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Where There Is No Psychiatrist: A Mental Health Care Manual by [Patel, Vikram, Hanlon, Charlotte]

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''In a flat 20 minutes the reader would be equipped to assess someone with mental illness. The book is simple and has an appeal at various levels from an average lay reader to a medical practitioner. This great enduring effort from Vikram Patel is timely and a godsend for all.'' One India One People journal

''This comprehensive work empowers healthcare workers in under-resourced and developing communities to build much-needed mental health care into all aspects of existing services.'' iMHLP news

''It s colourful cover and attractive price are just the start of its attractions. ...Perhaps the most important feature of the book is its breadth and flexibility...the community is encouraged to find its own way to respond to mental ill health and its determinants.'' Primary Care Mental Health

''A useful aid to understanding cross-cultural mental health ... the book provides a wealth of information that will be of value to health care workers.'' --Community Practitioner


''The general practitioner (health worker or doctor) tends to know a lot about physical illnesses but too little about mental health. Until now, a huge gap has remained in the provision of primary health care in the field of mental health. Now, at last, that need has been magnificently filled, with Dr. Vikam Patel's very comprehensive yet remarkably user-friendly book Where There Is No Psychiatrist. How I wish had had this book years before!''
David Werner
Author of Where There Is No Doctor

''Vikram Patel's manual responds to a considerable need of the World Health Organisation. The places where there is no psychiatrist are so numerous across the world that teaching a basic understanding of mental illness to health professionals is vital. The World Health Organisation should be grateful to Vikram Patel for having fulfilled such an important gap.''
Dr Benedetto Saraceno
Director, Department of Mental Health and Substance Dependence, World Health Organisation

''This is no ordinary text. It is designed to be used in the large tracts of the developing world where there is no easy access to skilled medical help. It is a very considerable undertaking, which succeeds with ingenuity and flair. The range of psychiatric problems covered is impressive. It is impossible to gauge the benefits to sufferers from mental disorder that this remarkable book will bring.''
--W. A. Lishman
Emeritus Professor of Neuropsychiatry, Institute of Psychiatry, London

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Mental illnesses are common and cause great suffering to individuals and communities everywhere in the world, but many health workers are more comfortable dealing with physical illness. This practical manual of mental health care is vital for community health workers, primary care nurses, social workers and primary care doctors, particularly in low-resource settings. This guide gives the reader a basic understanding of mental illness by describing more than thirty clinical problems associated with mental illness and uses a problem-solving approach to guide the reader through their assessment and management. Mental health issues as they arise in specific contexts are described - in refugee camps, in school health programmes, as well as in mental health promotion. The final section helps the reader to personalise for a particular location, for example, by entering local information on voluntary agencies, the names and costs of medicines and words in the local language for symptoms.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 17477 KB
  • Print Length: 372 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Up to 4 simultaneous devices, per publisher limits
  • Publisher: RCPsych Publications; 2 edition (25 January 2018)
  • Sold by: Amazon Australia Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
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