Psychological Recovery

Author: Retta Andresen
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1119975166
Format: PDF
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This book offers a succinct model of recovery from serious mental illness, synthesizing stories of lived experience to provide a framework for clinical work and research in the field of recovery. • Places the process of recovery within the context of normal human growth and development • Compares and contrasts concepts of recovery from mental illness with the literature on grief, loss and trauma • Situates recovery within the growing field of positive psychology – focusing on the active, hopeful process • Describes a consumer-oriented, stage-based model of psychological recovery which is unique in its focus on intrapersonal processes

Beyond Schizophrenia

Author: Marjorie L. Baldwin
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 1442248343
Format: PDF, Docs
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The experience of living and working with schizophrenia is often fraught with challenges and setbacks. This book is a comprehensive attempt to explain why, in spite of near-miraculous advances in medication and treatment, persons with mental illness fare worse than almost any other disadvantaged group in the labor market. As a researcher of economics and disability and the mother of a son with schizophrenia, the author speaks from both professional and personal experience. First, she looks at societal factors that affect employment outcomes for persons with schizophrenia (or other serious mental illness), including stigma and discrimination, investments in human capital, the quality of mental health services, and the support of family and friends. Then she examines workplace factors that affect employment outcomes, including employer mandates in the Americans with Disabilities Act, the decision to disclose a diagnosis of mental illness at work, the interaction between job demands and functional limitations, and job accommodations for persons with a serious mental illness. Giving weight to both perspectives, the final chapter outlines a set of policy recommendations designed to improve employment outcomes for this population.

Wellbeing Recovery and Mental Health

Author: Mike Slade
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1107543053
Format: PDF
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This book brings together current research on recovery and wellbeing, to inform mental health systems and wider community development.

Beyond Medication

Author: David Garfield
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317723562
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Beyond Medication focuses on the creation and evolution of the therapeutic relationship as the agent of change in the recovery from psychosis. Organized from the clinician’s point of view, this practical guidebook moves directly into the heart of the therapeutic process with a sequence of chapters that outline the progressive steps of engagement necessary to recovery. Both the editors and contributors challenge the established medical model by placing the therapeutic relationship at the centre of the treatment process, thus supplanting medication as the single most important element in recovery. Divided into three parts, topics of focus include: Strengthening the patient The mechanism of therapeutic change Sustaining the therapeutic approach. This book will be essential reading for all mental health professionals working with psychosis including psychoanalysts, psychiatrists, psychologists and social workers.

Recovery Beyond Psychiatry

Author: David Whitwell
Publisher: Free Assn Books
ISBN:
Format: PDF
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David Whitwell's thesis is that it is not conventional psychiatric treatment that is key to recovery, but non-specific aspects of care such as support, safety, general health, good relationships. The author's conclusion is that recovery should be adopted as the goal of mental health services. Treatment then becomes just one option that can be used in certain situations. For example, acute psychiatry becomes a particular set of procedures for dealing with essentially urgent and dangerous situationsâ??as a special kind of first aid which needs to be fitted into the individual's long-term recovery plan.

Recovery in Mental Illness

Author: Ruth O. Ralph
Publisher: Amer Psychological Assn
ISBN: 9781591471639
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Recovery in Mental Illness: Broadening Our Understanding of Wellness explores what recovery means from various perspectives, drawing from sociological models and from qualitative studies that incorporate mental health consumers' subjective experiences. Readers seeking to better understand the nature of wellness will find a rich and nuanced discussion of recovery as process, outcome, and natural occurrence. Researchers and therapists alike will benefit from this examination of evidence-based services and consumer-endorsed practices that may not be measurable by traditional quantitative methodologies.

Beyond Blue

Author: Therese Borchard
Publisher: Center Street
ISBN: 1599952734
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Therese Borchard may be one of the frankest, funniest people on the planet. That, combined with her keen writing abilities has made her Beliefnet blog, Beyond Blue, one of the most trafficked blogs on the site. BEYOND BLUE, the book, is part memoir/part self-help. It describes Borchard's experience of living with manic depression as well as providing cutting-edge research and information on dealing with mood disorders. By exposing her vulnerability, she endears herself immediately to the reader and then reduces even the most depressed to laughter as she provides a companion on the journey to recovery and the knowledge that the reader is not alone. Comprised of four sections and twenty-one chapters, BEYOND BLUE covers a wide range of topics from codependency to addiction, poor body image to postpartum depression, from alternative medicine to psychopharmacology, managing anxiety to applying lessons from therapy. Because of her laser wit and Erma Bombeck sense of humor, every chapter is entertaining as well as serious.

Sane

Author: Marya Hornbacher
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1592859887
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Marya Hornbacher, author of the international best-sellers Madness and Wasted, offers an enlightening examination of the Twelve Steps for those with co-occurring addiction and mental health disorders. Marya Hornbacher, author of the international best sellers Madness: A Bipolar Life and Wasted: A Memoir of Anorexia and Bulimia, offers an enlightening examination of the Twelve Steps for those with co-occurring addiction and mental health disorders.In this beautifully written recovery handbook, New York Times best-selling author Marya Hornbacher applies the wisdom earned from her struggle with a severe mental illness and addiction to offer an honest and illuminating examination of the Twelve Steps of Alcoholics Anonymous for those with co-occurring addiction and mental health disorders.Relaying her recovery experiences, and those of the people with whom she has shared her journey, Hornbacher guides readers through the maze of special issues that make working each Step a unique challenge for those with co-occurring disorders.She addresses the difficulty that many with a mental illness have with finding support in a recovery program that often discourages talk about emotional problems, and the therapy and medication that they require. At the same time, Hornbacher reveals how the Twelve Steps can offer insights, spiritual sustenance, and practical guidance to enhance stability for those who truly have to approach sanity and sobriety one day at a time.

Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing

Author: Mary C Townsend
Publisher: F.A. Davis
ISBN: 0803669860
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Clearly written, comprehensive coverage of psychiatric mental-health nursing delivers what nursing students need to meet the challenges of health care today. Its evidence-based, holistic approach to nursing practice focuses on both physiological and psychological disorders. Designed to be used in longer psychiatric mental-health nursing courses, this text provides students with a comprehensive grounding in therapeutic approaches as well as must-know DSM-5 disorders and nursing interventions.

Essentials of Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing

Author: Mary C Townsend
Publisher: F.A. Davis
ISBN: 080364051X
Format: PDF, Mobi
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New DSM-5 content! Whether it’s an entire course on psychiatric nursing or integrating these principles into an existing course, this is the text that’s concise, engaging, and informative. It offers an evidence-based, holistic approach to mental health nursing—in a streamlined format that explores nursing diagnoses for both physiological and psychological disorders. It’s the psychiatric nursing text that students actually read, understand, and use.