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Integrated Mental Health Care

Integrated Mental Health Care
A Comprehensive, Community-Based Approach


Part of Studies in Social and Community Psychiatry

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

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  • This challenging book is based on the experience of the pioneering Buckingham project, a comprehensive mental health service focusing on primary care, and describes a new approach to the provision of mental health service to a community. Using 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 and cost effective approach described 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

    'An important and, in many ways, an original book. The model of care is compelling; the goals and strategies enunciate in a kind of pristine form the aspirations of many. There are plenty of ideas which stimulate and challenge … I gained much from reading this book, and recommend it.' Journal of Psychological Medicine

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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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