Physiotherapy in Mental Health - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780750617000, 9781483141831

Physiotherapy in Mental Health

1st Edition

A Practical Approach

Editors: Tina Everett Maureen Dennis Eirian Ricketts
eBook ISBN: 9781483141831
Imprint: Butterworth-Heinemann
Published Date: 1st May 1995
Page Count: 440
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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





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



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About the Editor

Tina Everett

Affiliations and Expertise

Head of physiotherapy services, Oxfordshire Mental Healthcare Trust, UK

Maureen Dennis

Eirian Ricketts

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