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Understanding Mental Disorders by American Psychiatric Association

Title Understanding Mental Disorders
Author American Psychiatric Association
Publisher American Psychiatric Pub
Release Date 2015-04-24
Category Medical
Total Pages 388
ISBN 9781585624911
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Understanding Mental Disorders: Your Guide to DSM-5® is a consumer guide for anyone who has been touched by mental illness. Most of us know someone who suffers from a mental illness. This book helps those who may be struggling with mental health problems, as well as those who want to help others achieve mental health and well-being. Based on the latest, fifth edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders—known as DSM-5®—Understanding Mental Disorders provides valuable insight on what to expect from an illness and its treatment—and will help readers recognize symptoms, know when to seek help, and get the right care. Featured disorders include depression, schizophrenia, ADHD, autism spectrum disorder, posttraumatic stress disorder, and bipolar disorder, among others.

Title Understanding Mental Illness
Author Carlin Barnes
Publisher Skyhorse
Release Date 2019-09-03
Category Psychology
Total Pages 192
ISBN 1510745947
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Get the straight facts about mental illness from two Harvard trained psychiatrists. More than 40 million people in the US suffer from mental health problems—yet less than half receive adequate care and treatment. Even in the 21st century with the most advanced medical care in the world, social stigma still surrounds psychiatric problems, and this, combined with a lack of understanding, perpetuates a national mental health crisis affecting those in need and their families. Ignoring and/or being unaware of a problem can have devastating effects in our families and for society at large—many people living with mental illness go untreated, and as a result, people with untreated mental illnesses make up one third of the nation’s homeless population and can be imprisoned. To meet these challenges, Dr. Carlin Barnes and Dr. Marketa Wills have written this necessary and comprehensive, practical guide to educate and help everyone better understand mental health. Each chapter offers insights and wisdom concerning a variety of psychiatric conditions, including: Mood disorders Anxiety disorders Personality disorders Substance abuse issues Eating disorders Women’s mental health issues Suicide in America Geriatric mental health Professional athletes and mental health And more Armed with this knowledge, you and your loved one can better appreciate the real struggles at hand, and as a result, seek the proper care needed.

Title A New Understanding of Mental Disorders
Author Andreas Heinz
Publisher MIT Press
Release Date 2017-10-20
Category Medical
Total Pages 224
ISBN 9780262342858
Language English, Spanish, and French
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A new computational and dimensional approach to understanding and classifying mental disorders: modeling key learning and decision-making mechanisms across different mental disorders. Even as researchers look for neurobiological correlates of mental disorders, many of these disorders are still classified solely according to the manifestation of clinical symptoms. Neurobiological findings rarely help diagnose a specific disease or predict its outcome. Although current diagnostic categories are questionable (sometimes labeling common states of human suffering as disorders), traditional neuroimaging approaches are not sophisticated enough to capture the neurobiological markers of mental disorder. In this book, Andreas Heinz proposes a computational and dimensional approach to understanding and classifying mental disorders: modeling key learning and decision-making mechanisms across different mental disorders. Such an approach focuses on the malleability and diversity of human behavior and its biological underpinnings. Heinz explains basic learning mechanisms and their effects on human behavior, focusing not on single disorders but on how such mechanisms work in a multitude of mental states. For example, he traces alterations in dopamine-reinforcement learning in psychotic, affective, and addictive disorders. He investigates to what extent these basic dimensions of mental disorders can account for such syndromes as craving and loss of control in addiction, positive and negative mood states in affective disorders, and the altered experience of self and world associated with psychotic states. Finally, Heinz explores the clinical and therapeutic implications of such accounts. He argues that a focus on learning mechanisms, with its emphasis on human creativity and resilience, should help reduce the stigma of mental disorder.

Title Understanding Mental Disorders
Author Daniel Lafleur
Publisher Routledge
Release Date 2019-04-01
Category Philosophy
Total Pages 164
ISBN 9780429803185
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Understanding Mental Disorders aims to help current and future psychiatrists, and those who work with them, to think critically about the ethical, conceptual, and methodological questions that are raised by the theory and practice of psychiatry. It considers questions that concern the mind’s relationship to the brain, the origins of our norms for thinking and behavior, and the place of psychiatry in medicine, and in society more generally. With a focus on the current debates around psychiatry’s diagnostic categories, the authors ask where these categories come from, if psychiatry should be looking to find new categories that are based more immediately on observations of the brain, and whether psychiatrists need to employ any diagnostic categories at all. The book is a unique guide for readers who want to think carefully about the mind, mental disorders, and the practice of psychiatric medicine.

Title Understanding Mental Disorders Due to Medical Conditions Or Substance Abuse
Author Ghazi Asaad
Publisher Psychology Press
Release Date 1995
Category Psychology
Total Pages 172
ISBN 0876307519
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Comprehensive, well-organized, and highly practical, this book is designed to provide mental health professionals and graduate students in all the behavioral sciences with a concise reference on mental disorders arising from medical conditions or substance abuse that is easy to understand and apply in day-to-day clinical practice. With medical jargon at its absolute minimum, Understanding Mental Disorders was created especially for psychotherapists with nonmedical backgrounds who are often called upon to recognize conditions with medical etiology that masquerade as functional psychiatric disorders. Understanding Mental Disorders is a unique handbook that will heighten the awareness of all mental health professionals and students toward organic factors in mental illness. Without having to review volumes of medical textbooks, readers will be able to more readily recognize organic conditions in the course of their work with psychiatric patients and to make appropriate - even lifesaving - medical referrals at the earliest possible moment.

Title Understanding Mental Disorders
Author Anonim
Publisher Unknown
Release Date 2015
Category
Total Pages 86
ISBN OCLC:962080511
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Title The Self in Understanding and Treating Psychological Disorders
Author Michael Kyrios
Publisher Cambridge University Press
Release Date 2016-02-29
Category Medical
Total Pages 264
ISBN 9781107079144
Language English, Spanish, and French
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A unique exploration of how the 'self' influences psychopathology, psychotherapy, emphasizing the need to integrate self-constructs into evidence-based conceptual models.

Title Understanding Mental Illness E Book
Author Atul Kakar
Publisher Elsevier India
Release Date 2017-01-05
Category
Total Pages 50
ISBN 9788131247891
Language English, Spanish, and French
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- Clear, succinct, but most sought-after information on various aspects of mental illness - Special emphasis on the general patient's concerns/queries - Covers recent advances related to mental illness

What Is Mental Illness by Richard J. McNally

Title What Is Mental Illness
Author Richard J. McNally
Publisher Harvard University Press
Release Date 2011-05-15
Category Psychology
Total Pages 288
ISBN 9780674059481
Language English, Spanish, and French
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McNally drives at one point over and over again; survivors of trauma remember their abuse all too well. He argues that there is next to no evidence linking trauma to amnesia, even in cases of sexual abuse. He dismantles all the major studies, one by one, reinterpreting the results, questioning the assumptions, pointing out the lack of verification and dismissing the underpinning of trauma-amnesia theory.

Understanding Mental Illness by Nancy C. Andreasen

Title Understanding Mental Illness
Author Nancy C. Andreasen
Publisher Augsburg Fortress Publishing
Release Date 1974
Category Mental disorders
Total Pages 110
ISBN 0806614137
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Title Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders DSM 5
Author American Psychiatric Association
Publisher American Psychiatric Pub
Release Date 2013-05-22
Category Medical
Total Pages 991
ISBN 9780890425572
Language English, Spanish, and French
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This new edition of Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5®), used by clinicians and researchers to diagnose and classify mental disorders, is the product of more than 10 years of effort by hundreds of international experts in all aspects of mental health. Their dedication and hard work have yielded an authoritative volume that defines and classifies mental disorders in order to improve diagnoses, treatment, and research. The criteria are concise and explicit, intended to facilitate an objective assessment of symptom presentations in a variety of clinical settings -- inpatient, outpatient, partial hospital, consultation-liaison, clinical, private practice, and primary care. New features and enhancements make DSM-5® easier to use across all settings: The chapter organization reflects a lifespan approach, with disorders typically diagnosed in childhood (such as neurodevelopmental disorders) at the beginning of the manual, and those more typical of older adults (such as neurocognitive disorders) placed at the end. Also included are age-related factors specific to diagnosis. The latest findings in neuroimaging and genetics have been integrated into each disorder along with gender and cultural considerations. The revised organizational structure recognizes symptoms that span multiple diagnostic categories, providing new clinical insight in diagnosis. Specific criteria have been streamlined, consolidated, or clarified to be consistent with clinical practice (including the consolidation of autism disorder, Asperger's syndrome, and pervasive developmental disorder into autism spectrum disorder; the streamlined classification of bipolar and depressive disorders; the restructuring of substance use disorders for consistency and clarity; and the enhanced specificity for major and mild neurocognitive disorders). Dimensional assessments for research and validation of clinical results have been provided. Both ICD-9-CM and ICD-10-CM codes are included for each disorder, and the organizational structure is consistent with the new ICD-11 in development. The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Fifth Edition, is the most comprehensive, current, and critical resource for clinical practice available to today's mental health clinicians and researchers of all orientations. The information contained in the manual is also valuable to other physicians and health professionals, including psychologists, counselors, nurses, and occupational and rehabilitation therapists, as well as social workers and forensic and legal specialists.

Discovering The Brain by National Academy of Sciences

Title Discovering the Brain
Author National Academy of Sciences
Publisher National Academies Press
Release Date 1992-01-01
Category Medical
Total Pages 194
ISBN 9780309045292
Language English, Spanish, and French
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The brain ... There is no other part of the human anatomy that is so intriguing. How does it develop and function and why does it sometimes, tragically, degenerate? The answers are complex. In Discovering the Brain, science writer Sandra Ackerman cuts through the complexity to bring this vital topic to the public. The 1990s were declared the "Decade of the Brain" by former President Bush, and the neuroscience community responded with a host of new investigations and conferences. Discovering the Brain is based on the Institute of Medicine conference, Decade of the Brain: Frontiers in Neuroscience and Brain Research. Discovering the Brain is a "field guide" to the brain--an easy-to-read discussion of the brain's physical structure and where functions such as language and music appreciation lie. Ackerman examines How electrical and chemical signals are conveyed in the brain. The mechanisms by which we see, hear, think, and pay attention--and how a "gut feeling" actually originates in the brain. Learning and memory retention, including parallels to computer memory and what they might tell us about our own mental capacity. Development of the brain throughout the life span, with a look at the aging brain. Ackerman provides an enlightening chapter on the connection between the brain's physical condition and various mental disorders and notes what progress can realistically be made toward the prevention and treatment of stroke and other ailments. Finally, she explores the potential for major advances during the "Decade of the Brain," with a look at medical imaging techniques--what various technologies can and cannot tell us--and how the public and private sectors can contribute to continued advances in neuroscience. This highly readable volume will provide the public and policymakers--and many scientists as well--with a helpful guide to understanding the many discoveries that are sure to be announced throughout the "Decade of the Brain."

Dsm 5 Self Exam Questions by Philip R. Muskin, M.D.

Title DSM 5 Self Exam Questions
Author Philip R. Muskin, M.D.
Publisher American Psychiatric Pub
Release Date 2014-05-05
Category Medical
Total Pages 467
ISBN 9781585624676
Language English, Spanish, and French
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DSM-5® Self-Exam Questions: Test Questions for the Diagnostic Criteria will be useful to a wide audience of professionals seeking to understand the changes made in DSM-5®. This book includes detailed questions and answers to broaden and deepen the reader's knowledge of DSM-5® and promote learning of current diagnostic concepts and classification.

Ending Discrimination Against People With Mental And Substance Use Disorders by National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine

Title Ending Discrimination Against People with Mental and Substance Use Disorders
Author National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine
Publisher National Academies Press
Release Date 2016-09-03
Category Social Science
Total Pages 170
ISBN 9780309439121
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Estimates indicate that as many as 1 in 4 Americans will experience a mental health problem or will misuse alcohol or drugs in their lifetimes. These disorders are among the most highly stigmatized health conditions in the United States, and they remain barriers to full participation in society in areas as basic as education, housing, and employment. Improving the lives of people with mental health and substance abuse disorders has been a priority in the United States for more than 50 years. The Community Mental Health Act of 1963 is considered a major turning point in America's efforts to improve behavioral healthcare. It ushered in an era of optimism and hope and laid the groundwork for the consumer movement and new models of recovery. The consumer movement gave voice to people with mental and substance use disorders and brought their perspectives and experience into national discussions about mental health. However over the same 50-year period, positive change in American public attitudes and beliefs about mental and substance use disorders has lagged behind these advances. Stigma is a complex social phenomenon based on a relationship between an attribute and a stereotype that assigns undesirable labels, qualities, and behaviors to a person with that attribute. Labeled individuals are then socially devalued, which leads to inequality and discrimination. This report contributes to national efforts to understand and change attitudes, beliefs and behaviors that can lead to stigma and discrimination. Changing stigma in a lasting way will require coordinated efforts, which are based on the best possible evidence, supported at the national level with multiyear funding, and planned and implemented by an effective coalition of representative stakeholders. Ending Discrimination Against People with Mental and Substance Use Disorders: The Evidence for Stigma Change explores stigma and discrimination faced by individuals with mental or substance use disorders and recommends effective strategies for reducing stigma and encouraging people to seek treatment and other supportive services. It offers a set of conclusions and recommendations about successful stigma change strategies and the research needed to inform and evaluate these efforts in the United States.

The Myth Of Mental Illness by Thomas S. Szasz

Title The Myth of Mental Illness
Author Thomas S. Szasz
Publisher Harper Collins
Release Date 2011-07-12
Category Psychology
Total Pages 368
ISBN 9780062104748
Language English, Spanish, and French
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50th Anniversary Edition With a New Preface and Two Bonus Essays The most influential critique of psychiatry ever written, Thomas Szasz's classic book revolutionized thinking about the nature of the psychiatric profession and the moral implications of its practices. By diagnosing unwanted behavior as mental illness, psychiatrists, Szasz argues, absolve individuals of responsibility for their actions and instead blame their alleged illness. He also critiques Freudian psychology as a pseudoscience and warns against the dangerous overreach of psychiatry into all aspects of modern life.

Title A Handbook for the Study of Mental Health
Author Teresa L. Scheid
Publisher Cambridge University Press
Release Date 2010
Category Medical
Total Pages 714
ISBN 9780521491945
Language English, Spanish, and French
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The second edition of A Handbook for the Study of Mental Health provides a comprehensive review of the sociology of mental health. Chapters by leading scholars and researchers present an overview of historical, social and institutional frameworks. Part I examines social factors that shape psychiatric diagnosis and the measurement of mental health and illness, theories that explain the definition and treatment of mental disorders and cultural variability. Part II investigates effects of social context, considering class, gender, race and age, and the critical role played by stress, marriage, work and social support. Part III focuses on the organization, delivery and evaluation of mental health services, including the criminalization of mental illness, the challenges posed by HIV, and the importance of stigma. This is a key research reference source that will be useful to both undergraduates and graduate students studying mental health and illness from any number of disciplines.

Title Understanding the Stigma of Mental Illness
Author Julio Arboleda-Flórez
Publisher John Wiley & Sons
Release Date 2008-09-15
Category Psychology
Total Pages 226
ISBN 9780470997635
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Many mentally ill people are the victims of stigma, which leads to additional suffering and humiliation. Negative stereotypes and prejudicial attitudes against them are often reinforced by their media representation as unpredictable, violent and dangerous. Hence the importance of the study of stigma as an explanatory construct of much that transpires in the management of the mentally ill in our societies. This book describes the experience of stigmatization at the level of the individual, and seeks to measure stigma and discrimination from the following perspectives: Self imposed stigma due to shame, guilt and low self esteem; Socially imposed stigma due to social stereotyping and prejudice; and Structurally imposed stigma, caused by policies, practices, and laws that discriminate against the mentally ill. This book briefly describes programmes that aim to reduce such stigma then looks at ways to evaluate their effectiveness. It is the first book to focus on evaluation and research methodologies in stigma and mental health. It also: presents new interventions to reduce stigma describes the various international programmes which help reduce stigma discusses the use of the internet as an international tool to promote awareness of stigma in mental health Understanding the Stigma of Mental Illness is essential reading for clinicians and researchers who wish to apply or develop stigma reduction programmes. It is also a valuable addition to the libraries of political analysts, policy makers, clinicians, researchers, and all those interested in how to approach and measure this distressing social phenomenon.

Reducing Risks For Mental Disorders by Institute of Medicine

Title Reducing Risks for Mental Disorders
Author Institute of Medicine
Publisher National Academies Press
Release Date 1994-01-01
Category Medical
Total Pages 636
ISBN 9780309049399
Language English, Spanish, and French
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The understanding of how to reduce risk factors for mental disorders has expanded remarkably as a result of recent scientific advances. This study, mandated by Congress, reviews those advances in the context of current research and provides a targeted definition of prevention and a conceptual framework that emphasizes risk reduction. Highlighting opportunities for and barriers to interventions, the book draws on successful models for the prevention of cardiovascular disease, injuries, and smoking. In addition, it reviews the risk factors associated with Alzheimer's disease, schizophrenia, alcohol abuse and dependence, depressive disorders, and conduct disorders and evaluates current illustrative prevention programs. The models and examination provide a framework for the design, application, and evaluation of interventions intended to prevent mental disorders and the transfer of knowledge about prevention from research to clinical practice. The book presents a focused research agenda, with recommendations on how to develop effective intervention programs, create a cadre of prevention researchers, and improve coordination among federal agencies.

Good Reasons For Bad Feelings by Randolph M. Nesse, MD

Title Good Reasons for Bad Feelings
Author Randolph M. Nesse, MD
Publisher Penguin
Release Date 2019-02-12
Category Medical
Total Pages 384
ISBN 9781101985687
Language English, Spanish, and French
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A founder of the field of evolutionary medicine uses his decades of experience as a psychiatrist to provide a much-needed new framework for making sense of mental illness. Why do I feel bad? There is real power in understanding our bad feelings. With his classic Why We Get Sick, Dr. Randolph Nesse helped to establish the field of evolutionary medicine. Now he returns with a book that transforms our understanding of mental disorders by exploring a fundamentally new question. Instead of asking why certain people suffer from mental illness, Nesse asks why natural selection has left us all with fragile minds. Drawing on revealing stories from his own clinical practice and insights from evolutionary biology, Nesse shows how negative emotions are useful in certain situations, yet can become overwhelming. Anxiety protects us from harm in the face of danger, but false alarms are inevitable. Low moods prevent us from wasting effort in pursuit of unreachable goals, but they often escalate into pathological depression. Other mental disorders, such as addiction and anorexia, result from the mismatch between modern environment and our ancient human past. And there are good evolutionary reasons for sexual disorders and for why genes for schizophrenia persist. Taken together, these and many more insights help to explain the pervasiveness of human suffering, and show us new paths for relieving it by understanding individuals as individuals.

Title Understanding Mental Disorders Due To Medical Conditions Or Substance Abuse
Author Ghazi Asaad
Publisher Routledge
Release Date 2013-05-24
Category Medical
Total Pages 176
ISBN 9781135063573
Language English, Spanish, and French
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This text is a unique handbook that will heighten the awareness of all mental health professionals and students toward organic factors in mental illness.