The Approved Mental Health Professional's Guide to Psychiatry and Medication

The Approved Mental Health Professional's Guide to Psychiatry and Medication

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ISBN-13: 9781844453047
Publisher: Learning Matters
Publication date: 08/10/2009
Pages: 144
Product dimensions: 6.70(w) x 9.60(h) x 0.30(d)

About the Author

Robert Brown is a social worker and a Director of Edge Training and Consultancy Ltd. He provides refresher training for AMHPs and helps to train Section 12 Approved Doctors and Approved Clinicians in South West England and Wales. He provides consultation and supervision services to Cornwall, Guernsey, Hampshire, Jersey and Reading. Rob has published widely in the field of mental health and mental capacity law; co-authoring The Mental Health Capacity Act 2005: a Guide to Practice as well as Mental Health Law in England and Wales. He was a Mental Health Act Commissioner from 1992-2010. Prior to that, Rob worked as a Mental Health Welfare Officer and then an Approved Social Worker with Hampshire County Council. He has been a lecturer at Southampton University, Stirling University and Croydon College. Rob is a Visiting Fellow at Bournemouth University and was a finalist in the British Social Work Awards 2013, Lifetime Achievement category.



Gwen Adshead is a Consultant Psychiatrist at Broadmoor Hospital and lectures at St George’s Hospital in London.

Alan Pollard is Chief Pharmacist at the Worcestershire Mental Health Partnership NHS Trust and teaches on ASW courses.

Table of Contents

The importance of psychiatry and medication for AMHPs
Psychiatrists: training and how they practise
An overview of psychiatry and classification
Psychotic disorders
Neurotic disorders, substance abuse and personality disorders
Forensic psychiatry
Psychiatry of old age
Psychiatry and risk assessment
Patients as parents
Child and adolescent psychiatry
Treatment issues in psychiatry
Classification of medication in psychiatry
Anti-depressants and mood stabilisers
Anti-psychotics
Anxiolytics, sedative/hypnotics, substance abuse
Older adults, children, unlicensed drugs
The law and psychiatric treatment
Treatment under the Mental Health Act

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