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Textbook of Integrative Mental Health Care

Textbook of Integrative Mental Health Care

by James Lake
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An integrative approach to modern mental healthcare

Textbook of Integrative Mental Health Care is the first book to present a comprehensive framework of conceptual information and clinical guidelines for the integrative assessment and treatment of common mental illnesses.

Complete coverage of the conceptual foundations of integrative mental health care allows the practitioner to gain a firm understanding of the philosophy and clinical methodology of integrative medicine. The textbook also describes evidence-based paradigms that enable the practitioner to develop assessment techniques and individualized treatment plans that address the unique needs of each patient.


  • Extensive evidence tables summarize assessment and treatment approaches
  • Easy-to-follow algorithms guide the practitioner step-by-step from initial assessment to treatment planning
  • Case vignettes describe intake, assessment and initial formulation, treatment plan, and follow-up

This textbook will help psychiatrists, psychologists, and mental health care professionals develop safe and effective integrative approaches for the evaluation and treatment of emotional and mental problems.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9783131366719
Publisher: Thieme Medical Publishers, Incorporated
Publication date: 08/28/2006
Pages: 400
Product dimensions: 8.60(w) x 11.20(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

Clinical Assistant Professor, Dept. of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Stanford University Hospital; Chairperson, American Psychiatric Association Caucus on Complementary, Alternative and Integrative Approaches in Mental Healthcare; Board-certified Psychiatrist in Private Practice, Monterey, CA, USA

Table of Contents

Ch.1: The Book in Overview
Part I: Foundations of Integrative Mental Health Care
Ch.2: The Evolution Of Integrative Medicine And Implications For Mental Health Care
Ch.3: Philosophical Problems
Ch.4: Paradigms In Medicine, Psychiatry And Integrative Medicine
Ch.5: Foundations Of Clinical Methodology In Integrative Medicine
Ch.6: History-Taking, Assessment And Formulation In Integrative Mental Health Care
Ch.7: Starting And Maintaining Integrative Treatment In Mental Health Care
Part II: Integrative Approaches to Evaluation and Treatment of Mental and Emotional Symptoms
Ch.8: Introduction To Part II: Symptom-Focused Integrative Mental Health Care
Ch.9: Depressed Mood
Ch.10: The Integrative Management Of Mania And Cyclic Mood Changes
Ch.11: Anxiety
Ch.12: Psychosis
Ch.13: Dementia and Mild Cognitive Impairment
Ch.14: Substance abuse and dependence
Ch.15: Disturbances of Sleep and Wakefulness
Appendix A
Appendix B

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