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Mental Illness at Work: A manager's guide to identifying, managing and preventing psychological problems in the workplace

Mental Illness at Work: A manager's guide to identifying, managing and preventing psychological problems in the workplace

by M. Race, A. Furnham


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It is argued that the incidence of mental illness in the workplace is more common than many realize, ranging from stress to schizophrenia. In this book leading psychologists Adrian Furnham and Mary-Clare Race explore the psychiatric classification of illness and how symptoms can be identified to help develop mental health literate organizations.

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ISBN-13: 9781349444779
Publisher: Springer Nature B.V.
Publication date: 06/27/2014
Pages: 260
Product dimensions: 6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.55(d)

About the Author

Mary-Clare Race is Associate Director at ARUP where she leads a team who consult on enhancing human behaviour in the workplace. She is an Organizational Psychologist with significant experience gained internationally in a range of public and private sector companies and specializes in the area of Leadership Development and Change Management. Clients include the NHS, Heathrow Airport, Network Rail and Siemens. Mary-Clare is in the final stages of a PhD at University College London on the topic of dysfunctional leadership behaviour. She is a member of the British Psychological Society Division of Occupational Psychology and The Association of Business Psychologists and was a keynote speaker at the Airport Leadership and Change Management Forum in 2012.

Adrian Furnham is Professor of Psychology at University College, London, UK, and Adjunct Professor at the Norwegian School of Management. He is the author of over 800 journal articles and more than 60 books, including several successful management books and has been recognized as one of the most productive psychologists in the world. He is a leading expert on the application of psychology to leadership, management and work and employment related areas including recruitment, team building, etc. He acts as a consultant to a number of multinational corporations and organizations and is a frequent speaker at conferences and events. He has written regular columns for the Sunday Times, Financial Times< and Daily Telegraph and frequently speaks on television and radio. He is a very well-known and respected writer and recently was awarded the Academic Contribution to Practice Award of the British Psychological Society.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction 2. The Basics 3. Identification 4. Sector Specific Illnesses 5. Illness at the Top: the Paradox of Illness 6. Work Induced Mental Illness 7. Coping with Illness 8. Educating the Workforce 9. Creating a Healthy Environment 10. Conclusion

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