Mental Disorders In The Social Environment

Author: Stuart Kirk
Publisher: Columbia University Press
ISBN: 0231128711
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Mental Disorders In The Social Environment from the Author: Stuart Kirk. Social workers provide more mental health services than any other profession, yet recent biomedical trends in psychiatry appear to minimize the importance of their traditional concerns, which focus on the social environment that accompanies mental disorders and their treatment. This book calls attention to this emerging problem and challenges social workers and other health care professionals to be more skeptical about diagnosis, community treatment, evidence-based practice, psychotherapy, medications, and managed care.

Principles Of Social Psychiatry

Author: Craig Morgan
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9780470684221
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Principles Of Social Psychiatry from the Author: Craig Morgan. Social psychiatry is concerned with the effects of the social environment on the mental health of the individual, and with the effects of the person with a mental disorder on his/her social environment. The field encompasses social interventions, prevention and the promotion of mental health. This new edition of Principles of Social Psychiatry provides a broad overview of current thinking in this expanding field and will be a source of ideas both in research and for the management of mental disorder. It opens by putting social psychiatry in perspective, within both psychiatry and the social sciences. From the patient's perspective, the outermost influence is the culture in which they live, followed by their neighbourhoods, workmates, and friends and family. The next section considers how we conceptualize the social world, from families through cultural identify and ethnicity to the wider social environment. The book reviews the social determinants and consequences of the major mental disorders before considering interventions and service delivery at various levels to mitigate these. It closes with a review of the social impact of mental illness around the world and a thoughtful essay by the editors on the current state of social psychiatry and where it is heading.

50 Years After Deinstitutionalization

Author: Brea L. Perry
Publisher: Emerald Group Publishing
ISBN: 1785604023
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50 Years After Deinstitutionalization from the Author: Brea L. Perry. This volume will examine deinstitutionalization’s legacies approximately 50 years after reintegration began. It will highlight pressing issues around mental health treatment, social and health policy, and the lived experiences of those coping with mental illness that were or continue to be significantly influenced by deinstitutionalization reforms.

A Life Course Approach To Mental Disorders

Author: Karestan C. Koenen
Publisher: OUP Oxford
ISBN: 0191631167
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A Life Course Approach To Mental Disorders from the Author: Karestan C. Koenen. A Life Course Approach to Mental Disorders examines the interplay of social and biological factors in the production of a wide range of mental disorders throughout life, from the peri-natal period through to old age. The aging into adulthood of numerous birth cohorts, especially over the past twenty years, has provided increasing evidence that mental disorders previously perceived to emerge in adulthood may have their origins early in life. This book brings together, in a single resource, the research in life course epidemiology of mental disorders, forging a consensus on the current science and pointing the way forward for the field. Assembling researchers across disparate disciplines including epidemiology, developmental psychopathology, psychiatric genetics, sociology, developmental cognitive neuroscience, and epigenetics the book reviews the methods and synthesizes existing knowledge about the life course epidemiology of mental disorders in populations. It also presents discussions of the mechanisms that drive the production of mental disorders over the life course including emerging areas of research in the field. A Life Course Approach to Mental Disorders brings together the state-of-the-art science of life course epidemiology to inform training, research, practice and policy with regard to mental disorders. The first comprehensive articulation of a life course perspective in the area, it will be a key resource for academics, researchers and students.

Substance Use Disorders In Lesbian Gay Bisexual And Transgender Clients

Author: Sandra C. Anderson
Publisher: Columbia University Press
ISBN: 0231512694
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Substance Use Disorders In Lesbian Gay Bisexual And Transgender Clients from the Author: Sandra C. Anderson. Internalized homophobia, alienation, poor support structures, and high levels of depression all contribute to substance abuse among lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender individuals, with social activity at bars and clubs reinforcing addictive behavior. The threat of bias in treatment programs also prevents many from seeking help. An essential resource for human service professionals searching for the latest research on these unique issues, this volume features both state of the art practice methods for treating substance use disorders and up-to-date analyses of sexual orientation and gender identity issues, heterosexism, and the ethical challenges of working with the LGBT community. Sandra Anderson discusses practice with individuals, couples, families, and small groups, as well as practice at the program level. Drawing on case studies with her own clients and from social service agencies that treat LGBT clients, Anderson emphasizes evidence-based treatment models, including motivational enhancement therapy, contingency management, the matrix model, and community reinforcement. Packed with recommendations for effective practice, this singular volume confronts the obstacles faced not only by clients with addictions but also by the LGBT population as a whole.

Human Behavior And The Social Environment Micro Level

Author: Katherine Van Wormer
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0190211091
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Human Behavior And The Social Environment Micro Level from the Author: Katherine Van Wormer. Human Behavior and the Social Environment, Micro Level draws on a resilience model to explore the dynamics of human behavior across the life span. Biological, psychological, and spiritual dimensions are covered. Illustrations and vignettes from social work, psychology, literature, philosophy, and current events highlight the turning points in our lives. Critical thinking questions are provided. The result is an essential book that bridges theory and practice in accordance with the 2015 Council on Social Work Education (CSWE) standards.

Personality Disorders

Author: Jonathan H. Dowson
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521029032
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Personality Disorders from the Author: Jonathan H. Dowson. Although the importance of personality disorders have not generally been recognized in clinical practice, they are the origins of many medical consultations and social ills: from substance abuse, alcoholism, self-harm and suicide, to neglect of children, criminality and HIV transmission. In a comprehensive summary and evaluation of the clinical literature, this book seeks to dispel the myth that people with personality disorders are simply individuals for whom nothing can be done. With detailed coverage of recognition, assessment and management, Drs. Dowson and Grounds provide a coordinated empirically-based account of those aspects of personality disorders that are of relevance to psychiatrists and allied disciplines.

Human Behavior In The Social Environment

Author: Esther Urdang
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 0789034174
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Human Behavior In The Social Environment from the Author: Esther Urdang. This new and updated edition of the vital human behavior textbook for graduate-level social work students emphasizes the biopsychosocial framework with a psychodynamic and developmental perspective, with updated information on contemporary thinking and the application of postmodern theory. Written from the perspective of a classroom teacher, faculty advisor, and clinician, Human Behavior in the Social Environment discusses current social issues such as older people, violence, and abuse. The book approaches development through the life cycle, discussing the developmental challenges, tasks, and problems of each stage. Presenting complex concepts in a clear and understandable way, it also examines and integrates systems and organizational factors, as well as the impact of culture on clients and treatment programs. A helpful instructor's manual accompanies this text, and is available as a free download from http://www.routledge.com/9780789034182. Human Behavior in the Social Environment looks at: the biopsychosocial perspective psychoanalytic and ego psychology theories object relations, self psychology, and cognitive-behavioral theories postmodern theories: constructivism, relational therapy, narrative theory, and resilience social systems in the community culture and diversity forms and organizations of the family internal family structures and special family problems reproductive issues, infancy, and early childhood development, middle childhood and adolescence adult development life transitions, turning points, crises, and loss illness and disability; mental health problems and much more! With case vignettes, chapter-by-chapter learning exercises, and additional readings, as well as material from literary works, biographies, and newspapers, this copiously-referenced volume illustrates the complexities of human existence, the multiple social conflicts operating in society, and the relevance of social policy dilemmas. While especially designed to benefit and enlighten graduate social work students it is also a valuable resource for undergraduate social work students as well as beginning and advanced readers in human services such as nursing, medicine, public health, clinical psychology, counseling, who will find this both a helpful review and source of new knowledge.