Dec 232016
 

Overcoming Stress (Overcoming Books)


By (author): Lee Brosan, Gill Todd

Overcoming app now available via iTunes and the Google Play Store. ‘An excellent book filled with practical tips for understanding and managing stress.’ Professor David M. Clark, Professor and Chair of Experimental Psychology, University of Oxford Most of us know what it is like to feel stressed – so much so, in fact, that we take it for granted that we are going to feel stressed and assume that there’s not much to be done about it. Too much stress can disrupt our lives almost without our realizing it. However there is a tried and tested approach to coping using cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT). In this easy-to-use self-help guide the authors help you to recognize what happens when under stress and how to change how you think, feel and act so that you learn to retain a balanced outlook on life and manage it more effectively too. * Provides a complete CBT self-help course with case studies and step-by-step explanations * Shows how to permanently improve your overall quality of life by changing the ways you respond to stress Overcoming self-help guides use clinically proven techniques to treat long-standing and disabling conditions, both psychological and physical. Many guides in the Overcoming series are recommended under the Reading Well Books on Prescription scheme. Series Editor: Professor Peter Cooper
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Dec 212016
 

Oxford Guide to the Treatment of Mental Contamination (Oxford Guides to Cognitive Behavioural Therapy)


By (author): Stanley Rachman, Anna Coughtrey, Adam Radomsky, Rosamund Shafran

A fear of contamination drives the most common manifestation of obsessive compulsive disorders(OCD), compulsive washing. OCD is a distressing anxiety disorder that affects 1-2 percent of the population and can be disabling. Intense and complex forms of the disorder benefit from advanced analyses of contamination and its treatment.

This book, part of a series on modern psychological treatments published by OUP, provides a detailed account of the nature and causes of the various forms of a fear of contamination and their consequences. Methods of treatment are described and fully illustrated by case histories. The inclusion of original analyses and explanations of a newly recognised form of the fear, mental contamination, is an important feature of the book and will enable therapists to expand their ability to assess and treat the abnormal fears of contamination.

Written by clinicians with extensive experience, this volume is valuable for all clinical psychologists and psychotherapists with an interest in OCD

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Dec 192016
 

Cultural Psychiatry (Advances in Psychosomatic Medicine, Vol. 33)


Cultural Psychiatry with emphasis on its impact on etio-pathogenesis, diagnosis, clinical practice, preventive and research activities are topics discussed in this publication which give readers a general conceptual perspective of this field. Cultural aspects of psychiatric diagnosis in DSM-5 in particular and the current status of Cultural Psychiatry in European countries are discussed. Of unique importance to the field of psychosomatics are the reviews on so-called culture-bound syndromes and somatization and culture. Ethnopsychopharmacology, pharmacogenomics, current and future research perspectives in Cultural Psychiatry and bioethical dimensions of cultural psychosomatics are also reviewed. The volume closes with an epilogue and conclusions resulting from the examined topics. Psychiatrists, psychologists, social scientists and other mental health professionals involved in clinical practice and research groups as well as trainees and students will find that this publication provides a cogent perspective of current practice and research issues about a field that has enormous clinical relevance and which, until recently, has been systematically neglected.
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Dec 182016
 

Forensic Psychiatry: Essential Board Review


By (author): Helen Mavourneen Farrell M.D.

Watch Dr. Helen Farrell’s TEDx Talk on Creating Hope for Mental Health

Forensic Psychiatry: Essential Board Review is an invaluable study guide for those doctors preparing for the forensic psychiatry board exam or seeking recertification. The text is a concise and practical aid for mastering forensics, making key principles easy to understand and memorize.

The book is divided into four sections. The first section, Board Examination Tips and Pitfalls, offers you important advice on everything from registering for the examination to effective studying techniques to the power of embracing a positive attitude. The second section, High Yield Notes, provides a broad review of important topics in forensic psychiatry including forensic ethics as well as civil and criminal issues. The third section, Legal Cases, contains a concise review of important mental health legal cases. The last section, Board-Style Questions, includes more than 100 board-style questions along with answers and detailed explanations for self-assessment.

Although the book focuses primarily on forensic psychiatrists, a larger audience can benefit from reading it including psychologists, social workers, criminologists, general psychiatrists, medical students, and attorneys or law students interested in mental health law.

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Dec 182016
 

CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGY: PSYCHOPATHOLOGY THROUGH THE LIFESPAN


By (author): Paul Bennett

This innovative textbook adopts a lifespan approach to mental health.
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Dec 172016
 

Physical Health And Well-Being In Mental Health Nursing: Clinical Skills For Practice


By (author): Michael Nash

This groundbreaking book equips mental health nurses with knowledge of physical health issues and clinical insights into best practice.
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Dec 172016
 

THE MENTAL HEALTH NEEDS OF CHILDREN & YOUNG PEOPLE: GUIDING YOU TO KEY ISSUES AND PRACTICES IN CAMHS


By (author): Jane Padmore

This book is an accessible and practical guide to all of the key issues and practices in mental health care for children and young people, aimed at all health and social care professionals working with this age group and partner agencies who work alongside child and adolescent mental health services. Written by an expert in the field, the book brings clarity to practice by exploring and explaining the context, role and processes involving child and adolescent mental health services. It also sets out the specific mental health difficulties young people and their families present to services as well as how to make good health assessments, plans and interventions used in the treatment of children and young people – including managing risk and safeguarding. Features of the book include: questions to encourage your reflection on different key issues in your own practice; up to date information on current policy; key points summaries and suggested further reading at the end of each chapter. This text will be an invaluable tool for all students and practitioners working with children and young people in a health context. “This book should become a key textbook of choice for a wide range of health care professionals and students. It encourages autonomous learning and helps develop critical analytical skills …Each chapter follows a logical progression using key objectives which relate to a range of activities and up to date evidenced based sources of information. The range of depth and breadth of material is contemporary and as such should meet the academic, managerial and clinical background of the reader.” (Helen Matthews, Senior Lecturer in Health and Community Care, University of West London, UK). “This book is a fantastic tool for students, CAMHS Practitioners who are new in the field, and professionals from partner agencies. It provides a comprehensive overview of CAMHS. This book is very informative and easy to read. Not only does it further CAMHS knowledge, but poses excellent questions to the reader in order to encourage reflection on practice. I would recommend this book highly to anybody who would like to further their knowledge and understanding of CAMHS as I believe it is an invaluable resource.” (Celina Grant, Previous Service manager – CAMHS, Designated Nurse for Safeguarding Children, Ashford and Canterbury & Coastal CCG, UK).
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Dec 132016
 

Sleep and Psychosomatic Medicine, Second Edition


Sleep and Psychosomatic Medicine presents an overview of sleep medicine and the management of common sleep disorders seen in a wide variety of practice settings.

Chapters have been written by experts in the field in order to provide physicians of a wide range of interests and abilities with a highly readable exposition of the principal results, including numerous well articulated examples and a rich discussion of applications.

The second edition has been revised to further broaden the scope with the inclusion of several new chapters such as Sleep and Dermatology, Fatigue in Chronic Medical Conditions, Occupational Sleep Medicine, Restless Legs Syndrome and Neuropsychiatric Disorders and Sleep Dysfunction after Traumatic Brain Injury, to name a few.

This second edition of Sleep and Psychosomatic Medicine is an interdisciplinary, scholarly, authoritative, evidence-based review of the field designed to meet the needs of a wide range of health care professionals, including psychiatrists, psychologists, nurses, medical students, and social workers in health care settings.

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Dec 122016
 

Neuromodulation in Psychiatry


Edited by an expert multidisciplinary team, Neuromodulation in Psychiatry is the first reference guide to address both invasive and non-invasive neuromodulation strategies used in psychiatry.

  • Covers basic principles, technical aspects, clinical applications and ethical considerations
  • Presents up-to-date evidence in comprehensive summaries suitable for all levels of experience
  • Each technique is clearly explained along with its implications for real-world clinical practice
  • Allows psychiatrists to make informed decisions regarding neuromodulation for their patients
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Dec 112016
 

Evaluation of the Psychiatric Patient: A Primer (Critical Issues in Psychiatry)


By (author): Seymour L. Halleck

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