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Integrated Mental Health Care

Integrated Mental Health Care
A Comprehensive, Community-Based Approach

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Part of Studies in Social and Community Psychiatry

  • Date Published: April 1995
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521499729

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About the Authors
  • This challenging book describes a new approach to the provision of mental health service to a community. Taking as their theoretical basis the vulnerability-stress model of mental illness, the authors place their findings and recommendations in the wider context of mental health care provision, and draw widely on international research in this field. They insist on a rigorous approach to the provision and evaluation of care, and use telling case studies to reveal the benefits as well as some of the difficulties that may be experienced. The practical, problem-solving and cost effective approach described in this book will be of the greatest interest to health care professionals in whatever treatment setting they may be working.

    • Takes a new and practical approach to the problem of delivering effective mental health care within a community setting
    • Draws on international research in the field, to give a broad perspective of the problems and issues and effective solutions
    • Community-based care is an increasingly popular and preferred approach to the rehabilitation and treatment of the mentally ill
    • A new practical and cost-effective approach
    • Challenging ideas
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    Reviews & endorsements

    "...a valuable introduction to comprehensive community care for primary physicians and community care administrators...or faculty who teach in the mental health disciplines." Hospital and Community Psychiatry Studies in Social and Community Psychiatry

    "...written in a coherent way by people who obviously have 'hands on' experience of the development and practice of community psychiatry...junior doctors and community based staff will find the descriptions of clinical interventions such as working with the families of mentally ill people and the case examples useful guidelines to good practice. Professionals,,,will also find the sections on models of service, assessment schedules for individual clients and service evaluation procedures to be sensible introductions to these topics...likely to have appeal to most mental health professionals." Jan Scott, The Psychiatric Bulletin

    "...a good focused summary of the available research....offers insightful descriptions of the enhancements this Project has added to typical community-based mental health services." Ray Carlson, Social Work in Health Care

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    Product details

    • Date Published: April 1995
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521499729
    • length: 356 pages
    • dimensions: 229 x 152 x 20 mm
    • weight: 0.52kg
    • contains: 40 b/w illus. 24 tables
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    1. Introduction: who needs community-based care?
    2. Community management of mental disorders: integrating patients, carers and primary health care with specialist mental health services
    3. Effective therapeutic strategies
    4. Early detection of major mental disorders
    5. Problem-based assessment of functioning
    6. Crisis intervention and intensive care for acute episodes: creating an asylum at home
    7. Prevention of recurrent disorders
    8. Integrated clinical management of the long-term disabled
    9. Assessment of benefits and costs of the service to the community
    10. Conclusions and future directions.

  • Authors

    Ian R. H. Falloon, University of Auckland

    Grainne Fadden

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