Mental Health Disorders Sourcebook, 6th Ed.

Health Reference Series

Mental Health Disorders Sourcebook, 6th Ed.

Web Price: $85.00

Mentally healthy individuals are able to cope with life’s challenges, handle stressful situations, deal with anger, maintain meaningful relationships with others, and enjoy life.

Mental Health Sourcebook, 6th Edition, discusses how the brain works, the components of mental wellness, and the processes that lead to illness. It offers information about the types of mental illness and their treatments, pediatric issues in mental health, distinctive concerns of other specific populations, and the relationship between mental health and certain chronic illnesses.

The book is organized in the broad subject areas detailed below.

Part One: The Brain and Mental Health explains the components of healthy brain functioning and the processes that can go awry leading to mental illness. It describes how lifestyle and other factors that can help reinforce mental wellness. It also discusses mental health in the workplace.

Part Two: Mental Illnesses discusses the link between suicide and mental illness, and provides facts on suicide prevention. It goes on to describe the various classifications of mental health disorders, including depressive and other affective disorders, anxiety, psychotic, and personality disorders, addictions, and other disorders that impact behavior.

Part Three: Mental Health Treatments describes the different ways mental health disorders are diagnosed and treated. It offers guidelines for identifying mental health emergencies, explains the services available from different types of mental health professionals, and discusses medications used to help control symptoms of mental illness. The part concludes with a chapter about complementary and alternative medicine for mental health care, which includes facts about dietary, physical, and spiritual therapies.

Part Four: Pediatric Mental Health Concerns describes the special issues that arise when children and teens have psychiatric needs. It offers specific details about some of the most commonly occurring mental health issues among young people, including attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, autism spectrum disorder, bipolar disorder, depression, and learning disabilities.

Part Five: Other Populations with Distinctive Mental Health Concerns addresses concerns among men, women, older adults, and other groups for whom special considerations may impact mental wellness. These include people dealing with the psychological impact of prejudice and discrimination, trauma or disaster, cultural isolation, and poverty.

Part Six: Mental Illness Co-Occurring with Other Disorders explains the ways physical conditions can sometimes affect psychological well-being. It discusses specific disorders commonly associated with changes in mental health status, including cancer, diabetes, epilepsy, heart disease, and stroke. It also addresses issues related to sleep disorders and mental functioning, as well as examines the complex relationship between mental health and the experience of pain.

Part Seven: Additional Help and Information provides a glossary of mental health terms, a list of toll-free helplines and hotlines for people in crisis, and a directory of mental health organizations.

Standard Features

  • Library binding, 6 x 9
  • 550-650 pages per volume
  • Includes online access
  • Easy-to-use volumes organized into parts and chapters
  • Parts focus on broad areas of interest; chapters focus on single topics within a part
  • Authoritative content from respected government agencies and institutes, along with selected original material
  • Comprehensive chapters feature generous use of headings and subheadings for ease of navigation
  • Tables, charts, and illustrations display statistical data and supplement explanations
  • Helpful glossary provides definitions of technical terms
  • Resource directories with contact information highlight organizations that can provide further information and support
  • Professionally prepared master index provides easy access to descriptive information, definitions, and related concepts

Reviews

“Mental illness encompasses a broad spectrum of illnesses and populations. This resource addresses common topics of suicide, addictions, and bipolar disorder. Less common psychiatric issues such as Pediatric Autoimmune Neuropsychiatric Disorders Associated with Streptococcal Infections make this book more valuable.Whether newly diagnosed or a chronic condition, young or old, this is a worthwhile introduction to how the brain works and mental health concerns. Recommended.”

— American Reference Books Annual, 2017