherapy services in the mental health field. Next, the book covers the concerns of the practice of physiotherapy in mental health, such as challenging behaviors, stress management, and relaxation training. The last part covers the various aspects of psychiatric treatment, including child psychiatry, eating disorders, and substance abuse. The text will be of great use to physiotherapists in the mental health care setting. The book will also be interesting to readers who want to know how physiotherapy can be applied to improve the mental and social health of individuals.

Table of Contents

  • Contributors




    Part I

    1. Psychiatric Illnesses

    2. Models of Mental Disorder

    3. Communication in the Clinical Mental Health Setting

    4. The Multidisciplinary Team Approach to Group Practice

    5. Community Care and Working with Carers

    6. Practical Guidelines for Service Evaluation

    Part II

    7. Touch and Handling

    8. Neuroendocrine-Immune Network, Nociceptive Stress and the General Adaptive Response

    9. Pain, Stress and Misdiagnosis

    10. Challenging Behavior Contributors

    11. Stress Management

    12. Relaxation Training

    13. Exercise and Mental Health

    14. Agoraphobia and Panic Attacks: A Physical Cause for Psychiatric Problem

    15. Movement Therapy: Old Roots, New Profession

    16. Complementary Medicine

    A. An Introduction to the Subject

    B. Aromatherapy in the Mental Health Setting

    C. Reflextherapy

    D. Connective Tissue Massage

    Part III

    17. Child Psychiatry

    A. Physiotherapy in a Children's Psychiatric Unit

    B. A Physiotherapist's Contribution to a Child Guidance Clinic

    C. Creative Visualization With Children

    18. Eating Disorders

    19. Substance Misuse

    A. The Medical Approach

    B. The Natural Health Care Approach

    20. Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

    21. Forensic Psychiatry

    A. Behavioral Science in Forensic Psychiatry

    B. Physiotherapy in Forensic Psychiatry

    22. Dementia

    23. Mental Illness in Old Age


Product details

  • No. of pages: 440
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Butterworth-Heinemann 1995
  • Published: May 1, 1995
  • Imprint: Butterworth-Heinemann
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483141831

About the Editors

Tina Everett

Affiliations and Expertise

Head of physiotherapy services, Oxfordshire Mental Healthcare Trust, UK

Maureen Dennis

Eirian Ricketts

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