Originally published in 1980, First Aid in Mental Health offers a clear, helpful and sympathetic guide to the nature of mental illness and the kinds of help and treatment available at the time. Joy Melville looks in particular at: warning signs, medical help, schizophrenia, anxiety and stress, depression, post-natal depression, anorexia, elderly mentally infirm, patient’s rights, treatment, and supplies not only a practical and sensible account of the nature and problems of mental illness, but also the reassurance that the sufferers and their families are not alone and help is available.
Introduction 1. Warning Signs 2. Medical Help 3. Schizophrenia 4. Anxiety and Stress 5. Depression 6. Post-natal Depression 7. Anorexia 8. The Elderly Mentally Infirm 9. Patients’ Rights. Appendixes: I Treatment. II Addresses. III Bibliography.
Psychiatry is a medical field concerned with the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of mental health conditions. Routledge Library Editions: Psychiatry (24 Volume set) brings together titles, originally published between 1958 and 1997. The set demonstrates the varied nature of mental health and how we as a society deal with it. Covering a number of areas including child and adolescent psychiatry, alternatives to psychiatry, the history of mental health and psychiatric epidemiology.