1st Edition

Psychiatric and Mental Health Essentials in Primary Care

By Lee Ann Hoff, Betty Morgan Copyright 2011
    302 Pages
    by Routledge

    304 Pages
    by Routledge

    Psychiatric and Mental Health Essentials in Primary Care addresses key mental health concepts and strategies for time-pressured practitioners in various healthcare settings serving diverse populations. It offers theoretically sound and succinct guidelines for compassionate, efficient, and effective service to people in emotional and physical pain and distress, capturing the essentials of mental health care delivered by primary care providers.

    The text provides a theoretical overview, discussing mental health assessment, crisis care basics, alternative therapies, and vulnerable groups such as children, adolescents and older people. It includes chapters that focus on the following topics in Primary Care Practice:

    • Suicide and Violence
    • Anxiety
    • Mood disorders
    • Schizophrenia
    • Substance Abuse
    • Chronic illness and mental health.

    This invaluable text is designed for primary care providers in either graduate student or practice roles across a range of primary care practice, including nurse practitioners and physician assistants.

    1. Theoretical Overview and Generalist/Specialist Roles  2. Mental Health Assessment and Service Planning  3. Crisis Care Basics in Primary Care  4. Suicidal and Self-Destructive Persons  5. Violence and Sexual Assault  6. The Anxious Patient  7. Problems of Depression and Mood Disorders  8. The Person with Schizophrenia  9. Substance Abuse, Addiction, and Mental Health  10. Chronic Pain in Medical and Psychiatric Illness  11. Children, Adolescents, and Family Issues  12. The Older Person, Preventive Mental Health, Cognitive Impairment, and End-of-Life Issues  13. Complementary and Alternatives Treatments-CAM


    Lee Ann Hoff is a nurse-anthropologist and mental health professional with extensive clinical, management, teaching, research, and consulting experience in crisis and mental healthcare, women's health, and sociocultural issues affecting health. She is Adjunct Professor in the Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Ottawa, Canada, and Visiting Professor at the Institute for Applied Psychology (ISPA), Lisbon, Portugal.

    Betty D. Morgan is Associate Professor at the University of Massachusetts Lowell, USA, where she is the coordinator for the Adult Psychiatric Mental Health nursing graduate program, and the post-Master’s Adult Psychiatric Mental Health nursing certificate program.