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Public mental health [electronic resource] /
edited by William W. Eaton and the faculty, students, and fellows of the Department of Mental Health, Bloomberg School of Public Health.
imprint
New York, NY : Oxford University Press, c2012.
description
xvii, 551 p. : ill. ; 27 cm.
ISBN
9780195390445 (hardcover : alk. paper)
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Book
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imprint
New York, NY : Oxford University Press, c2012.
isbn
9780195390445 (hardcover : alk. paper)
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Licensed for access by U. of T. users.
contents note
The burden of mental disorders / William W. Eaton ... [et al.] -- The perspectives of psychiatry : the public health approach / Paul McHugh -- Global mental health issues : culture and psychopathology / Judith K. Bass ... [et al.] -- Assessment of distress, disorder, impairment, and need in the population / William W. Eaton ... [et al.] -- An introduction to quantitative methods especially relevant for public mental health / Elizabeth A. Stuart ... [et al.] -- The population dynamics of mental disorders / William W. Eaton ... [et al.] -- The relationship of adult mental disorders to race, socioeconomic status, marital status, and urbanicity of residence / Silvia S. Martins ... [et al.] -- Genes as a source of risk for mental disorders / Peter P. Zandi, Brion Maher -- Mental disorders across the life span and the role of executive function networks / Michelle C. Carlson, Dana Eldreth, Yi-Fang Chuang -- Models of stress and adapting to risk : a life-course, developmental perspective / Catherine P. Bradshaw ... [et al.] -- Adapting to acute crisis / Carla L. Storr ... [et al.] -- Mental health and the law / Deborah Agus -- American mental health services : perspective through care patterns for 100 adults, with aggregate facility, service and cost estimates / Ronald W. Manderscheid ... [et al.] -- Community and public mental health services in the U.S. : history and programs / Anita Everett, Su Yeon Lee -- Pathways to care : need, attitudes, barriers / Ramin Mojtabai, William W. Eaton, Pallab K. Maulik -- Mental health systems around the world / Shekhar Saxena ... [et al.] -- The logic and practice of the prevention of mental disorders / Tamar Mendelson ... [et al.] -- Progress made, but much more to be done / Phillip Leaf ... [et al.].
catalogue key
8613364
 
Includes bibliographical references and index.
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IN THIS rather chunky volume, William Eaton and colleagues make an impressive stab at summarising the current state and knowledge of public mental health internationally- a topic which may be unfamiliar to many but is moving ever nearer to the forefront of public health. The book begins at the very beginning (a very good place to start) with a section that reviews the symptoms and prevalence of many major mental health disorders - making it possible for even the uninitiated to pickup the book and quickly get a feel for the topic... While this book would be a worthy additional reference text on the shelves of even the most well versed of public mental health specialists, it is also written in such a way as to gently lead a novice through this rather fascinating but unfamiliarfield.
The book is well structured, moving logically through initial chapters on the nature of so-called mental disorder through to its prevention latterly. ...those also functioning in the realm of public health medicine will find the title of great usefulness.
The strengths of this text are extensive. The book never loses sight of prevention as the ultimate goal in public health and as the ideal future for the field. The cultural aspects that are so often neglected in the literature are comprehensively discussed in an opening chapter and referenced throughout. The epidemiologic models that frame each chapter are at the forefront of current research, particularly the use of the life-course approach. Finally, the sections and chapters arewell coordinated, with little overlap or redundancy.
"This volume will both solidify public mental health as a field of science and practice and become the primary source for information on its knowledge base." -- Raymond P. Lorion, PhD, Dean, College of Education, Towson University "In terms of summarizing and organizing the many impressive findings on our understanding of mental and behavioral disorder from a populational perspective, this is a tour de force." -- Erick Messias, MD, MPH, PhD, Medical Director, Walker Family Clinic, Department of Psychiatry, University of Arkansas for the Medical Sciences
"This volume will both solidify public mental health as a field of science and practice and become the primary source for information on its knowledge base." -- Raymond P. Lorion, PhD, Dean, College of Education, Towson University "In terms of summarizing and organizing the many impressive findings on our understanding of mental and behavioral disorder from a populational perspective, this is a tour de force." -- Erick Messias, MD, MPH, PhD, Medical Director, Walker Family Clinic, Department of Psychiatry, University of Arkansas for the Medical Sciences "In this short review, I can only briefly communicate the content of the many excellent chapters by choosing some examples to convey the scope of this volume... The authors deserve our appreciation for a masterful volume that will do much to advance understanding of mental health as an essential public health challenge." --Journal of Sociology & Social Welfare
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Summaries
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'Public Mental Health' provides a comprehensive introduction and reference for the public health approach to mental and behavioural disorders, and to promotion of mental health.
Main Description
Mental disorders are among the most prevalent sources of disease burden in the world. Increasing recognition of this burden has led to an explosion of scientific research as well as widespread public attention. Understanding causes and consequences of mental health and mental disorders from the perspective of public health involves unique methods and concepts from many disciplines, including population-based surveys in a life course framework. Prevention and control of mental disorders involves design and execution of intervention trials to prevent disorder in individuals who are currently healthy, and to minimize future consequences for those with current disorder or a history of disorder. Interventions of this type are important because good mental health protects against onset of a variety of mental disorders, as well as being a valued outcome in itself. The complexity of the brain and its relationship to social life requires concepts, methods, and syntheses that are new for epidemiology and public health. Public Mental Health provides a comprehensive introduction and reference for the public health approach to mental and behavioral disorders, and to promotion of mental health. The volume's chapter authors and coauthors are drawn from the internationally renowned faculty of the Department of Mental Health of the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, a department uniquely positioned to create this important resource for researchers, students, and public health practitioners. The volume explicates the latest methodologies for studying the occurrence of mental disorders in populations and provides estimates of burden, cultural differences, natural history, and disparities between population subgroups. It includes reviews of genes as sources of risk for mental disorders, the occurrence of stresses and their timing over the life span, and crises and disasters as sources of risk. The book includes chapters on the structure and functioning of the mental health service system in the United States, and around the world, and a comprehensive review of population-based strategies of intervention to lower risk. A final chapter lays out a path for the evolution of public mental health in the future.
Main Description
Mental disorders are among the most prevalent sources of disease burden in the world. Increasing recognition of this burden has led to an explosion of scientific research as well as widespread public attention. Understanding causes and consequences of mental health and mental disorders from the perspective of public health involves unique methods and concepts from many disciplines, including population-based surveys in a life course framework. Prevention and control of mental disorders involves design and execution of intervention trials to prevent disorder in individuals who are currently healthy, and to minimize future consequences for those with current disorder or a history of disorder. Interventions of this type are important because good mental health protects against onset of a variety of mental disorders, as well as being a valued outcome in itself. The complexity of the brain and its relationship to social life requires concepts, methods, and syntheses that are new for epidemiology and public health. Public Mental Healthprovides a comprehensive introduction and reference for the public health approach to mental and behavioral disorders, and to promotion of mental health. The volume's chapter authors and coauthors are drawn from the internationally renowned faculty of the Department of Mental Health of the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, a department uniquely positioned to create this important resource for researchers, students, and public health practitioners. The volume explicates the latest methodologies for studying the occurrence of mental disorders in populations and provides estimates of burden, cultural differences, natural history, and disparities between population subgroups. It includes reviews of genes as sources of risk for mental disorders, the occurrence of stresses and their timing over the life span, and crises and disasters as sources of risk. The book includes chapters on the structure and functioning of the mental health service system in the United States, and around the world, and a comprehensive review of population-based strategies of intervention to lower risk. A final chapter lays out a path for the evolution of public mental health in the future.
Main Description
Mental disorders are among the most prevalent sources of disease burden in the world. Increasing recognition of this burden has led to an explosion of scientific research as well as widespread public attention. Understanding causes and consequences of mental health and mental disorders fromthe perspective of public health involves unique methods and concepts from many disciplines, including population-based surveys in a life course framework. Prevention and control of mental disorders involves design and execution of intervention trials to prevent disorder in individuals who are currently healthy, and to minimize future consequences for those with current disorder or a history of disorder. Interventions of this type are important becausegood mental health protects against onset of a variety of mental disorders, as well as being a valued outcome in itself. The complexity of the brain and its relationship to social life requires concepts, methods, and syntheses that are new for epidemiology and public health.Public Mental Health provides a comprehensive introduction and reference for the public health approach to mental and behavioral disorders, and to promotion of mental health. The volume's chapter authors and coauthors are drawn from the internationally renowned faculty of the Department of MentalHealth of the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, a department uniquely positioned to create this important resource for researchers, students, and public health practitioners. The volume explicates the latest methodologies for studying the occurrence of mental disorders in populations and provides estimates of burden, cultural differences, natural history, and disparities between population subgroups. It includes reviews of genes as sources of risk for mental disorders,the occurrence of stresses and their timing over the life span, and crises and disasters as sources of risk. The book includes chapters on the structure and functioning of the mental health service system in the United States, and around the world, and a comprehensive review of population-basedstrategies of intervention to lower risk. A final chapter lays out a path for the evolution of public mental health in the future.
Table of Contents
The Nature of Mental and Behavioral Disorders
The Burden of Mental Disorders
The Perspectives of Psychiatry: The Public Health Approach
Global Mental Health Issues: Culture and Psychopathology
Methods
Assessment of Distress, Disorder, Impairment and Need in the Population
An Introduction to Quantitative Methods Especially Relevant for Public Mental Health
Descriptive Epidemiology
The Population Dynamics of Mental Disorders
The Relationship of Adult Mental Disorders to Race, Socioeconomic Status, Marital Status, and Urbanicity of Residence
Mechanisms of Risk
Genes as a Source of Risk for Mental Disorders
Mental Disorders Across the Life Span and the Role of Executive Function Networks
Models of Stress and Adapting To Risk: A Life-Course, Developmental Perspective
Adapting To Acute Crisis
The Behavioral Health Care Service System
Mental Health and the Law
American Mental Health Services: Perspective through Care Patterns for 100 Adults, With Aggregate Facility, Service and Cost Estimates
Community and Public Mental Health Services in the US: History And Programs
Pathways to Care: Need, Attitudes, Barriers
Mental Health Systems around The World
Prevention and the Future
The Logic and Practice of the Prevention of Mental Disorders
Progress Made, But Much More to Be Done
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