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Key Concepts in Mental Health

Key Concepts in Mental Health

Sixth Edition

November 2022 | 304 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd

A classic and long-trusted resource that provides short summaries of all the key theories, concepts and terminology associated with mental health. Each entry is neatly summarised and thoroughly referenced giving the reader an immediate and thorough entry point to the subject.

Structured into four sections, the text starts with entries related to Mental Health and Mental Abnormality, before moving onto Mental Health Services and Society.

The new edition offers:

  • 70 concise chapters including new entries on social networks and loneliness  
  • Updates across all chapters to align with contemporary, critical debates in mental health
  • Appropriate consideration of the intersection of Covid-19 and mental health

An essential guide for students of mental health studies, health, nursing, social work, education, psychology, counselling and psychotherapy.

Part 1: Mental Health
Chapter 1: Mental Health
Chapter 2: Wellbeing
Chapter 3: Philosophical Aspects of Mental Health
Chapter 4: Work
Chapter 5: Neuroscience
Chapter 6: Subjective and Objective Aspects of Mental Health
Chapter 7: Sadness
Chapter 8: Fear
Chapter 9: Physical Health
Chapter 10: Pleasure
Chapter 11: Creativity
Chapter 12: Spirituality
Chapter 13: Public Mental Health
Chapter 14: Childhood Adversity
Chapter 15: Attachment Theory
Chapter 16: Mental Health Promotion
Part 2: Mental Abnormality
Chapter 17: Psychiatric Classification
Chapter 18: Lay Views of Mental Disorders
Chapter 19: The Biopsychosocial Model
Chapter 20: Madness
Chapter 21: Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
Chapter 22: Temporo-Spatial Aspects of Mental Abnormality
Chapter 23: Challenging Conduct in Adults and Children
Chapter 24: Self-harm
Chapter 25: Substance Misuse
Chapter 26: Intellectual Disability
Chapter 27: Causes and Consequences of Mental Health Problems
Chapter 28: Trauma
Chapter 29: Psychological Formulations
Chapter 30: The Myth of Mental Illness
Part 3: Mental Health Services
Chapter 31: Primary Care
Chapter 32: Secondary Prevention
Chapter 33: Acute Mental Health Services
Chapter 34: Forensic Mental Health Services
Chapter 35: The Mental Health Service Users’ Movement
Chapter 36: Service-user Involvement
Chapter 37: Carers
Chapter 38: Mental Health Professionals
Chapter 39: Biological Interventions
Chapter 40: Psychological Interventions
Chapter 41: Economic Aspects of Mental Health
Chapter 42: The Quality of Mental Health Care
Chapter 43: Evidence-based Practice
Chapter 44: Recovery
Chapter 45: Coercion
Chapter 46: Corruption of Care
Chapter 47: Malpractice
Chapter 48: Challenges for Practitioners
Part 4: Mental Health and Society
Chapter 49: Mental Health Policy
Chapter 50: Segregation
Chapter 51: Eugenics
Chapter 52: Capacity and Culpability
Chapter 53: Anti-psychiatry
Chapter 54: Labelling Theory
Chapter 55: Stigma
Chapter 56: Social and Cultural Capital
Chapter 57: Social Exclusion
Chapter 58: Social networks and mental health
Chapter 59: Loneliness
Chapter 60: The Mental Health Impact of Social Media
Chapter 61: Risks to and from People with Mental Health Problems
Chapter 62: The Mass Media
Chapter 63: Social Models of Mental Health
Chapter 64: Suicide
Chapter 65: Social Class
Chapter 66: Race
Chapter 67: Gender/Sex
Chapter 68: Age
Chapter 69: The Pharmaceutical Industry
Chapter 70: Warfare

Very interesting and thought provoking activities to use for learners as a new introduction and for CPD information

Miss Sam Ford
Psychology, Southend Adult Community College
January 8, 2024

Accessible yet critical overview of come complex concepts in mental health. Well structured easy to navigate book which offers a lot in short bitesize chapters.

Mr Dan Warrender
School of Nursing & Midwifery, Robert Gordon University
July 6, 2023

This is an excellent book and I will be recommending it to the students I work with. I will also ask our librarian that they procure a copy for the library.

Mr Angus Reid
Nursing, University of the Highlands And Islands
June 2, 2023

Very clear and interesting content. Good for students who didn't study mental health in the past.

Mrs Sylwia Anna Kersley
Education, Weymouth College
June 6, 2023

A good all-round text which gives student's of mental health nursing a good insight into mental health disorders and their treatment.

Mr Thomas Beary
Nursing, Hertfordshire University
December 9, 2022

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