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Title Mental health in Australia : collaborative community practice / edited by Graham Meadows, John Farhall, Ellie Fossey, Maregaret Grigg, Fiona McDermott, Bruce Singh
Edition Third edition
Published South Melbourne, Vic. : Oxford University Press, 2012
Sydney, NSW : Oxford University Press, 2012


Location Call no. Vol. Availability
 MELB  362.20994 Mea/Mhi 2012  DUE 18-02-22
 MELB  362.20994 Mea/Mhi 2012  AVAILABLE
Description l, 899 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm
regular print
Contents PART 1. The context. Society, mental health and illness -- How communities respond to mental distress: a consumer perspective -- The global perspective -- Delivering mental health care -- Mental health services in Australia -- Mental health services in the Australian states and territories -- Research in mental disorders and mental health practice -- Evaluation and the concept of quality in mental health care -- Mental disorder in Australia -- PART 2. Clinical practice principles. The active participants in mental health services -- Working collaboratively -- Assessment: essential skills -- Assessment: specialised assessment skills -- Case management -- Psychopharmacology -- Psychological therapies -- Supporting recovery and living well -- PART 3. Disorders considered in the context of the lifespan. Personality disorders -- Developmental disabilities and psychiatric disorders -- Disorders of childhood and adolescence: a developmental and family perspective -- Youth mental health: a new stream of mental health care for adolescents and young adults -- Psychiatric disorders affecting the elderly in Australia -- PART 4. Disorders commonly presenting in adult life. Anxiety disorders -- Affective disorders -- Substance-related disorders -- Somatoform disorders -- Eating disorders -- Schizophrenia and related disorders
Summary With a new four part structure, the book thoroughly covers the current context of mental health, clinical practice principles, and the assessment and management of mental health disorders. Taking a cross-disciplinary approach, Mental Health in Australia reflects a wide range of opinions and perspectives in the field of mental health care. This approach also allows the text to be used throughout a degree and into professional practice.--Publisher
Analysis Australian
Notes Previous ed.: 2007
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 789-868) and index
Subject Mental health services -- Australia -- Textbooks.
Mental health services -- Australia.
Mental health -- Australia -- Textbooks.
Mental health -- Australia.
Mental illness -- Australia.
Psychology, Pathological.
Community Mental Health Services.
Mental Disorders.
Genre/Form Textbooks.
Author Meadows, Graham (Graham Nicholas), editor of compilation
LC no. 2013431790
ISBN 9780195574883 (paperback)