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A Clinician's Brief Guide to the Mental Health Act
This is a 'how to' book guiding clinicians through the mental health legislation that they need in their daily practice. It includes practical advice on detaining and treating patients, civil and court detentions, community treatment orders, consent to treatment and giving written and oral evidence for Mental Health Tribunals.
Author: Tony Zigmond
Published by RCPsych Publications on 08/17/2019
Book details: 120 pages.

Special Committee on Mental Health Parity Report to the Legislature
Book details: 22 pages.

Community Mental Health
The newest edition of Community Mental Health continues to be at the leading edge of the field, providing the most up-to-date research and treatment models that encompass practice in community settings. Experts from a wide range of fields explore the major trends, best practices, and policy issues shaping community mental health services today. New sections address the role of spirituality, veterans and the military, family treatment, and emerging new movements. An expanded view of recovery ensures that a thorough conversation about intersectionality and identity runs throughout the book.
Published by Taylor & Francis on 07/06/2017
Book details: 358 pages.

The Environment and Mental Health
Written for psychiatrists and other clinicians, this book focus on the positve/negative effects of the non-social envi. factors that effect us on a regular basis, and stresses the importance of environmental psychiatry as a new field of study.
Published by Psychology Press on 08/17/1998
Book details: 233 pages.

International Perspectives on Mental Health
This is a unique collection of authoritative briefings from over 85 countries around the world. Each chapter covers demographics, mental health resources, undergraduate education, postgraduate training in psychiatry, research activities, mental health legislation, policy and development strategies within the chosen country. Each chapter is written by experienced senior practitioners who have intimate knowledge of all aspects of psychiatry, including workforce, policy and delivery models. They offer a wealth of information as well as critical examination and evaluation of service development. The chapters were originally commissioned, reviewed and edited prior to publication in the College's journal International Psychiatry. There is a growing recognition of the cultural aspects of psychiatric practice in different regions, and in today's globalised society many health professionals have interests that cross geographical boundaries. This is the first book of its kind that will meet the needs of this diverse group of readers.
Author: Hamid Ghodse
Published by RCPsych Publications on 08/17/2019
Book details: 494 pages.

Mental Health Services and Vulnerable Populations
Articles on: assessing the need, use, and develop. in mental health/substance abuse care; the drug abuse treat. gap: trends in Medicare Pt. B mental health utilization and expend.; provider specialty choice among Medicare beneficiaries treat. for psychiatric disorders; a resident-based reimburse. system for intermed. care facilities for the mentally retarded; expend. for mental health serv. in the Utah Prepaid Mental Health Plan; cost shifting in a mental health carve-out for the AFDC pop.; solutions for adverse selection in behavioral health care; health insur. coverage at midlife; and extending Medicaid to child. through school-based HMO coverage.
Published by DIANE Publishing on 06/01/1998
Book details: 175 pages.

Mental Health Assessments
Written with the help of sufferers and carers to give a consumer's perspective of how the mental health services react when a person becomes mentally ill. The book focuses on the problems that can arise when someone undergoes a formal assessment for compulsory admission to hospital and examines what can go wrong with the assessment process.
Author: Gwen Howe
Published by Jessica Kingsley Publishers on 08/17/1998
Book details: 152 pages.

Mind Fixers: Psychiatry's Troubled Search for the Biology of Mental Illness
Mind Fixers tells the history of psychiatry’s quest to understand the biological basis of mental illness and asks where we need to go from here. In Mind Fixers, Anne Harrington, author of The Cure Within, explores psychiatry’s repeatedly frustrated struggle to understand mental disorder in biomedical terms. She shows how the stalling of early twentieth century efforts in this direction allowed Freudians and social scientists to insist, with some justification, that they had better ways of analyzing and fixing minds. But when the Freudians overreached, they drove psychiatry into a state of crisis that a new “biological revolution” was meant to alleviate. Harrington shows how little that biological revolution had to do with breakthroughs in science, and why the field has fallen into a state of crisis in our own time. Mind Fixers makes clear that psychiatry’s waxing and waning biological enthusiasms have been shaped not just by developments in the clinic and lab, but also by a surprising range of social factors, including immigration, warfare, grassroots activism, and assumptions about race and gender. Government programs designed to empty the state mental hospitals, acrid rivalries between different factions in the field, industry profit mongering, consumerism, and an uncritical media have all contributed to the story as well. In focusing particularly on the search for the biological roots of schizophrenia, depression, and bipolar disorder, Harrington underscores the high human stakes for the millions of people who have sought medical answers for their mental suffering. This is not just a story about doctors and scientists, but about countless ordinary people and their loved ones. A clear-eyed, evenhanded, and yet passionate tour de force, Mind Fixers recounts the past and present struggle to make mental illness a biological problem in order to lay the groundwork for creating a better future, both for those who suffer and for those whose job it is to care for them.
Published by W. W. Norton & Company on 04/16/2019
Book details: 384 pages.

Strengthening mental health in the Nordic countries - suggestions for initiatives for promotion of the exchange of knowledge and experience
Published by Nordic Council of Ministers on 08/17/2019
Book details: 23 pages.

Mental Health Parity Act
To address the discrepancies in coverage between mental & other illnesses, Congress passed the Mental Health Parity Act of 1996. It prohibits employers from imposing annual or lifetime dollar limits on mental health coverage that are more restrictive than those imposed on medical & surgical coverage. In preparation for the law's Sept. 30, 2001 sunset & possible reauthorization, this report discusses: the extent to which employers comply with the law & how they have revised their health plans; the law's effect on claims costs; & the steps Federal agencies have taken to ensure compliance with the law. Charts & tables.
Author: John Dicken
Published by DIANE Publishing on 08/01/2000
Book details: 64 pages.
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