The Palgrave Handbook of Adult Mental Health

The Palgrave Handbook of Adult Mental Health
Author: Michelle O'Reilly,Jessica Nina Lester
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 704
Release: 2016-04-08
Genre: Psychology
ISBN: 9781137496850

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This Handbook gathers together empirical and theoretical chapters from leading scholars and clinicians to examine the broad issue of adult mental health. The contributors draw upon data from a variety of contexts to illustrate the multiple ways in which language as action can assist us in better understanding the discursive practices that surround adult mental health. Conversation and discourse analysis are useful, related approaches for the study of mental health conditions, particularly when underpinned by a social constructionist framework. In the field of mental health, the use of these two approaches is growing, with emergent implications for adults with mental health conditions, their practitioners, and/or their families. Divided into four parts; Reconceptualising Mental Health and Illness; Naming, Labelling and Diagnosing; The Discursive Practice of Psychiatry; and Therapy and Interventions; this Handbook provides a comprehensive overview of current debates regarding adult mental health.

The Palgrave Handbook of Child Mental Health

The Palgrave Handbook of Child Mental Health
Author: Jessica Nina Lester,Michelle O'Reilly
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 647
Release: 2015-12-17
Genre: Psychology
ISBN: 9781137428318

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A landmark publication in the field, this state of the art reference work includes contributions from leading thinkers across a range of disciplines on topics including ADHD, autism, depression, eating disorders and trauma. It is an essential resource for all those involved or interested in child mental health.

Examining Mental Health through Social Constructionism

Examining Mental Health through Social Constructionism
Author: Michelle O'Reilly,Jessica Nina Lester
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 366
Release: 2017-09-26
Genre: Psychology
ISBN: 9783319600956

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This book explores social constructionism and the language of mental distress. Mental health research has traditionally been dominated by genetic and biomedical explanations that provide only partial explanations. However, process research that utilises qualitative methods has grown in popularity. Situated within this new strand of research, the authors examine and critically assess some of the different contributions that social constructionism has made to the study of mental distress and to how those diagnosed are conceptualized and labeled. This will be an invaluable introduction and source of practical strategies for academics, researchers and students as well as clinical practitioners, mental health professionals, and others working with mental health such as educationalists and social workers.

The Palgrave Handbook of Sociocultural Perspectives on Global Mental Health

The Palgrave Handbook of Sociocultural Perspectives on Global Mental Health
Author: Ross G. White,Sumeet Jain,David M.R. Orr,Ursula M. Read
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 807
Release: 2017-01-20
Genre: Psychology
ISBN: 9781137395108

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This handbook incisively explores challenges and opportunities that exist in efforts aimed at addressing inequities in mental health provision across the globe. Drawing on various disciplines across the humanities, psychology, and social sciences it charts the emergence of Global Mental Health as a field of study. It critically reflects on efforts and interventions being made to globalize mental health policies, and discusses key themes relevant for understanding and supporting the mental health needs of people living in diverse socio-economical and cultural environments. Over three rich sections, the handbook critically engages with Global Mental Health discourses. To help guide future efforts to support mental health and wellbeing in different parts of the world, the third section of the handbook consists of case studies of innovative mental health policy and practice, which are presented from a variety of different perspectives. This seminal handbook will appeal to a transnational community of post-graduate students, academics and practitioners, from global health to transcultural psychiatry and medical anthropology. It will be also of interest to researchers and clinical practitioners, policy makers and non-governmental organisations involved in cross-cultural mental health work.

The SAGE Handbook of Qualitative Research in Psychology

The SAGE Handbook of Qualitative Research in Psychology
Author: Carla Willig,Wendy Stainton Rogers
Publsiher: SAGE
Total Pages: 664
Release: 2017-03-31
Genre: Psychology
ISBN: 9781526422842

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One of our bestselling handbooks, The SAGE Handbook of Qualitative Research in Psychology, is back for a second edition. Since the first edition qualitative research in psychology has been transformed. Responding to this, existing chapters have been updated, and three new chapters introduced on Thematic Analysis, Interpretation and Netnography. With a focus on methodological progress throughout, the chapters are organised into three sections: Section One: Methods Section Two: Perspectives and Techniques Section Three: Applications In the field of psychology and beyond, this handbook will constitute a valuable resource for both experienced qualitative researchers and novices for many years to come.

The Palgrave Handbook of American Mental Health Policy

The Palgrave Handbook of American Mental Health Policy
Author: Howard H. Goldman,Richard G. Frank,Joseph P. Morrissey
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 687
Release: 2019-05-07
Genre: Political Science
ISBN: 9783030119089

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This handbook is the definitive resource for understanding current mental health policy controversies, options, and implementation strategies. It offers a thorough review of major issues in mental health policy to inform the policy-making process, presenting the pros and cons of controversial, significant issues through close analyses of data. Some of the topics covered are the effectiveness of various biomedical and psychosocial interventions, the role of mental illness in violence, and the effectiveness of coercive strategies. The handbook presents cases for conditions in which specialized mental health services are needed and those in which it might be better to deliver mental health treatment in mainstream health and social services settings. It also examines the balance between federal, state, and local authority, and the financing models for delivery of efficient and effective mental health services. It is aimed for an audience of policy-makers, researchers, and informed citizens that can contribute to future policy deliberations.

A Practical Guide to Social Interaction Research in Autism Spectrum Disorders

A Practical Guide to Social Interaction Research in Autism Spectrum Disorders
Author: Michelle O'Reilly,Jessica Nina Lester,Tom Muskett
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 362
Release: 2017-11-16
Genre: Psychology
ISBN: 9781137592361

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This book introduces a novel approach for examining language and communication in autism spectrum disorder (ASD) - discourse and conversation analysis. The authors offer a set of very different perspectives on these complex issues than are typically presented in psychological and clinical work. Emerging from a range of social scientific fields, discourse and conversation analysis involve fine-grained qualitative analysis of naturally-occurring, rather than laboratory-based, interaction, enabling broad applications. Presented in two parts, this innovative volume first provides a set of pedagogical chapters to develop the reader's knowledge and skills in using these approaches, before moving to showcase the use of discursive methods through a range of original contributions from world-leading scholars, drawn from a range of disciplines including sociology, academic and clinical psychology, speech and language therapy, critical disability studies and social theory, and medicine and psychiatry.

Corpus Discourse and Mental Health

Corpus  Discourse and Mental Health
Author: Daniel Hunt,Gavin Brookes
Publsiher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2020-05-28
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
ISBN: 9781350059191

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Situated at the interface of corpus linguistics and health communication, Corpus, Discourse and Mental Health provides insights into the linguistic practices of members of three online support communities as they describe their experiences of living with and managing different mental health problems, including anorexia nervosa, depression and diabulimia. In examining contemporary health communication data, the book combines quantitative corpus linguistic methods with qualitative discourse analysis that draws upon recent theoretical insights from critical health sociology. Using this mixed-methods approach, the analysis identifies patterns and consistencies in the language used by people experiencing psychological distress and their role in realising varying representations of mental illness, diagnosis and treatment. Far from being neutral accounts of suffering and treating illness, corpus analysis illustrates that these interactions are suffused with moral and ideological tensions sufferers seek to collectively negotiate responsibility for the onset and treatment of recalcitrant mental health problems. Integrating corpus linguistics, critical discourse analysis and health sociology, this book showcases the capacity of linguistic analysis for understanding mental health discourse as well as critically exploring the potential of corpus linguistics to offer an evidence-based approach to health communication research.