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Key Concepts in Mental Health

Fifth Edition


December 2019 | 368 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd

Now in an updated fifth edition, this book provides readers with overviews of all the key theories, concepts and terminology associated with mental health, summarising them succinctly in a series of easily digestible yet expertly written entries.

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:

  • 68 concise chapters including new entries on ADHD, Secondary Prevention, Challenges for Practitioners, and The Impact of Social Media on Mental Health.
  • Updates across all chapters to make the content more in-line with contemporary critical debates in mental health, including new terminology and references to modern mental health services.
  • A new contextualising introduction on the sticky subject of mental health terminology.
  • Additional further reading examples and suggestions

An essential guide for students of mental health studies, health, nursing, social work, 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 Disorder
 
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 Conducts 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: The Mental Health Impact of Social Media
 
Chapter 59: Risks to and from People with Mental Health Problems
 
Chapter 60: The Mass Media
 
Chapter 61: Social Models of Mental Health
 
Chapter 62: Suicide
 
Chapter 63: Social Class
 
Chapter 64: Race
 
Chapter 65: Gender/Sex
 
Chapter 66: Age
 
Chapter 67: The Pharmaceutical Industry
 
Chapter 68: Warfare

Key Concepts in Mental Health is written very cogently, by someone who fully understands the topics covered. The entries and subjects therein are presented through solid notions of their historical evolution, associated institutions, practices and professions. An essential guide for students, academics and professionals.

Professor Carlos Pires, Pyschology
University of Coimbra

The book very much fits with the ethos of my module. I consider the applied critical, but practical approach fits what most social work practitioners working in and connected to mental health should aim towards. 

Mr Robin Sen, Social Work Lecturer
University of Sheffield

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