Mental Health in Australia: Collaborative Community Practice, third edition, is a comprehensive cross-disciplinary resource on mental health for both students and professionals. It covers a breadth of topics, from the delivery of mental health care and mental health services in Australia, to assessment skills, case management and the various mental health disorders. The book explores various perspectives, views and approaches, with greater emphasis on the role of collaboration, recovery and the consumer perspective in mental health care. The new edition is divided into four parts: the context, clinical practice principles, disorders considered in the context of the lifespan, and disorders commonly presenting in adult life. It includes new chapters on psychopharmacology; psychological therapies; supporting recovery and living well; and eating disorders.
Graham Meadows: Consultant psychiatrist with Southern Health and Director of Southern Synergy. John Farhall: Clinical psychologist jointly appointed to the School of Psychological Science at La Trobe University and to North Western Mental Health (a division of Melbourne Health), and is a Director of Mind Australia. Ellie Fossey: Senior lecturer and postgraduate course coordinator in the Department of Occupational Therapy at La Trobe University. Margaret Grigg: General Manager, Research Development and Advocacy, Mind Australia. Fiona McDermott: Holds a joint appointment in the Department of Social Work at Monash University and Southern Health. Bruce Singh: Assistant Vice-Chancellor (Medicine Dentistry and Health Sciences Projects), University of Melbourne.
PART 1: THE CONTEXT; 1. SOCIETY, MENTAL HEALTH AND ILLNESS; 2. MENTAL ILLNESS: RESPONSE FROM THE COMMUNITY; 3. THE GLOBAL PERSPECTIVE; 4. DELIVERY MENTAL HEALTH CARE SYSTEMS; 5.MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES IN AUSTRALIA; 6. MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES IN AUSTRALIAN STATES AND TERRITORIES; 7. RESEARCH IN MENTAL DISORDERS AND MENTAL HEALTH PRACTICE; 8. EVALUATION AND THE CONCEPT OF QUALITY IN MENTAL HEALTHCARE DELIVERY; 9. MENTAL DISORDER IN AUSTRALIA; PART 2: CLINICAL PRACTICE PRINCIPLES; 10. THE ACTIVE PARTICIPANTS IN MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES; 11. WORKING COLLABORATIVELY; 12. ASSESSMENT: ESSENTIAL SKILLS; 13. SPECIALISED ASSESSMENT SKILLS; 14. CASE MANAGEMENT; 15. PSYCHOPHARMACOLOGY; 16. PSYCHOLOGICAL TREATMENTS; 17. RECOVERY; PART 3: DISORDERS CONSIDERED IN THE CONTEXT OF THE LIFESPAN; 18. PERSONALITY DISORDERS; 19. DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES AND PSYCHIATRIC DISORDERS; 20. DISORDERS OF CHILDHOOD AND ADOLESCENCE: A DEVELOPMENTAL AND FAMILY PERSPECTIVE; 21. YOUTH MENTAL HEALTH: A NEW STREAM OF MENTAL HEALTH CARE FOR ADOLESCENTS AND YOUNG ADULTS; 22. PSYCHIATRIC DISORDERS AFFECTING THE ELDERLY IN AUSTRALIA; PART 4: DISORDERS COMMONLY PRESENTING IN ADULT LIFE; 23. ANXIETY DISORDERS; 24. AFFECTIVE DISORDERS; 25. SUBSTANCE-RELATED DISORDERS; 26. SOMATOFORM DISORDERS; 27. EATING DISORDERS; 28. SCHIZOPHRENIA AND RELATED DISORDERS