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Challenging the Stigma of Mental Illness

Challenging the Stigma of Mental Illness offers practical strategies for addressing the harmful effects of stigma attached to mental illness. It considers both major forms of stigma: public stigma, which is prejudice and discrimination endorsed by the general population; and self-stigma, the loss of self-esteem and efficacy that occurs when an individual internalizes prejudice and discrimination. Invaluable guide for professionals and volunteers working in any capacity to challenge discrimination against mental illness Contains practical worksheets and intervention guidelines to facilitate the implementation of specific anti-stigma approaches Authors are highly experienced and respected experts in the field of mental illness stigma research
Published by John Wiley & Sons on 05/23/2011
Book details: 254 pages.

Progress in Schizophrenia Research

Schizophrenia is a chronic, severe, and disabling psychosis, leading to an impairment of thinking in which the interpretation of reality is abnormal. This book presents the in-depth research from around the world on schizophrenia.
Published by Nova Publishers on 07/16/2019
Book details: 218 pages.

Vocational Rehabilitation and Mental Health

Vocational Rehabilitation and Mental Health is a practicalguide for all members of the healthcare team to implementingeffective services leading to sustained career development amongpeople with mental illness. It examines the barriers to employmentsuch as stigma, discrimination and fluctuating health and discussesthe evidence underpinning the provision of effective employmentservices. The book goes on to examine some of the challenges withimplementing evidence-based practice and discusses ways to overcomethese challenges.
Author: Chris Lloyd
Published by John Wiley & Sons on 01/28/2010
Book details: 232 pages.

Kielhofner's Research in Occupational Therapy

With an international team of expert contributors, Renee Taylor carries on Gary Kielhofner’s innovative work in the 2nd Edition of his comprehensive research methodologies text. This guide bridges the gap between theorists and practitioners. It focuses on the relevance and logic of research to provide a practical, demystified approach to conducting applied research in the field for graduate students and clinicians. You’ll begin with an introduction to the nature and scope of research and its place in OT and then explore research designs, measurements, and statistical analysis for qualitative, quantitative, and mixed studies. You’ll examine the steps and procedures required to conduct research and how research can be used to shape professional practice and improve patient care.
Published by F.A. Davis on 01/05/2017
Book details: 560 pages.

Handbook of Psychophysiology

The Handbook of Psychophysiology has been the authoritative resource for more than a quarter of a century. Since the third edition was published a decade ago, the field of psychophysiological science has seen significant advances, both in traditional measures such as electroencephalography, event-related brain potentials, and cardiovascular assessments, and in novel approaches and methods in behavioural epigenetics, neuroimaging, psychoneuroimmunology, psychoneuroendocrinology, neuropsychology, behavioural genetics, connectivity analyses, and non-contact sensors. At the same time, a thoroughgoing interdisciplinary focus has emerged as essential to scientific progress. Emphasizing the need for multiple measures, careful experimental design, and logical inference, the fourth edition of the Handbook provides updated and expanded coverage of approaches, methods, and analyses in the field. With state-of-the-art reviews of research in topical areas such as stress, emotion, development, language, psychopathology, and behavioural medicine, the Handbook remains the essential reference for students and scientists in the behavioural, cognitive, and biological sciences.
Published by Cambridge University Press on 12/15/2016
Book details: 560 pages.

The Mark of Shame

"In this book, Stephen P. Hinshaw examines the long-standing tendency to stigmatize those with mental illness. He also provides practical, multilevel strategies for overcoming this serious problem, including enlightened social policies that encourage contact with those afflicted, media coverage emphasizing their underlying humanity, family education, and responsive treatment."--Jacket.
Published by Oxford University Press on 08/01/2009
Book details: 331 pages.

Fungal Diseases

Fungal diseases have contributed to death and disability in humans, triggered global wildlife extinctions and population declines, devastated agricultural crops, and altered forest ecosystem dynamics. Despite the extensive influence of fungi on health and economic well-being, the threats posed by emerging fungal pathogens to life on Earth are often underappreciated and poorly understood. On December 14 and 15, 2010, the IOM's Forum on Microbial Threats hosted a public workshop to explore the scientific and policy dimensions associated with the causes and consequences of emerging fungal diseases.
Published by National Academies Press on 10/08/2011
Book details: 488 pages.

Depression and Brain Dysfunction

This volume is a scholarly reference to published research results on the neurobiology and neuroanatomy of depression and the association of depression with disorders of the central nervous system. The book reviews and discusses aspects of recent research on the underlying mechanisms of depression, including neurotransmitter dysregulation, hypothalamus-pituitary-adrenal axis abnormalities, and cellular resistance. Illustrated with tables, graphs, and charts, Depression and Brain Dysfunction is the first book to include the recent advances in functional neuroimaging of the structural and anatomical defects in patients with significant symptoms of depression.
Published by CRC Press on 12/08/2005
Book details: 320 pages.

Traditional Chinese Exercises

Traditional Chinese Exercises offers detailed insights into practical ways of rebuilding one’s physique and keeping physically fit through well-matched illustrations. In addition to exploring such “regular exercises” as Qi-Gong and Taiji, it also investigates a number of traditionally practiced “minor exercises” that, without being too time-consuming, can easily be incorporated into one’s daily routine. Furthermore, the book also provides valuable insights into the Chinese philosophies of life and behavior that are embodied in these exercises.
Published by Cambridge Scholars Publishing on 04/01/2015
Book details: 210 pages.

Understanding the Stigma of Mental Illness

Many mentally ill people are the victims of stigma, which leads to additional suffering and humiliation. Negative stereotypes and prejudicial attitudes against them are often reinforced by their media representation as unpredictable, violent and dangerous. Hence the importance of the study of stigma as an explanatory construct of much that transpires in the management of the mentally ill in our societies. This book describes the experience of stigmatization at the level of the individual, and seeks to measure stigma and discrimination from the following perspectives: Self imposed stigma due to shame, guilt and low self esteem; Socially imposed stigma due to social stereotyping and prejudice; and Structurally imposed stigma, caused by policies, practices, and laws that discriminate against the mentally ill. This book briefly describes programmes that aim to reduce such stigma then looks at ways to evaluate their effectiveness. It is the first book to focus on evaluation and research methodologies in stigma and mental health. It also: presents new interventions to reduce stigma describes the various international programmes which help reduce stigma discusses the use of the internet as an international tool to promote awareness of stigma in mental health Understanding the Stigma of Mental Illness is essential reading for clinicians and researchers who wish to apply or develop stigma reduction programmes. It is also a valuable addition to the libraries of political analysts, policy makers, clinicians, researchers, and all those interested in how to approach and measure this distressing social phenomenon.
Published by John Wiley & Sons on 09/15/2008
Book details: 226 pages.
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