Clinical Manual of Prevention in Mental Health

Clinical Manual of Prevention in Mental Health

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According to David Satcher, M.D., Ph.D., the 16th U.S. Surgeon General, we know a great deal more about treating mental illnesses than about preventing them and promoting mental health. In his foreword to Clinical Manual of Prevention in Mental Health, Dr. Satcher applauds this guide as timely and vital, as it provides new and emerging research on the importance of prevention in mental health.

Clinical Manual of Prevention in Mental Health was conceived through discussions within the Prevention Committee of the Group for the Advancement of Psychiatry (GAP), and features contributions from 30 highly regarded clinicians and researchers who are experienced in the treatment and prevention of specific types of mental illnesses.

Clinical Manual of Prevention in Mental Health will help you move toward widespread adoption of mental illness prevention in your own practice setting. This important new reference provides practical suggestions to help you work toward preventing, or implementing preventive measures in the treatment of Mood disorders Anxiety disorders Schizophrenia Substance use disorders Suicidality Family violence Conduct disorder and other adolescent disorders Late-life depression, dementia, and mild cognitive impairment Physical illnesses in psychiatric settings Cigarette smoking

Compared with other areas of medicine, such as the prevention of infectious disease, our understanding of the prevention of mental illnesses remains in a relatively nascent state, especially in terms of how prevention can be incorporated into routine clinical practice. The authors of the various chapters have endeavored to balance reviewing the available research knowledge with providing guidance for practicing clinicians on how such knowledge can be incorporated into everyday practice.

Clinical Manual of Prevention in Mental Health urges clinicians everywhere to inquire about risk factors and protective factors in patients' lives in addition to focusing on the presenting problem. It is the authors' intent to provide mental health professionals with the knowledge and practical applications necessary to be prevention-minded in all of their interactions with patients, families, and the community.
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  • Paperback | 438 pages
  • 137.16 x 208.28 x 27.94mm | 181.44g
  • VA, United States
  • English
  • 1 Line drawings, unspecified; 22 Tables, unspecified
  • 1585623474
  • 9781585623471
  • 1,487,692

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Clinical Manual of Prevention in Mental Health is one of the few resources of its kind available to mental health professionals today, and serves as a comprehensive guide to applying proven prevention tools in psychiatric units, outpatient clinics, consultation-liaison services, and private office settings. This manual provides psychiatrists, psychologists, residents, and allied mental health professionals with important clinical and research advances in risk and protective factors, prevention principles, evidence-based preventive interventions, and health promotion related to mental and behavioral disorders.

Developed by more than 30 expert contributors to help practitioners integrate prevention principles into their practice, Clinical Manual of Prevention in Mental Health is a compilation of the latest evidence of prevention principles for mood disorders, anxiety disorders, substance abuse, schizophrenia, and other psychiatric disorders. Written primarily for the clinical community, this manual also provides in-depth information on suicide prevention, the prevention of family violence, and other aspects of applying prevention in mental health settings. This book is an essential resource for the libraries of psychiatrists working in a clinical practice setting.
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Table of contents

ContributorsForewordPrefaceAcknowledgementsChapter 1. Prevention in mental health: an introduction from the Prevention Committee of the Group for the Advancement of PsychiatryChapter 2. Identifying and understanding risk factors and protective factors in clinical practiceChapter 3. Prevention of mood disordersChapter 4. Prevention of anxiety disordersChapter 5. Complementary and alternative medicine in the prevention of depression and anxietyChapter 6. Applying prevention principles to schizophrenia and other psychotic disordersChapter 7. Prevention of alcohol and drug abuseChapter 8. Suicide preventionChapter 9. Prevention of family violenceChapter 10. Prevention principles for adolescents in psychiatric practice: preventing conduct disorder and other behavioral problemsChapter 11. Prevention principles for older adults: preventing late-life depression, dementia, and mild cognitive impairmentChapter 12. Health promotion and prevention of somatic illnesses in psychiatric settingsChapter 13. Prevention of cigarette smoking: principles for psychiatric practiceIndex
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This book provides some outstanding examples of prevention strategies that psychiatrists can learn from, and these exemplars should improve the practice of medicine, better aligning psychiatry with public health. Each chapter ends with key points that help clarify the vital elements of each topic area. * The Journal of Clinical Psychiatry, Carl C. Bell, MD *
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About Michael T. Compton

Michael T. Compton, M.D., M.P.H., is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences and Department of Family and Preventive Medicine at the Emory University School of Medicine; and an Assistant Professor in the Department of Behavioral Sciences and Health Education at the Rollins School of Public Health of Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia.
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