Common Mental Disorders in Primary Care: Essays in Honour of Professor Sir David Goldberg

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Common Mental Disorders in Primary Care provides a thorough overview of the diagnosis, treatment and management of the most common mental disorders encountered in primary care. In this book, published to mark the retirement of Professor Sir David Goldberg, distinguished contributors bring together clinical and research work drawn from psychiatry, medicine, psychology, social work and sociology, covering such topics as:
* the biological basis of common mental disorders
* disability and depression in primary care
* the limits of mental health care in general medical clinics
* improving the management of mental disorders in the elderly
* training the whole primary care team.
Common Mental Disorders in Primary Care provides an authoritative review of the subject for professionals working in the area of primary care.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780415205726
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 11/28/1999
  • Pages: 272
  • Product dimensions: 6.30 (w) x 9.30 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Table of Contents

List of illustrations
List of contributors
Foreword 1 The contribution of David Goldberg: A British perspective
Foreword 2 The contribution of David Goldberg: An overseas perspective
Pt. I The nature of the problem 1
1 Epidemiology of mental disorders in the community and primary care 3
2 Making sense of Serotonin 5HT and its role in common psychopathology 17
3 On vulnerability to common mental disorders. An evidence-based plea for a developmental perspective 34
4 Disability and psychological illness in primary care 52
Pt. II Teamwork in primary care 65
5 Mental health services in rural Pakistan 67
6 Needs for social care in primary care 81
7 Future role of the nurse in primary mental health care 92
Pt. III Improving management 103
8 The contribution of psychiatrists to management in primary care 105
9 Improving management of depression by primary care physicians 116
10 Old age mental disorders in primary care 129
11 Clinical practice guidelines for the diagnosis and management of common mental disorders in primary care 143
12 Computerised assessments for psychiatric disorders 156
Pt. IV Training in mental health skills in primary care 169
13 A course in mental health skills for general practitioners in Manchester 171
14 The education of general practitioners in the management of mental disorders 183
15 Training the whole primary care team 194
Pt. V The interface between primary care and specialist mental health services 209
16 The limits of mental health care in general medical services 211
17 Co-ordinating primary care with community mental health services 222
Index 236
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