Families and Mental Health Treatment

Author: American Psychiatric Association
Publisher: American Psychiatric Pub
ISBN: 9780890424131
Format: PDF, ePub
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The book is a compendium of articles from Psychiatric Services and Hospital and Community Psychiatry on family and mental health treatment.

Integrated Mental Health Services

Author: William R. Breakey
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 9780195074215
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Modern community psychiatry provides public sector psychiatric services to populations in efficient yet cost-effective ways. Increasingly, psychiatrists are applying the same methods and principles in the private sector as better organized managed systems of care are evolving. This book responds to this new interest by providing a thorough examination of community psychiatry. It places modern mental health services in their historical context, describes the methods and programs used to provide such services, and emphasizes integration between service components. With contributions from some of the foremost authorities in the field of psychiatry, the book discusses the public health principles that underlie community approaches, and present the methods used within the several components of a comprehensive service system in order to address the needs of specific populations, stressing interdisciplinary teamwork and coordination within an integrated service network. In addressing target populations, whether they be the residents of specific geographic areas, or special populations such as homeless people or AIDS victims, community psychiatry deals not only with interactions between clinicians and patients but also with the systems that enable these interactions and services to be provided effectively. In modern community psychiatry, success, measured by cost-effectiveness rather than by its faithfulness to any particular theoretical model, is achieved through interdisciplinary teamwork and the involvement of consumers. This book describes the history of public mental health services and the scientific underpinnings of modern community psychiatry in epidemiology, mental health services research and administration. It will be of interest to those in the field of psychiatry interested in the methods and strategies used to provide the range of services that constitute a comprehensive mental health porogram.

A Guide to Psychiatric Services in Schools

Author: Shawna S. Brent
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135197628
Format: PDF, Kindle
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In order to provide comprehensive care to students with a wide variety of social and emotional challenges, close collaboration between psychiatrists and school-based mental health professionals is vital. This book provides practical information about psychiatric diagnoses and medications, as well as effective ways to communicate with physicians, to ensure that the needs of all students and their families are met. Brent reviews the process and content of a psychiatric evaluation, the general principles of psychopharmacology, and the various classes of medications. Subsequent chapters then focus on different psychiatric diagnoses and treatment options. Characteristics, evaluation, and treatment methods are discussed for mood, anxiety, psychotic, pervasive developmental, and externalizing behavior disorders with case examples provided throughout for illustration. A brief overview of mental health crises, including suicidal statements, physical aggression, and self-harm behaviors, and how these can best be handled in the educational setting is also provided. School-based mental health professionals will find this book to be a clear, concise, and practical guide to facilitating strong communication and collaboration amongst themselves, educators, and physicians.

Psychiatric Services for Addicted Patients

Author: American Psychiatric Association
Publisher: American Psychiatric Pub
ISBN: 9780890422762
Format: PDF, Kindle
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The original task force report, completed in the summer of 1994, reflected the current state of addiction treatment and provided recommendations for improving these services in the future. That monograph is reproduced in this book, which accomplishes the following: * Define psychiatrists' current roles and practices in the treatment of substance-dependent patients in relationship to that of other practitioners, with particular attention to issues such as dual diagnosis, methadone treatment, and detoxification* Develop suggestions for appropriate funding mechanisms for the payment of addicted patients' treatment in the context of managed care and indemnity benefit programs* Examine issues related to the funding of public sector programs, including funding of Department of Veterans Affairs programs, block grant funding of state and city programs, as well as funding of voluntary treatment programs within and outside the criminal justice system. This book is divided into four sections. Chapter 1 reviews the history of American psychiatry's interest in addiction disorders and the development of the current network of addiction treatment services. Chapter 2 is a snapshot of the current addiction treatment system, with a description of the services provided in general medical settings, psychiatric hospitals, freestanding residential facilities, and private practice and other outpatient settings. Chapter 3 explores the economics of the treatment system: the costs of addictive diseases to American society and the costs and sources of support for their treatment. Chapter 4 examines the range of system modifications and resource allocations needed to bring high quality, cost-effective treatment to addicted patients and their families. These needs range from improving data collection and treatment research to increasing community involvement and the application of current research findings.

Psychiatric Services in Correctional Facilities

Author: American Psychiatric Association
Publisher: American Psychiatric Pub
ISBN: 0890424640
Format: PDF
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The 15 years since publication of the second edition of the American Psychiatric Association’s task force report on psychiatric services in correctional facilities have seen increasing rates of incarceration of mentally ill individuals, continuing criminalization of substance use disorders, and a lack of accessible and appropriate care in the community. The purpose of the new edition, Psychiatric Services in Correctional Facilities, and the aim of the work group that authored it over many years of research, dialogue, and development, is to provide leadership in addressing the needs of the often disenfranchised population of the incarcerated and to provide guidance to mental health clinicians working in correctional settings. Urging an expanded role in leadership and advocacy, the work group members present the foundational principles that apply to providing care in correctional facilities, outline the basic types of services that should be provided, and apply the principles and guidelines previously established to specific disorders, patient populations, treatment modalities, and special needs. Working with these patients and in these settings presents particular challenges that clinicians are unlikely to have encountered elsewhere in practice, such as the use of seclusion and restraint and administrative issues. Psychiatric Services in Correctional Facilities provides critical guidance and support for mental health professionals operating in this often frustrating environment, enabling them to provide both effective treatment and informed advocacy for their patients.

Managing High Security Psychiatric Care

Author: Charles Kaye
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
ISBN: 9781853025815
Format: PDF
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The management of the secure psychiatric services is under increasing scrutiny. The book illustrates the problems faced by the Special Hospitals, the techniques and action employed to effect major change in these large, enclosed institutions, difficulties and obstacles encountered which dominate and influenced management and clinical initiatives.

Psychiatric Services

Author: American Psychiatric Association
Publisher:
ISBN:
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Texte intégral des articles à partir de janv. 1998 (vol. 49, issue 1) ; de janv. 1995 à déc. 1997, contient seulement les résumés et les tables des matières.

Mental Health Services A Public Health Perspective

Author: Bruce Lubotsky Levin MD
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780199780150
Format: PDF
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This revised and expanded third edition text utilizes a public health framework and the latest epidemiological, treatment, and service systems research to promote a comprehensive understanding of the organization, financing, and delivery of mental health and substance abuse services in the United States. Written by national experts in the field, this timely work will provide policymakers, administrators, clinicians, and public health and behavioral health graduate students with the knowledge base needed to manage and transform mental health service systems, both nationally and locally. The book is unique in providing a public health framework of the most significant issues facing mental health policy makers, administrators, planners, and practitioners. It combines issues (e.g., evaluation; law; ethnicity) that extend across different age groups, treatment settings, and disorders, with issues that are population and disorder specific. The publication of this book is timely for those involved with the debate over national health care reform legislation, and provides important and timely information (on populations at-risk for mental disorders, services, and systems issues) for those responsible for implementing policies and programs resulting from this reform effort.