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1st Edition

A Guide to Global Mental Health Practice
Seeing the Unseen

ISBN 9781138022171
Published May 1, 2015 by Routledge
212 Pages

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Book Description

Drawing on the authors’ experience in developing and implementing global mental health programs in crisis and development settings, A Guide to Global Mental Health Practice: Seeing the Unseen is designed for mental health, public health, and primary care professionals new to this emerging area.

The guide is organized topically and divided into four sections that move from organizing and delivering global mental health services to clinical practice, and from various settings and populations likely to be encountered to special issues unique to global work. Case studies based around a central scene are threaded throughout the book to convey what global mental health work actually involves.

Mental health professionals of all backgrounds, including social workers, nurses, nurse practitioners, psychologists, and psychiatrists, as well as public health professionals and community level medical professionals and mental health advocates will benefit from this engaging primer. It is the book for anyone committed to addressing mental health issues in a low resource or crisis-hit setting, whether international or domestic.

Table of Contents

Foreword  Richard E. Fuerch  Introduction  Part 1: Organizing for Global Mental Health  1. Epidemiology  2. Human Resources  3. Non-Human Resources  4. Socio-economic Conditions  Part 2: Clinical Interventions  5. Pharmacology  6. Psychotherapy  7. Complementary and Alternative Medicine  Part 3: Unique Practice Populations  8. Children Linda Chokroverty  9. Disasters  10. Displaced ('Placed') People  11. Rural Psychiatry  Part 4: Special Issues  12. Psychiatric Abuses and Neglect  13. Stigma  14. The Practice of Global Mental Health  15. The Experience of Global Mental Health  16. Appendix Karen Carpio

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Craig L. Katz, M.D. is Associate Clinical Professor of Psychiatry and Medical Education at Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, New York, USA.  

Jan Schuetz-Mueller, M.D. Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, New York, USA.