Models for Mental Disorder

Models for Mental Disorder

by Peter Tyrer
     
 

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Models for Mental Disorder, first published in 1987, anticipated the move towards integration of psychiatric services into multidisciplinary teams (doctor, psychologist, nurse, social worker, etc) and the need to bring together the different philosophies of mental illness.  Peter Tyrer  has identified four different models of mental disorder that

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Models for Mental Disorder, first published in 1987, anticipated the move towards integration of psychiatric services into multidisciplinary teams (doctor, psychologist, nurse, social worker, etc) and the need to bring together the different philosophies of mental illness.  Peter Tyrer  has identified four different models of mental disorder that are relevant to clinical practice: the disease, psychodynamic, cognitive-behavioural and social models.  Each model is described and reviewed, with reference to case studies and illustrations, to show how it relates to mental health disorders and can be used to interpret and manage these disorders.

The book has been widely read and is often used for training purposes so that each professional can understand and appreciate that differences in viewpoint are often a consequence of one or more models being used in a different way rather than a fundamental schism in approach.

Since the fourth edition was published in 2005, the disciplines of mental health have moved even closer together with the growth of assertive outreach and more integrated community teams. This, combined with the greater awareness of mental health among users of services, which leads to more penetrating and informed questions at interviews with professionals, has emphasised the need for a wider understanding of these models.

Table of contents:

Chapter 1         Introduction
Chapter 2         The Disease Model
Chapter 3         The Psychodynamic Model
Chapter 4         The Cognitive-Behavioural Model
Chapter 5         The Social Model
Chapter 6         Working Models in Practice
Appendix 1      Teaching Exercise: Teaching the Models

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781118540527
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
09/15/2013
Pages:
204
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.50(d)

Meet the Author

Peter Tyrer is Professor of Community Psychiatry and Head of Department of Psychological Medicine, Imperial College Faculty of Medicine and has a specialist interest in Personality Disorders. In addition to his clinical and academic work he lectures widely in Europe and has run clinical trials on the use of benzodiazepines in depression with particular attention to patients with personality disorders. He is currently Editor of the British Journal of Psychiatry, the most prestigious psychiatry journal in Europe.

Derek Steinberg is now retired after a career as a consultant psychiatrist in the NHS.

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