Mental Health Services

Mental Health Services : A Public Health Perspective

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Increasingly, a public health framework is needed to develop and advance mental health systems both nationally and locally. This uniquely multidisciplinary work integrates knowledge derived from research in epidemiology, treatment methods, service systems, and public policy to delineate such a framework. The second edition has been expanded to give readers a more comprehensive understanding of the organization, financing and delivery of mental health and substance abuse services. Several new chapters deal with state mental health systems, recovery as a guiding principle in the design of systems, the evolution of mental health informatics, the importance of psychopharmacology, and the specific needs and challenges of special populations, such as individuals with co-occurring mental and addictive disorders and those in the criminal justice system who have mental disorders. The rest of the book has been thoroughly updated, including the series of chapters on the epidemiologic, treatment, and service delivery issues among various at-risk populations: children and adolescents, adults, older adults, and substance abusers. Written by national experts, this timely work will provide policymakers, administrators, clinicians, and graduate students with the knowledge base needed to manage and transform mental health service delivery more

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  • Hardback | 474 pages
  • 160 x 238.8 x 30.5mm | 884.52g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • Revised
  • 2nd Revised edition
  • 0195153952
  • 9780195153958

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"In a book infused with gems, a number of jewels gleam especially bright: These are the chapters devoted to mental disability law, policy and service delivery; the recovery movement; child mental health policy; mental health issues in the criminal justice system, co-occurring addictive and mental disorders, and racial and ethnic minorities. This is a timely gift because this volume provides the best tools available to address the challenges outlined in the final report of the President's New Freedom Commission on Mental Health." PsycCRITIQUESshow more

Table of contents

PART I: SERVICE DELIVERY ISSUES; 1. Overview of Issues in Prevention, Integration and Parity; 2. Insuring Mental Health Care in the Age of Managed Care; 3. Mental Disability Law, Policy, and Service Delivery; 4. Public Mental Health Systems: Structures, Goals, and Constraints; 5. The Recovery Movement: Consumers, Families, and the Mental Health System; PART II: SELECTED POPULATIONS AT RISK; SECTION A: CHILDREN AND ADOLESCENTS; 6. Prevalence of Psychiatric Disorders in Childhood and Adolescence; 7. Child Mental Health Policy; SECTION B: ADULTS; 8. The Epidemiology of Adult Mental Disorders; 9. Services for Adults with Mental Illness; SECTION C: OLDER ADULTS; 10. Epidemiology of Mental Disorders in Older Adults; 11. Mental Health Policy and Ageing; Section D: Substance Abuse; 12. Epidemiology of Substance Abuse; 13. The Treatment System for Alcohol and Drug Dependence; PART III: SPECIAL ISSUES; 14. Mental Health Issues in the Criminal Justice System; 15. Racial and Ethnic Minorities; 16. The Public Health Implications of Co-Occurring Addictive and Mental Disorders; 17. Advances in Psychopharmacology and Pharmacoeconomics; PART IV: MANAGING MENTAL HEALTH SYSTEMS; 18. Financial Management in Public Mental Health Services: A Strategic and Operational Approach; 19. Mental Health Informatics; 20. Evaluating Alcohol, Drug Abuse, and Mental Health Servicesshow more

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