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Understanding Troubled Minds: A Guide to Mental Illness and Its Treatment

Understanding Troubled Minds: A Guide to Mental Illness and Its Treatment

by Sidney Bloch, Bruce Singh


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780522846423
Publisher: Melbourne University Publishing
Publication date: 07/28/1997
Pages: 333
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

Sidney Bloch is Associate Professor and Reader in Psychiatry at the University of Melbourne and Senior Psychiatrist at St Vincent's Hospital. He is the author of numerous books dealing with psychotherapy, ethics, and the family.

Bruce S. Singh is Cato Professor and Head of the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Melbourne, and Clinical Director of Psychiatry of the Western Health Care Network, Melbourne.

Table of Contents

Illustrations vii

Preface viii

Acknowledgements xi

1 The History of Psychiatry 1

2 Making Sense of a Life 12

3 Defining and Classifying Mental Illnesses 25

4 The Psychiatrist at Work 35

5 Stress, Crisis and Coping 53

6 The Spectrum of Anxiety 64

7 The Highs and Lows of Mood 83

8 The Mind Talking through the Body 102

9 Eating Disorders 116

10 Disturbances of Personality 124

11 The Psychoses 143

12 Alcohol and Drug Abuse 163

13 Gender Identity and Sexual Disorders 181

14 Children and Adolescents 192

15 Women 219

16 The Elderly 234

17 Suicide and Deliberate Self-harm 255

18 Drugs and Other Physical Treatments 273

19 The Psychotherapies 288

20 Promoting Mental Health 322

21 An Ethical Dimension 344

A Select Guide to Further Reading 356

Index 360

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