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The ''I'' of the Storm: Understanding the Suicidal Mind
by David Lester - De Gruyter Open Ltd , 2015
This book examines the diaries from eight individuals who killed themselves. Using both qualitative analyses and quantitative analyses, Lester uncovers the unique thoughts and feelings that led these individuals to take their own lives.
Mental Disorders and Genetics: Bridging the Gap Between Research and Society
- U.S. Government Printing Office , 1994
Technological advances in genetics drive the search for mental disorder genes. Although the research results have been complicated, some important discoveries have emerged. Researchers have identified genes associated with A1zheimer's disease ...
A History of Self-Harm in Britain: A Genealogy of Cutting and Overdosing
by Chris Millard - Palgrave Macmillan , 2015
This book charts the rise and fall of various self-harming behaviours in twentieth-century Britain. It puts self-cutting and overdosing into historical perspective, linking them to the huge changes that occur in mental and physical healthcare ...
Dementia guide for Carers and Care Providers
by Mark Barratt - Smashwords , 2016
This guide offers practical information for anyone caring for a person with dementia, and was developed in collaboration with healthcare professionals, educators and carers. It aims to support an understanding of the progressive nature of dementia.
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
- National Institute of Mental Health , 2014
PTSD is an anxiety disorder that some people get after seeing or living through a dangerous event. When in danger, it's natural to feel afraid. This fear triggers many split-second changes in the body. In PTSD, this reaction is changed or damaged ...
Depression in Children and Young People
- British Psychological Society , 2005
The guideline has been developed to advise on the identification and management of depression in children and young people in primary, community and secondary care. The guidelines are developed by a multidisciplinary team of healthcare professionals.
Psychosis and Schizophrenia in Adults: Treatment and Management
- National Collaborating Centre for Mental Health , 2014
This guideline has been developed to advise on the treatment and management of psychosis and schizophrenia in adults. The recommendations have been developed by a team of healthcare professionals after consideration of the best available evidence.
Risk Factors For Suicide
- National Academies Press , 2001
Thoughts of suicide can be abundant and frequent for some. These thoughts easily disrupt the lives of not only the suicidal person but the world around said person. It may, however, be possible to tell someone is suicidal before it's too late.
Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder: The Old and the New Problems
by Vladimir Kalinin (ed.) - InTech , 2014
In this book some modern data on pathogenesis, phenomenology and treatment of OCD are presented. Besides, the data on co-morbidity of OCD with other psychiatric disorders are also included. Intended for psychiatrists, psychologists and neurologists.
Meditation Programs for Psychological Stress and Well-Being
by Madhav Goyal, et al. - Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality , 2014
Meditation, a mind-body method, employs a variety of techniques designed to facilitate the mind's capacity to affect bodily function and symptoms. We aimed to determine the efficacy and safety of meditation programs on stress-related outcomes.
- Wikipedia , 2013
Bipolar disorder is a mental illness classified by psychiatry as a mood disorder. Individuals with bipolar disorder experience episodes of an elevated or agitated mood known as mania alternating with episodes of depression.
Guidelines for the Management of Conditions Specifically Related to Stress
- World Health Organization , 2013
This book provides management strategies for conditions specifically related to stress, including symptoms of acute stress, post-traumatic stress disorder and bereavement. The guidelines were developed by an independent Guidelines Development Group.
Pharmacological Treatment of Mental Disorders in Primary Health Care
- World Health Organization , 2009
This manual provides simple, adequate and evidence-based information to health care professionals in primary health care especially in low- and middle-income countries to be able to provide pharmacological treatment to persons with mental disorders.
Psychological and Pharmacological Treatments for Adults With Posttraumatic Stress Disorder
by Daniel E Jonas et al. - Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality , 2013
The aim was to assess efficacy, comparative effectiveness, and harms of psychological and pharmacological treatments for adults with posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Several treatments have at least moderate SOE supporting their efficacy...
Self-Harm: Longer-Term Management
- British Psychological Society , 2012
This is the first NICE guideline on the longer-term management of both single and recurrent episodes of self-harm. The focus is to improve the longer-term care of people who self-harm after initial treatment of the injury or poisoning.
by Hugo Münsterberg - Moffat, Yard and Co. , 1909
I want to counteract the misunderstandings which overflood the whole field, especially by the mixing of mental and moral influence. I want to strengthen the public feeling that the time has come when every physician should study psychology.
Family Involved Psychosocial Treatments for Adult Mental Health Conditions
by Laura Meis, et al. - Department of Veterans Affairs , 2012
We conducted a systematic review of the published evidence evaluating if (and which) family involved treatments improve patient outcomes (i.e., efficacy) and if (and which) family involved treatments are superior to alternative interventions.
The Patient's Guide to Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and Fibromyalgia
by Bruce F. Campbell - CSH Press , 2006
The book contains practical strategies you can use to take charge of your condition. Includes information on treatment options and techniques for controlling stress, managing emotions, exercising safely, building support and more.
- British Psychological Society , 2004
This guideline has been developed to advise on the treatment of the eating disorders anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa and related conditions. The recommendations have been developed by a multidisciplinary group of health care professionals.
Beyond Belief: Alternative Ways of Working with Delusions, Obsessions and Unusual Experiences
by Tamasin Knight - Peter Lehmann Publishing , 2009
The book explores ways of helping people who have unusual beliefs. These are beliefs that may be called delusions, obsessions, or another kind of psychopathology. Extremely helpful to service users and as the inspiration for a self help group.
Effects of Antidepressants
by Ru-Band Lu (ed.) - InTech , 2012
Antidepressants are one of the most investigated medications. Having greater knowledge of psychopharmacology could help us to gain more understanding of treatments. This book will help beginners interested in this field to understand depression.
Common Mental Health Disorders
- British Psychological Society , 2011
This guideline covers the identification and pathways to care for adults with common mental health disorders, specifically depression, generalised anxiety disorder, panic disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder and post-traumatic stress disorder.
Schizophrenia in the 21st Century
by T.H.J. Burne - InTech , 2012
Schizophrenia is a poorly understood but very disabling group of brain disorders. This volume covers various current options for therapy, clinical research into cognitive symptoms of schizophrenia and preclinical research in animal models.
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
- British Psychological Society , 2009
This guideline has been developed to advise on the treatment and management of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. The guideline recommendations were developed by a multidisciplinary team of healthcare professionals, service users and carers.
Delirium: Diagnosis, Prevention and Management
- Royal College of Physicians , 2010
This guideline addresses: risk factors to identify people at risk of developing delirium; diagnosis of delirium in acute, critical and long-term care; pharmacological and non-pharmacological interventions for reducing the incidence of delirium; etc.
Military Psychiatry: Preparing in Peace for War
by Franklin D. Jones, et al. - Borden Institute , 1994
A series of articles with a strong research base. Topics include addressing burnout, ethical issues, consultation to command, psychiatric aspects of disease in service members, training program guidelines, terrorism, hostage negotiation, etc.
Complementary and Alternative Medicine Treatments in Psychiatry
by D. Stradford, G. Vickar, C. Berger, H. Cass - Flying Publisher , 2012
The book gives the practitioner a solid introduction into the philosophy behind CAM approaches as well as a broad array of evidence-based CAM therapies that are increasingly finding their way into patient treatment plans with positive results.
Depression in Adults with a Chronic Physical Health Problem
- British Psychological Society , 2010
Sets out clear recommendations for healthcare staff (based on the best available evidence) on how to diagnose and manage adults with a chronic physical health problem who have depression, in order to significantly improve their treatment and care.
Borderline Personality Disorder: Treatment and Management
- British Psychological Society , 2009
This guideline, commissioned by NICE and developed by the National Collaborating Centre for Mental Health, sets out clear, evidence- and consensus-based recommendations for healthcare staff on how to treat and manage borderline personality disorder.
Antenatal and Postnatal Mental Health
- National Collaborating Centre for Mental Health , 2007
The guideline will be useful to clinicians in providing high-quality care for women with antenatal and postnatal mental health problems while also emphasising the importance of the experience of care for women and their families and carers.
Elements of Clinical Psychology
by William Flexner - Sarup & Sons , 2004
How human beings behave in different situations, is known by the clinical method. The study of pharmaceuticals is applied to psychology and a very objective and methodical investigation is made and a clinical remedy is applied to the patient.
Mental Health: Culture, Race, and Ethnicity
- U.S. Public Health Service , 2001
This book documents the existence of striking disparities for minorities in mental health services and underlying knowledge base. Racial and ethnic minorities have less access to mental health services. They are less likely to receive needed care.
Mental Health: A Report of the Surgeon General
by Howard H. Goldman, at al. - Diane Pub Co , 2000
This report recognizes the inextricably intertwined relationship between our mental health and our physical health and well-being. The report emphasizes that mental health and mental illnesses are important concerns at all ages.
Neuropsychopharmacology: 5th Generation of Progress
by Kenneth L Davis, at al. - Lippincott Williams & Wilkins , 2002
This book establishes a critical bridge connecting new discoveries in molecular and cellular biology, genetics, and neuroimaging with the etiology, diagnosis, and treatment of the full spectrum of neuropsychiatric disorders.
Women and Depression: Discovering Hope
- NIMH , 2009
Depression is a common illness, and most who have it need treatment to get better. When a woman has a depressive disorder, it interferes with daily life, and causes pain for both the woman with the disorder and those who care about her.
- NIMH , 2009
Schizophrenia is a chronic, severe, and disabling brain disorder that has affected people throughout history. Researchers are developing more effective medications and using new research tools to understand the causes of schizophrenia.
Instinct And The Unconscious
by William H. R. Rivers - York University , 1920
This book was originally published in 1920. The general aim of the book is to put into a biological setting the system of psycho-therapy which came to be generally adopted in Great Britain in the treatment of the psycho-neuroses of war.
Hysteria Beyond Freud
by Sander L. Gilman, at al. - University of California Press , 1993
An absorbing, erudite reevaluation of the history of hysteria. The widely respected authors draw upon the insights of the social and cultural history, to examine the ways in which hysteria has been conceived from antiquity to the twentieth century.
Hypochondria: Woeful Imaginings
by Susan Baur - University of California Press , 1989
In this book the author examines this wide-spread malady through the prism of multiple disciplines: anthropology, sociology, psychology, and medicine, demonstrating that both symptoms and treatment express cultural and social biases.
Hypericum for Depression
by Peter Bongiorno, Pina LoGiudice - Natural Medicine Journal , 2010
St. John's wort (Hypericum perforatum) is a well studied botanical medicine. This review focuses on the latest research and supports the use of hypericum preparations in mild to moderate depression and suggests it may be a favorable alternative ...
Invisible Wounds of War
by Terri Tanielian - RAND Corporation , 2008
This monograph focuses on post-traumatic stress disorder, major depression, and traumatic brain injury. Unlike the physical wounds of war, these conditions are often invisible to the eye, remaining invisible to society in general.
Download Of Psychiatry
by Saxby Pridmore - University of Tasmania , 2006
The DOP (Download Of Psychiatry) is freely accessible information about mental disorders and psychiatry, at about medical student level. It can be used as an alternative textbook, and may be of interest to a wider audience.
War Psychiatry (Textbooks of Military Medicine)
by Franklin D. Jones, at al. - Borden Institute , 1995
This volume addresses the delivery of mental health services during wartime, discusses the concept of combat stress reaction, the delivery of mental health care on the various battlefields, and the psychological consequences of modern combat.