Global Primary Mental Health Care: Practical Guidance for Family Doctors, 1st Edition (Paperback) book cover

Global Primary Mental Health Care

Practical Guidance for Family Doctors, 1st Edition

Edited by Christopher Dowrick


144 pages | 2 B/W Illus.

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This book provides up-to-date, practical information for family doctors on how to assess and manage important mental health problems presenting in primary care settings.

Patients frequently present with mental health problems in primary care settings around the world, yet family doctors consistently identify gaps in their knowledge, skills and confidence in how best to care for them. Contributors are experts in primary mental health care and have consulted with family doctors around the world, to identify their main learning needs. Each of the nine core chapters will begin with a set of key points on ‘how to do it’ and will end with educational material in the form of clinical scenarios and multiple choice questions. This book describes core competencies for primary mental health care, clarifies how to conduct a first consultation about depression, review non-drug interventions for common mental health problems, discuss the management of unexplained physical symptoms, and advise on the physical health care of patients with severe mental illness. It explores the mental health needs of migrants and young people, and explains how to manage problems of frailty, multimorbidity and dementia.

This book will be of interest to family doctors and students specializing in family medicine worldwide.

Table of Contents

1. Core competencies of family doctors in primary mental health care

Christopher Dowrick and Cindy Lam

2. Depression - an evidence-based first consultation

Bruce Arroll, Weng Chin, Fiona Moir, Vicki Mount and Christopher Dowrick

3. Non-drug interventions for common mental health problems

Weng Yee Chin

4. Medically unexplained symptoms

Tim olde Hartman, Christopher Dowrick, Cindy Lam, Sandra Fortes, David Clarke and Jinan Usta

5. Physical health care of people with severe mental illness

Alan Cohen and Kim Griswold

6. Migrant mental health care

Maria van den Muijsenbergh

7. Mental health of young people

Jane Roberts and Christopher Dowrick

8. Frailty and Multimorbidity

Christos Lionis and Marientina Gotsis

9. Dementia

Ferdinando Petrazzuoli, Christos Lionis and Venetia Young


About the Editor

Christopher Dowrick is Professor of Primary Medical Care at the University of Liverpool, UK

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
MEDICAL / Family & General Practice
MEDICAL / Health Care Delivery
MEDICAL / Mental Health