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.
Table of Contents
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.