Mental Disability and Rehabilitation Sourcebook, 1st Edition
- Author/Editor: Angela L. Williams
- Binding: Library binding
- Trim Size: 5 ½ x 8 ½
- Page Count: 250
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- Publication Date: Nov 2019
- ISBN: 978-0-7808-1766-1
- List Price: $45.00
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Mental disability is an impairment or long-term loss of mental function. Data from The National Institute of Mental Health Information Resource Center report that in 2017, there were an estimated 46.6 million adults aged 18 or older in the United States with any mental illness (AMI). This number represented 18.9% of all U.S. adults with mental disabilities, which includes conditions in varying degrees of severity, but only a fraction of people find appropriate treatment and sources of rehabilitation.
Recent government data indicate that nearly 1 in 5 U.S. adults experience mental disability and disturbances of emotional equilibrium. Mental Disability and Rehabilitation, First Edition, provides an overview of the most common types of mental disability, behavioral-health therapies, co-occurring disorders, medications commonly used to treat mental disability, treatment options, culturally competent care, accessibility, rehabilitation, and the ways in which the Affordable Care Act provides parity protections for behavioral-health services, along with tips on finding a therapist, supporting a friend or family member through diagnosis and treatment, and information about the neurodiversity movement, along with information on how to find government and local disability programs and resources.
This book is divided into parts and chapters. Parts focus on broad areas of interest. Chapters are devoted to single topics within a part.
Part 1: Psychiatric Disability describes mental disability, tracing early signs and symptoms, prevalence of mental illness, and causes for disturbances of emotional equilibrium. It talks about co-occurring disorders and mental health in relation to substance use. It explains the effects of technology on mental health, the connection between technology and mental-health disorders, and the impact of social media on young people’s mental health, including understanding the links between social media and depression.
Part 2: Subjective Distress and Objective Impairment talks about common disorders in adults, including anxiety, panic, and bipolar disorder. It explains depression, eating disorders, generalized anxiety disorder, including borderline personality disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder, schizophrenia, autism spectrum disorder (ASD), and other disruptive behavioral disorders.
Part 3: Community and Social Impact talks about how mental disability affects a person’s life, mental health and lifestyle issues, and the link between poverty and mental illness, including social stigma and mental-health budget cuts. It also talks about the inadequate health system response and attitudes toward mental illness. It explains mental-health interventions at work and racial/ethnic differences in mental-health service use among adults.
Part 4: Rehabilitation talks about medical and social approaches to mental-health treatments, psychotherapies, such as brain stimulation, rehabilitation medicine, and public-health models. It describes future technology and mental-health treatment, self-care, crisis assistance and suicide prevention, mental-health screening, and coping with a disaster or traumatic event.
Part 5: Caring for Someone with a Mental Disability gives tips on caring for someone who is mentally disabled, including accessibility, and mental-health statistics. It talks about how access to children’s mental-health benefits has increased under the ACA—Affordable Care Act and about integrated care.
Part 6: Protections, Rights, and Benefits talks about legal requirements to qualify for disability status, military support, the disability rights movement, the neurodiversity movement, and the politics of recovery.
Part 7: Additional Resources lists out the government and private organizations that provide help for people with mental disabilities.
Standard Features in the Disability Series
- 5 ½ x 8 ½
- 200-300 pages per volume
- Easy-to-use volumes organized into parts and chapters. Parts focus on broad areas of interest. Chapters are devoted to single topics within a part.
- Authoritative content from respected government agencies and institutes, university research centers, professional medical associations, and non-profit health organizations.
- 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.
- List Price $45 per volume
- School and Library Price $39 per volume