The Prevention of Mental Illness in Primary Care

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Tony Kendrick, Andre Tylee, Paul Freeling
Cambridge University Press, 1996 M05 30 - 398 pages
In these days of increasing international emphasis on care in the community and pressure on resources, the prevention of mental illness within primary care is becoming an important consideration. Up to a third of patients presenting to primary care services are suffering from psychological problems and the large majority are dealt with by the primary health care team. It is now recognised that many of these problems could be identified and tackled earlier in order to prevent their progression, the development of complications and subsequent relapses. Within this volume, experts from a wide range of primary and mental health care disciplines discuss issues ranging from primary prevention and health psychology through secondary prevention with the early identification of symptoms to tertiary prevention including the care and management of the long-term mentally ill. With full reference to the current state of research, emphasis has been given to practical measures that can be readily utilised in the primary care setting. This handbook will serve as an invaluable resource for all those with interests in the protection and conservation of mental health.

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Contents

Introduction
1
Atrisk groups
19
Primary prevention of childhood mental health problems
21
Primary prevention assessing the relevance of life events and difficulties among primary care attenders
41
The prevention of postnatal depression
57
Bereavement
74
Preventing mental illness amongst people of ethnic minorities
88
The prevention of mental illness in people with learning disability
113
The prevention of eating disorders
207
The prevention of alcohol and drug misuse
223
Early detection of psychosis in primary care initial treatment and crisis management
246
Limiting disability and preventing relapse
263
Tertiary prevention of childhood mental health problems
265
Tertiary prevention longerterm drug treatment in depression
281
Tertiary prevention in depression cognitive therapy and other psychological treatments
294
The regular review of patients with schizophrenia in primary care
311

The role of counselling in primary prevention
130
Early detection in primary care
147
Secondary prevention of childhood mental health problems
149
The secondary prevention of depression
167
The prevention of anxiety disorders
188
The prevention of social disability in schizophrenia
327
Organising continuing care of the longterm mentally ill in general practice
346
The prevention of suicide
365
Index
378
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