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A Guide to Global Mental Health Practice

Seeing the Unseen, 1st Edition

By Craig L. Katz, Jan Schuetz-Mueller


194 pages

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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. Epidemiology2. Human Resources3. Non-Human Resources4. Socio-economic ConditionsPart 2: Clinical Interventions 5. Pharmacology6. Psychotherapy7. Complementary and Alternative MedicinePart 3: Unique Practice Populations 8. Children Linda Chokroverty 9. Disasters10. Displaced ('Placed') People11. Rural PsychiatryPart 4: Special Issues 12. Psychiatric Abuses and Neglect13. Stigma 14. The Practice of Global Mental Health 15. The Experience of Global Mental Health 16. Appendix Karen Carpio

About the Authors

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.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
MEDICAL / Public Health
MEDICAL / Mental Health