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Mental Health Assessments

Gwen Howe

Written with the help of sufferers and carers to give a consumer's perspective of how the mental health services react when a person becomes mentally ill. The book focuses on the problems that can arise when someone undergoes a formal assessment for compulsory admission to hospital and examines what can go wrong with the assessment process. more »

1998, Paperback: £19.99/ $32.95
ISBN: 978-1-85302-458-0, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 144pp

Keywords: mental health, mental illness, social work

Getting Into the System

Living with Serious Mental Illness

Gwen Howe

The book addresses, through case studies, the barriers that can be encountered by people suffering mental distress and their relatives in getting access to appropriate care and treatment. The case studies come from the experience of the group members and are subject to group analysis by people who have direct experience of severe mental illness. more »

1997, Paperback: £25.00/ $39.95
ISBN: 978-1-85302-457-3, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 144pp

Keyword: mental health

Anorexics on Anorexia

Anorexics on Anorexia

Edited by Rosemary Shelley

Recovering sufferers of Anorexia Nervosa describe in their own words their personal experiences of this illness, providing not only support for fellow sufferers but also invaluable insights for the families of sufferers and for carers and professionals. more »

1997, Paperback: £15.99/ $28.95
ISBN: 978-1-85302-471-9, 216mm x 138mm / 8.5in x 5.5in, 160pp

Keywords: counselling, eating disorders

Arts Therapies and Clients with Eating Disorders

Arts Therapies and Clients with Eating Disorders

Fragile Board

Edited by Ditty Dokter

Eating disorders are of increasing concern in the medical and psychiatric professions. Growing awareness that the arts therapies have something unique and positive to offer led to the publication of this book by experts in all areas of the arts therapies. more »

1994, Paperback: £22.99/ $36.95
ISBN: 978-1-85302-256-2, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 320pp

Keywords: arts therapies, counselling, eating disorders, interdisciplinary arts therapies, mental health, psychiatry, psychotherapy

Working with Schizophrenia

A Needs Based Approach

Gwen Howe

Based on a tried and tested needs-based approach it begins by looking at the present 'state of play' in society's approach to schizophrenia, and the experiences of both sufferers and their families. It goes on to identify the needs raised by such experiences and considers ways of meeting them, before detailing methods of intervention. more »

1987, Paperback: £25.00/ $39.95
ISBN: 978-1-85302-242-5, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 200pp

Keywords: mental health, psychiatry, psychology, psychosis

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