1st Edition

Handbook on Optimizing Patient Care in Psychiatry

Edited By Amresh Shrivastava, Avinash De Sousa, Nilesh Shah Copyright 2023
    586 Pages 39 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    586 Pages 39 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    This handbook examines current mental health research, challenges in patient care, and advances in clinical psychiatry with the aim of improving approaches toward the screening of at-risk individuals, facilitating access to care, and supervising rehabilitation.

    Combining evidence-based research with clinical case studies, international experts provide detailed, holistic insights into our understanding of mental disorders through biological, social, interpersonal, and economical lenses. Models of intervention, prevention, and treatment are provided, along with methods for continued care and patient advocacy. Finally, experts analyze the future of psychiatric research and mental health care. Readers will gain greater understanding of the finer nuances of handling psychiatric cases and a holistic perspective of optimizing patient care within this field.

    This innovative book contributes to the development of community management of various psychiatric disorders and will be of interest to case managers, mental health workers, doctors, nurses, and many more.

    Section 1: Concept and Scope of Optimisation of Patient Care in Psychiatry

    1. Educational Strategies to Optimise Patient Care in Psychiatry

    by Janet Allison and Mike Akroyd

    2. Optimising Patient Care in Psychiatry - Focus on Quality of Life 

    by Sandeep Grover and Swapnajeet Sahoo

    3. Optimising Patient Care in Psychiatry with Sound Mental Health Legislation

    by Brendan D. Kelly, Gautam Gulati and Richard M. Duffy

    4. Improving Outcomes in Patients by Public Health and Mental Health Integration

    by Swateja Nimkar

    5. Building Resilience at a Community and Family Level for Care in Psychiatry

    by Yash Acchapalia and Avinash De Sousa

    Section 2: Specific Strategies for Management

    6. Comprehensive Management of Violence Against Women: Putting WHO Recommendations into Practice

     by Salmi Razali, Dina Tukhvatullina and Daria Smirnova

    7. Mental Health Access to the Unreached Using Mobile Mental Health

    by P B Behere, Swaroopa LungePatil, Debolina Chowdhury, Aniruddh P Behere and Richa Yadav

    8. Optimising Patient Care when working with Children of Patients with Mental Illness

    by Sandeep Grover and Abhishek Ghosh

    9. Forensic Risk Assessment and Management of Community Case Managed clients

    by Dr Aniket Bansod and Dr Akshata Mulmule

    10. Optimising Patient Care in Sexual Dysfunction in Severe Mental Illness

    by Shivananda Manohar, Suman S. Rao, T.S. Sathyanarayana Rao

    11. Optimising Patient Care in Psychiatry with Autonomy and Choice

    by Richard M. Duffy, Deshwinder S. Sidhu and Brendan D. Kelly

    12. Neurocognitive rehabilitation program for people with mild cognitive impairment - "Memory Clinic"

    by Victor Savilov, Olga Karpenko, Marat Kurmyshev, George Kostyuk

    13. Huntington’s disease as a multi-system disorder: current "must know" for better patient management

    by Svetlana Kopishinskaia, Mariia Korotysh, Sergey Svetozarskii, Mikhail Sherman, Ivan Velichko, Paul Cumming & Daria Smirnova

    Section 3: High Risk Groups

    14. Optimising Patient Care in Psychiatry - Bipolar Mood Disorder

    by Dr Riteeka Deshpande and Dr. Anuja Bendre

    15. Optimising Patient Care - Pharmacogenetics in the management of Addictions

    by Evgeny Krupitsky, Elvina Akhmetova, Dina Tukhvatullina, Daria Smirnova, Paul Cumming and Azat Asadullin

    16. Optimising Patient Care in Psychiatry - Behavioral Addictions

    by Elvin Lukose

    17. Optimising Patient Care in Psychiatry - Eating Disorders

    by Avinash Desousa and Shoruq Motwani

    18. Optimising Patient Care in Psychiatry - Homeless Mentally ill patients

    by Adarsh Tripathi and Aathira J. Prakash

    19. Challenges in Community Psychiatry - Farmer Suicides and their Survivors

    by P B Behere, Shruti Agarwal, Debolina Chowdhury, Aniruddh P Behere and Richa Yadav

    20. Optimising Patient Care in Psychiatry - Geriatric Psychiatry

    by Elvin Lukose and Heena Merchant

    21. Optimising Patient Care in Psychiatry - Borderline Personality Disorder

    by Sayuri Perera

    22. Optimising Patient Care in Dementia

    by Shabbir Amanullah, Shiva.K.Shivakumar, Catrin Thomas, Sarmishtha Bhattacharyya and Swar Shah

    23. Optimising Patient Care in Attenuated Psychosis Syndrome

    by Dr. Nikita Nalawade and Avinash De Sousa

    24. Optimising Patient Care in Psychiatry - Anxiety Disorders

    by Prerna Khar, Vinyas Nisarga and Prajakta Patkar

    25. Optimising Patient Care in Sleep Disorders

    by Dr. Karishma Rupani and Dr. Shilpa Adarkar

    26. Optimising Patient Care in Psychiatry - OCD and Habit Disorders

    by Dr. Javed Ather Siddiqui and Dr. Shazia Farheen Qureshi

    27. Optimising Patient Care in Alcohol Dependence using Disulfiram Therapy

    by By Pooja Kapri, Avinash De Sousa

    28. Optimising Patient Care using Naltrexone for Opioid Use Disorders

    by Colin Brewer

    29. Optimising Patient Care - Suicide Prevention

    by Paul S. Links

    30. Optimising Patient Care in Psychiatry - Focus on Consultation Liaison Psychiatry

    by Dr Parijat Roy and Dr Avinash Desousa

    31. Differential Awareness of Some Psychiatric Presentations

    by Tarek Okasha

    Section 4: Innovations in the Model of Care

    32. Optimising Patient Care in Psychiatry using Cognitive Behavior Therapy

    by Pragya Lodha

    33. Optimising Patient Care in Psychiatry with Policy and Practice of ECT in Malaysia

    by Dr. Chee Kok Yoon

    34. Rehabilitation and Case Management Using Cognitive Remediation Therapy

    by Dr Akshata Mulmule  and Dr Aniket Bansod 

    35. Optimising Patient Care with Effective Psychotherapeutic Interventions

    by Tanya Malik and Urveesha Nirjar

    36. Telepsychiatry as a means to Optimising Psychiatric Care

    by Mary V. Seeman

    37. Smartphone Technology to Optimize Psychiatric Care in the Community

    by Boniface Harerimana and Cheryl Forchuk

    38. Optimising School Mental Health Services

    by Dr. Avinash De Sousa

    39. Optimising Patient Care in Psychiatry - Focus on Forensic Psychiatry

    by Jason Quinn, Ajay Prakash, Jared Scott and Arun Prakash

    40. Optimising Patient Care in the Community Using Psychopharmacology

    by Dr. Shorouq Motwani and Dr. Sagar Karia

    41. Chronic Mental Illness and Experience of the Richmond Fellowship Programme

    by S. Kalyanasundaram, Prathiksha Shukla and Lata Hemchand

    42. Innovative Community Mental Health Approaches from Across the Globe

    by Pragya Lodha

    43. Optimising Patient Care in Psychiatry - Child and Adolescent Psychiatry

    by Anweshak Das and Jayashree Das

    44. Community Psychiatry - The Argentina Experience

    by Eric H. Wainwright and Gustavo E. Tafet

    45. Optimising Assessment using the House Tree Person Test

    by Pragya Lodha and Avinash De Sousa

    46. Challenges in Patient Care in the Aftermath of an Epidemic and Pandemic

    by Effrosyni Tsomaka and Konstantinos N. Fountoulakis

    47. Optimising Psychiatric Care Using Functional Neuroimaging

    by Suvarna Badhe and Avinash De Sousa

    48. Personalized psychiatry of psychoneurological diseases: from theory to clinical practice

    by Regina F. Nasyrova, Nikolay G. Neznanov, and Natalia A. Shnayder

    49. Exploring fNIRS potential as an investigational tool in psychiatry

    by Jitender Jakhar ,Debanjan Banerjee, Nand kumar

    50. Optimising Patient Care in Psychiatry - Psychosocial Rehabilitation

    by Durva Sail, Chitrita Sengupta Chaki, Avinash De Sousa

    51. Optimising Patient Care in Psychiatry - Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic

    by Karishma Rupani, Sushma Sonavane, Avinash De Sousa



    Dr. Amresh Shrivastava is a professor emeritus of psychiatry at Western University and a scientist of mental health at Lawson Health Research Institute, located in London, Ontario, Canada. His areas of focus include suicide prevention, early intervention and complex mental disorders. He has served as an editor, reviewer and member of the editorial board of psychiatric journals and published original research reviews, book chapters, academic and non-fiction academic books.

    Dr Avinash De Sousa is a consultant psychiatrist who is an avid writer and researcher with over 800 papers in national and international journals. He juggles his time between his teaching assignments and private practice and also enjoys being part of new research projects that investigates novel area in psychiatry and psychology.

    Dr. Nilesh Shah is the professor and head at the Department of Psychiatry, Lokmanya Tilak Municipal Medical College, Mumbai and is an ardent teacher and researcher and an often-invited speaker and lecturer at various national and international conferences.