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What is the best way to provide mental health care within the community? How can these services be provided in a way that is easy to access and offer treatments that really work? Community mental health care has evolved as a discipline over the past 50 years, and within the past 20 years, there have been major developments across the world. The Oxford Textbook of Community Mental Health is the most comprehensive and authoritative review published in the field. It looks at how the field has evolved, the current approaches, and combines traditional concepts, such as community-based interventions and an epidemiological perspective, with newer concepts, such as recovery philosophy, evidence-based practices, and implementation fidelity, which have shaped the field over the past decade. Like community mental health care itself, the book is multidisciplinary and pluralistic. Thoughout, it addresses controversies and also emphasizes areas of convergence, where social values, medical science, and policy forces agree on specific directions. The book will be an essential reference source for both trainee and qualified psychologists and psychiatrists involved in community mental health, as well as healthcare professionals and students, mental health service planners and commissioners, service user and carer groups Features A comprehensive, authoritative, and international textbook of community mental health, that will be valuable for anyone working in the field of mental health Community mental health services have expanded considerably in the past decades, with many more working within this field. The book covers the latest developments such as evidence-based practice and recovery approaches

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Reviewer: Aaron Plattner, MD (Pine Rest Christian Mental Health Services)
Description: This comprehensive review examines the broad area of community mental health.
Purpose: With the changing role of community mental health since its inception over 50 years ago, the editors discuss its history and evolution, the impact of community mental health, and how to best provide care in this setting. There is a growing need in this area of psychiatry and the editors reach their goals.
Audience: They identify the intended audience as "both trainee and qualified psychologists and psychiatrists involved in community mental health as well as healthcare professionals and students, mental health services planners and commissioners, service users and carer groups." While all of these groups could benefit from the book, likely those involved in community mental health on a long-term basis would best be able to use it. The editors chose well-qualified authors to write the chapters.
Features: The book's 10 sections include a short introduction, origins of community psychiatry, need for this field, various components of community psychiatry, ethical and legal aspects, the realities of the stigma and discrimination of mental illness, the impact and role of policies and funding issues, examination of the evidence-based research in community psychiatry, methods for evaluating the care that is being offered, and considerations of the future. Each chapter is broken down with subheadings, contains various helpful illustrations, and concludes with a summary and references. A very helpful index provides access to the vast amount of information.
Assessment: This sets the standard for future books in this area. Several chapters covered areas in which I had little knowledge, and they did a good job of presenting the information. However, readers not directly involved in community psychiatry will find several sections that are not very applicable to their area of psychiatry. Future editions will be needed when the DSM-V is produced and to reflect ever-changing government policies.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780199565498
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • Publication date: 12/1/2011
  • Pages: 520
  • Product dimensions: 8.80 (w) x 11.10 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author

Robert E. Drake is the Andrew Thomson Professor of Psychiatry and Community and Family Medicine at Dartmouth Medical School and the Director of the Dartmouth Psychiatric Research Center. He was educated at Princeton, Duke, and Harvard Universities; he has been at Dartmouth for over 26 years. He continues to work actively as a community mental health doctor. He supervises a large number of students, post-doctoral trainees, and junior faculty. His research focuses on people with serious mental illnesses and services that help their recovery, primarily in the areas of co-occurring disorders, vocational rehabilitation, health services research, and evidence-based practices. Current projects include developing and studying electronic decision support systems to enhance communications and shared decision making between clients and clinicians and randomized controlled trials of services for clients with first psychotic episodes and for clients with co-occurring substance use disorders.

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Table of Contents

1. Introduction to community mental health?, Bob Drake, George Szmukler, Kim Mueser & Graham Thornicroft
Origins of 'community psychiatry'
2. Historical changes in mental health practice, Nikolas Rose
3. Mental health policy in modern America, Gerald Grob
4. Recovery as an integrative paradigm in mental health, Mike Slade & Larry Davidson
Needs: perspectives and assessment
5. Mental illnesses at the population level, Peter Jones, Glyn H. Lewis, Hollie V. Thomas & Mary Cannon
6. Treated and untreated prevalence of mental disorder, Philip Wang
7. The global burden of mental disorder, Martin Prince
8. Expertise from experience: mental health recovery and wellness, Peggy Swarbrick
9. Measuring the needs of people with mental illness, Mike Slade, Graham Thornicroft & Michele Tansella
10. Mental health, ethnicity and cultural diversity: evidence and challenges, Craig Morgan
11. Responding to migration and upheaval, Richard F. Mollica & Maya Semrau
Service components
12. Organising the range of community mental health services, Graham Thornicroft,, Michele Tansella & Robert E, Drake
13. Crisis and emergency services, Sonia Johnson, Jonathan Totman & Lorna Hobbs
14. Early interventions for people with psychotic disorders, Paddy Power & Pat McGorry
15. Case management and assertive community treatment, Helen Killaspy & Alan Rosen
16. Psychiatric out-patient clinics, Thomas Becker & Markus Koesters
17. Day hospital and partial hospitalisation programmes, Aart Schene
18. Individual placement and support: the evidence-based practice of supported employment, Deborah R. Becker, Gary R. Bond,& Robert E. Drake
19. In-patient treatment, Frank Holloway & Lloyd I. Sederer
20. Residential care, Geoff Shepherd & Rob Macpherson
21. Programmes to support family members and caregivers, Amy L. Drapalski & Lisa B. Dixon
22. Medication management, Jonathan Shaywitz & Stephen Marder
23. Managing co-occurring physical disorders in mental heath care, Delia Cimpean
24. Self-management programmes, Kim Mueser and Susan Gingerich
Ethical and legal aspects
25. Ethical framework for community mental health, Abraham Rudnick, Cheryl Forchuk & George Szmulker
26. International human rights and community mental health, Oliver Lewis and Peter Bartlett
27. Treatment pressures, coercion and compulsion, George Szmukler & Paul Appelbaum
Stigma and discrimination
28. Public knowledge and awareness about mental illnesses, Tony Jorm
29. Public attitudes towards people with mental illness, Bruce Link, Matthias Angermeyer & Jo Phelan
30. Reducing stigma and discriminatory behaviour, Graham Thornicroft & Nisha Mehta
Policies and the funding
31. Shaping national mental health policies, Harvey Whiteford
32. Using information and evidence to improve mental health care, Michelle Funk, Jodi Morris & Shekhar Saxena
33. Funding mental health services, Daniel Chisholm & Martin Knapp
Assessing the evidence for effectiveness
34. Research designs and evaluating treatment interventions, Peter Tyrer
35. Qualitative research methods in mental health, Rob Whitley
36. Understanding and using systematic literature reviews, Andrea Cipriani & Corrado Barbui
37. Developing Evidence-Based Mental Health Practices, Kim T. Mueser & Robert E. Drake
38. Mental health services in low and middle income countries, R. Srinivasa Murthy
Methods for insuring that effective care is provided
39. Producing guidelines, protocols and toolkits, Troy A. Moore, Alexander L. Miller & Elizabeth Kuipers
40. Implementing guidelines, Amy Cheung, Paula Whitty, Martin P. Eccles & Jeremy Grimshaw
41. Overcoming impediments to community mental health in low and middle income countries, Benedetto Saraceno, Mark van Ommeren & Rajaie Batniji
42. The challenge of integrated care at the programme level, William C. Torrey & Mary F. Brunette
Looking to the Future
43. Summing up: community mental health in the future, Graham Thornicroft, Robert E. Drake, Kim T. Mueser & George Szmukler

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