Psychology, Mental Health and Distress

Author: John Cromby,David Harper,Paula Reavey

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 1137295899

Category: Psychology

Page: 452

View: 6287

What does the word 'schizophrenia' mean to you? Perhaps your first thought is of someone with a medical condition that involves some kind of brain disease? But what if you knew that the person in question had been through a traumatic childhood? Would that change how you thought about their mental health? And what impact does this have on how we as a society interact with people with mental distress? Psychology, Mental Health and Distress is the first mainstream textbook that reconsiders the traditional emphasis on the biological and psychiatric models for what is commonly, but contentiously, known as 'abnormal psychology' or 'psychopathology'. It provides a fully rounded account of mental distress, including social and relationship causes, and challenges your preconceptions about what you think you know about mental health. Key features: * Reflects new approaches to mental health and the kinds of psychological interventions (or 'treatments') for those experiencing distress, moving away from a limited diagnostic model * Offers a wealth of case stories to portray the reality of living with distress, building your empathy to encourage sensitive practice * Fully informed by current experimental, qualitative and theoretical psychological research including research into hearing voices * Written by a team of leading clinical and social psychologists with additional contributions by renowned figures including Richard Bentall, a bestselling Penguin author whose Madness Explained won the 2004 BPS Book Award * Includes a chapter authored by those with first-hand experience of mental health services, ensuring you understand the nuances of this emotionally charged, and often controversial, topic The authors draw from a range of experience, examples and approaches to present this student-friendly and engaging text: core reading for anyone serious about understanding mental health issues.
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Der Sinn des Wahnsinns - Psychische Störungen verstehen

Author: Neel Burton

Publisher: Springer-Verlag

ISBN: 3827427746

Category: Psychology

Page: 238

View: 2128

Was es heißt, verrückt zu sein Die Zahl psychischer Erkrankungen nimmt vor allem in den Industrieländern stetig zu. Auch in Deutschland leiden immer mehr Menschen etwa an Depressionen oder Angststörungen. Psychische Störungen können uns alle betreffen: Sie sind in der Mitte der Gesellschaft angekommen, auch wenn ihr Wesen und ihre Ursachen nach wie vor Rätsel aufgeben. Das Buch von Neel Burton beschreibt und erläutert die wichtigsten dieser Störungen und rückt sie zugleich in ein neues Licht: Könnte der „Wahnsinn“ einen tieferen Sinn für uns Menschen haben? Der Sinn des Wahnsinns will auch eine Debatte über psychische Störungen anstoßen. Das Buch soll das Interesse an der Thematik wecken und den Leser dazu anregen, über jene geheimnisvolle Seite der Seele nachzudenken. Fragen gibt es genug: Was ist beispielsweise Schizophrenie? Warum ist sie so verbreitet? Warum tritt sie nur bei Menschen auf und nicht bei Tieren? Was kann uns dies über Körper und Seele sagen, über Sprache und Kreativität, über Musik und Religion? Welche Behandlungsmöglichkeiten gibt es bei Depression? Wie können Menschen lernen, mit Angst umzugehen? Wo liegt die Grenze zwischen psychisch „krank“ und psychisch „normal“? Gibt es einen Zusammenhang zwischen psychischen Störungen und Genialität? Und sind wir alle ein wenig „verrückt“? Einfühlsam und mit zahlreichen Bezügen zu Literatur, Kunst und Philosophie widmet sich Burton den Grundelementen der Persönlichkeit, der Schizophrenie und dem „Preis des Menschseins“, der Depression und dem „Fluch des Starken“, der manisch-depressiven Erkrankung, der Angst und ihrem Zusammenhang mit Freiheit und Tod sowie dem Suizid. Dabei geht er der Frage nach, was uns psychische Störungen über das Wesen des Menschen und über die Bedingungen des menschlichen Daseins verraten können. „Eine fesselnde Lektüre für alle, die einmal einen Blick in die Welt der psychischen Störungen werfen wollen.“ Professor Robert Howard, Vorsitzender des Royal College of Psychiatrists in London
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Klinische Psychologie

Author: Ronald J. Comer

Publisher: Spektrum Akademischer Verlag

ISBN: 9783827405920

Category: Psychology, clinical

Page: 656

View: 2142

Auf Anhieb ein Lehrbuchklassiker auch auf dem deutschen Markt, hat die erste Auflage von Comers Klinischer Psychologie sich als ebenso beliebte wie gewichtige PrA1/4fungslektA1/4re bei Studenten herumgesprochen. Die Neuauflage folgt den Aktualisierungen der amerikanischen Neuauflage vom Sommer 2000, ist aber spezifischer auf die deutschen StudiengAnge zugeschnitten - konzentrierter in der Darstellung, aber weiterhin zum BlAttern einladend. Noch immer ein dickes Buch, aber nun in Hardcover zum alten Softcoverpreis zu haben.
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Deconstructing Psychopathology

Author: Ian Parker,Eugenie Georgaca,David Harper,Terence McLaughlin,Mark Stowell-Smith

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1446233804

Category: Psychology

Page: 176

View: 6369

`Fast becoming a contemporary classic... this book tries both to be critical and engender critical thinking in a number of ways. It offers an overview of a number of theories that address human distress as well as particular forms of "pathology". This book effectively highlights the way that western society has taken "normal"; and "abnormal" emotional states to be factual entities rather than the constructed understandings of human phenomena that they are.... should be on the reading list of every course/module that attends to human distress' - Journal of the Society for Existential Analysis This practical and accessible critique of the institutions, practices and presuppositions that underlie the study of `psychopathology' will be invaluable for students and practitioners who are working to understand mental health and distress. The authors - who come from backgrounds in clinical psychology, psychiatric social work, psychoanalysis, psychology teaching and action research - challenge the traditions of the field. They analyze the notion of `psychopathology' as a conventional term in psychology and psychiatry through the language and institutions that hold it in place; and explore the implications of deconstructive ideas for the theories and practices that sustain clinical treatments; and offer an alternative way of seeing `psychopathology', with accounts of critical professional work and good practice. Deconstructing Psychopathology is invaluable reading for students, academics and practitioners across a range of disciplines who are working to understand mental health and distress, including clinical and counselling psychology, psychiatry, psychiatric social work, counselling and psychotherapy.
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Social Perspective

The Missing Element in Mental Health Practice

Author: Richard U'Ren

Publisher: University of Toronto Press

ISBN: 1442695218

Category: Psychology

Page: 224

View: 1897

Social Perspective explores the impact of social factors on individual health, a topic often overlooked in the practice of psychiatry, psychology, and medicine. Richard U'Ren synthesizes viewpoints and information usually dispersed among many disciplines to show how social roles, political-economic conditions, and the social stratification system all contribute to individual well-being or disorder. U'Ren investigates how access to income, education, and social affiliations buffers individuals against stress and facilitates coping. He demonstrates that those who lack access to such resources suffer the poorest health and the greatest mental distress — a problem that has only grown more challenging with rising inequality. Adding a new dimension to understandings of mental health, mental illness, and psychological distress, Social Perspective offers clinicians a concise account of society's impact on the individual.
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Community Psychology and the Socio-economics of Mental Distress

International Perspectives

Author: Carl Walker,Katherine Johnson,Liz Cunningham

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 1137003049

Category: Psychology

Page: 304

View: 5766

Community psychology is a fast-developing discipline and is one of the most exciting areas of psychology. But how do different countries around the world respond to their own unique socio-economic challenges and can community psychology provide the much-needed solutions? Taking a uniquely global perspective to mental distress, this textbook provides a refreshing account of this dynamic field. Written by an international team of experts with the needs of students in mind, it is an essential guide to both mental distress and the global political context in which psychologists operate around the world, in this time of profound global socio-economic upheaval. Complete with up to date case studies from around the globe, students of community psychology, mental health, sociology and social policy will find this a fascinating guide to the growing area of community psychology.
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The Handbook of Mental Health and Space

Community and Clinical Applications

Author: Laura McGrath,Paula Reavey

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317216598

Category: Psychology

Page: 318

View: 8182

The Handbook of Mental Health and Space brings together the psychosocial work on experiences of space and mental distress, making explicit the links between theoretical work and clinical and community practice. The change from an institutional to community care model of mental health services can be seen as a fundamental spatial change in the lives of service users, and the book aims to to stimulate discussion about mental healthcare spaces and their design.With contributions from those involved in theorizing space, those drawing on their own experiences of distress and space, as well as practitioners working on the ground,the book will be of interest to mental health practitioners and academics.
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Wer dem Glück hinterherrennt, läuft daran vorbei

Ein Umdenkbuch

Author: Russ Harris

Publisher: Kösel-Verlag

ISBN: 3641038227

Category: Self-Help

Page: 400

View: 4899

Ausstieg aus der Glücksfalle: Besser leben als dem Glück nachjagen Kann das sein? Dass unsere Vorstellungen über das Glück uns unglücklich machen? Dieses spannende Umdenkbuch beruht auf einem bahnbrechenden Ansatz in der Psychologie: der Akzeptanz- und Commitment-Therapie (ACT). Die in kürzester Zeit erlernbaren Techniken haben ihre Wirksamkeit in vielen wissenschaftlichen Studien bewiesen. Die Folge: Sorgen und Stress müssen nicht mehr angestrengt bekämpft werden. Selbst wenn uns Schwierigkeiten begegnen, können wir ein tief erfülltes Leben führen. "Das Buch liegt bei mir am Nachttisch und ich befolge fleißig die Übungsanleitungen. Es ist klug, zugleich leichtfüßig und amüsant und bestimmt eine große Hilfe für viele Menschen. Ach was – für alle eigentlich." Konstantin Wecker
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Psychologie und Geisteskrankheit

Author: Michel Foucault

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783518102725

Category: Mental illness

Page: 131

View: 6302

Posted in Mental illness

Oxford Textbook of Women and Mental Health

Author: Dora Kohen

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199214360

Category: Medical

Page: 333

View: 4954

The Oxford Textbook of Women and Mental Health presents a balanced understanding of different aspects of gender and mental health. Exploring issues covering psychological, social, and cultural aspects of mental health problems, this work looks at epidemiological data that shows the increased frequency of different clinical aspects of many psychiatric disorders in women, and helps readers to appreciate the societal, parental, and personal consequences of mental health problems. The online version of the Oxford Textbook of Women and Mental Health contains the full text of the print edition (which can be browsed by the contents list or searched), links from references in the text to external sources (via PubMed, ISI, and CrossRef), and all figures and illustrations from the print edition, downloadable into PowerPoint.
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13 Dinge, die mental starke Menschen NICHT tun

An alle, die sich heute besser fühlen möchten als gestern

Author: Amy Morin

Publisher: S. Fischer Verlag

ISBN: 3104032858

Category: Self-Help

Page: 256

View: 4174

Dieses Buch macht Sie stark! Und das sofort! Depression und Burnout sind für Amy Morin keine Fremdworte: Auf den Tag genau drei Jahre, nachdem sie ihre Mutter verloren hatte, starb ihr Mann ganz plötzlich an einem Herzinfarkt. Morin wurde mit nur 26 Jahren Witwe und musste selbst lernen, nach diesen schweren Schicksalsschlägen zu mentaler Stärke zu finden. Sie nutzte den Umbruch zum Neuanfang. Die Psychotherapeutin und Sozialpädagogin Amy Morin weiß: Wir alle sind nur so gut, wie unsere schlechtesten Angewohnheiten es zulassen. Sie sind wie eine schwere Last, sie behindern, ermüden und frustrieren. Sie halten uns davon ab, unser Potential voll auszunutzen, sie führen zu Depression und Burnout. Unsere mentale Stärke und Resilienz steigern wir, indem wir negative Verhaltens- und Denkmuster ablegen, wie z.B. in Selbstmitleid zu versinken, sofortige Erfolge zu erwarten oder das Alleinsein zu fürchten. Freuen wir uns stattdessen auf Veränderungen, besiegen wir unsere Ängste, werden wir glücklich und erfolgreich! Der erste Ratgeber mit einem ganz neuen Ansatz zur Verbesserung der mentalen Stärke und der Resilienz: mitreißend, effektiv und überzeugend!
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Social Perspectives in Mental Health

Developing Social Models to Understand and Work with Mental Distress

Author: Jerry Tew

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

ISBN: 184310220X

Category: Psychology

Page: 240

View: 4111

This comprehensive volume offers a whole new practice framework that helps to make sense of people's mental distress and recovery in relation to their social experience. The book presents a wide range of the social and political dimensions of mental health and distress.
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A Handbook for the Study of Mental Health

Social Contexts, Theories, and Systems

Author: Teresa L. Scheid,Tony N. Brown

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521491940

Category: Medical

Page: 714

View: 482

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.
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A Public Health Perspective of Women’s Mental Health

Author: Bruce Lubotsky Levin,Marion Ann Becker

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9781441915269

Category: Medical

Page: 408

View: 1696

A Public Health Perspective of Women’s Mental Health Edited by Bruce Lubotsky Levin and Marion Ann Becker As many as one-half of all women in the U.S. will experience some form of mental illness in their lives—an especially distressing fact when health care budgets are in flux, adding to existing disparities and unmet health needs. Written from a unique multidisciplinary framework, A Public Health Perspective of Women’s Mental Health addresses today’s most pressing mental health challenges: effective treatment, efficient prevention, equal access, improved service delivery, and stronger public policy. Eminent clinicians, researchers, academicians, and advocates examine the effects of mental illness on women’s lives and discuss the scope of clinical and service delivery issues affecting women, focusing on these major areas: Epidemiology of mental disorders in girls, female adolescents, adult women, and older women. Selected disorders of particular concern to women, including depression and postpartum depression, eating disorders, menopause, chemical dependence, and HIV/AIDS. Mental health needs of women in the workplace, rural areas, and prisons. Racial and ethnic disparities and their impact on service delivery. Parenting and recovery issues in mothers with mental illness. Women’s mental health services in an era of evidence-based medicine. Improving women’s health in today’s technological climate. A Public Health Perspective of Women’s Mental Health is a resource of immediate importance to professionals and graduate students in the public health, health administration, health disparities, social work, behavioral health, and health services research fields, as well as nursing, community/health psychology and community/public psychiatry.
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In and Out of Our Right Minds

The Mental Health of African American Women

Author: Diane Brown,Verna Keith

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 9780231509008

Category: Social Science

Page: 396

View: 967

African American women have commonly been portrayed as "pillars" of their communities—resilient mothers, sisters, wives, and grandmothers who remain steadfast in the face of all adversities. While these portrayals imply that African American women have few psychological problems, the scientific literature and demographic data present a different picture. They reveal that African American women are at increased risk for psychological distress because of factors that disproportionately affect them, including lower incomes, greater poverty and unemployment, unmarried motherhood, racism, and poor physical health. Yet at the same time, rates of mental illness are low. This invaluable book is the first comprehensive examination of the contradictions between the strengths and vulnerabilities of this population. Using the contexts of race, gender, and social class, In and Out of Our Right Minds challenges the traditional notions of mental health and mental illness as they apply to African American women.
Posted in Social Science

Feuer und Zorn

Im Weißen Haus von Donald Trump

Author: Michael Wolff

Publisher: Rowohlt Verlag GmbH

ISBN: 364400207X

Category: Political Science

Page: 512

View: 4250

Es ist das Enthüllungsbuch, das die Präsidentschaft von Donald Trump erschüttert: Michael Wolffs «Feuer und Zorn» ist ein eindrucksvolles Sittengemälde der amerikanischen Politik unter Trump. Im Mittelpunkt ein Präsident, den seine Mitarbeiter wie ein kleines Kind behandeln, und der umgeben ist von Inkompetenz, Intrigen und Verrat. Der Bestseller-Autor Wolff beschreibt das Chaos, das in den ersten Monaten im Weißen Haus geherrscht hat, er enthüllt, wie nah die Russland-Verbindung an Trump herangerückt ist und wie es zum Rauswurf des FBI-Chefs Comey kam. Und er liefert erstaunliche Details über das Privatleben dieses Präsidenten. Über zweihundert Interviews hat Wolff mit den engsten Mitarbeitern des US-Präsidenten geführt, darunter auch der ehemalige Chef-Berater Stephen Bannon: Noch nie ist es einem Journalisten gelungen, das Geschehen im Weißen Haus so genau nachzuzeichnen. Herausgekommen ist das einzigartige Porträt eines Präsidenten, der selbst nie damit gerechnet hat, die Wahl zu gewinnen. Michael Wolffs Bericht aus dem Weißen Haus unter Trump ist in den USA ein Bestseller: ein aktuelles politisches Buch, das das sich wie ein Königsdrama von Shakespeare liest.
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Building a New Community Psychology of Mental Health

Spaces, Places, People and Activities

Author: Carl Walker,Angie Hart,Paul Hanna

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137360992

Category: Psychology

Page: 199

View: 1954

This book provides a much-needed account of informal community-based approaches to working with mental distress. It starts from the premise that contemporary mainstream psychiatry and psychology struggle to capture how distress results from complex embodied arrays of social experiences that are embedded within specific historical, cultural, political and economic settings. The authors challenge mainstream understandings of mental health that position a naive public in need of mental health literacy. Instead it is clear that a considerable amount of invaluable mental distress work is undertaken in spaces in our communities that are not understood as mental health treatments. This book represents one of the first attempts to position these kinds of spaces at the center of how we understand and address problems of mental distress and suffering. The chapters draw on case studies from the UK and abroad to point toward an exciting new paradigm based on informal community and socially oriented approaches to mental health. Written in an unusually accessible and engaging style, this book will appeal to social science students, academics, practitioners and policy makers interested in community and social approaches to mental health.
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What Is Mental Illness?

Author: Richard J. McNally

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 0674046498

Category: Psychology

Page: 277

View: 3477

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.
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