The Palgrave Handbook of Child Mental Health

The Palgrave Handbook of Child Mental Health
Author: Michelle O'Reilly,Jessica Nina Lester
Publsiher: Palgrave Macmillan
Total Pages: 706
Release: 2015-09-02
Genre: Psychology
ISBN: 1137428309

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This Handbook illustrates the importance of examining child mental health from a different perspective, one that assumes that psychiatric categories are made real in and through both written and spoken language. It gathers a range of applied and theoretical analyses from leading scholars and clinicians in order to examine the conversational practices of children diagnosed with mental health disorders alongside those of their parents, families and practitioners. The contributors move away from viewing mental illness as an objective truth; instead reintroducing the relevance of language in constructing and deconstructing the assumptions that surround the diagnosis and treatment of childhood mental health disorders. Including chapters on ADHD, autism, depression, eating disorders and trauma, this collection addresses the diversity involved in discussing child mental health. Divided into six parts: the place of conversation/discourse analysis; critical approaches; social constructions of normal/abnormal; situating and exploring the difficulties involved; managing problem behaviour and discussing different practices involved; this Handbook presents a comprehensive overview of child mental health. It is an essential reference resource for all those involved or interested in child 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.

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 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.

The Palgrave Handbook of Male Psychology and Mental Health

The Palgrave Handbook of Male Psychology and Mental Health
Author: John A. Barry,Roger Kingerlee,Martin Seager,Luke Sullivan
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 715
Release: 2019-03-01
Genre: Social Science
ISBN: 9783030043841

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This Handbook represents the first concerted effort to understand male mental health in a way that facilitates a positive step forward in both theory and treatment. An alarming number of men experience serious mental health issues, as demonstrated by high rates of suicide and violent offending. Despite these problems, the study of male psychology has either been overlooked, or viewed as a problem of defective masculinity. This handbook brings together experts from across the world to discuss men’s mental health, from prenatal development, through childhood, adolescence, and fatherhood. Men and masculinity are explored from multiple perspectives including evolutionary, cross-cultural, cognitive, biological, developmental, and existential viewpoints, with a focus on practical suggestions and demonstrations of successful clinical work with men. Throughout, chapters question existing models of understanding and treating men’s mental health and explore new approaches, theories and interventions. This definitive handbook encapsulates a new wave of positive theory and practice in the field of male psychology and will be of great value to professionals, academics, and those working with males through the lifespan in any sector related to male mental health and wellbeing.

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 Palgrave Handbook of Childhood Studies

The Palgrave Handbook of Childhood Studies
Author: J. Qvortrup,W. Corsaro,M. Honig
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 452
Release: 2016-04-30
Genre: Social Science
ISBN: 9780230274686

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A landmark publication in the field, this state of the art reference work, with contributions from leading thinkers across a range of disciplines, is an essential guide to the study of children and childhood, and sets out future research agendas for the subject.

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.