Preventing Mental Illness: Mental Health Promotion in Primary Care

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Rachel Jenkins, T. Bedirhan Üstün
Wiley, Aug 21, 1998 - Medical - 504 pages
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To establish prevention of mental illness and promotion of mental health firmly in primary care many practical issues need to be addressed. Drawing on the extensive experience of outstanding, international authors, this unique volume presents an evaluation of action programs to date. It illustrates the significance of primary care in mental health promotion and the way in which it optimizes the resources of the community to serve best the wide range of mental health problems. No other volume covers the topics prevention of mental health illness and promotion of mental health in such detail, with descriptions of:
* Universal strategies
* Application in primary care
* Guidelines for practice
* Education of the primary care team and the community
* Early identification-case findings and screening instruments
* Specific areas for attention
This book addresses a medical area that is experiencing rapid expansion and will, therefore, be of value to all academics and practising health and social care professionals in primary care.

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Mental Health Promotion and Prevention in Primary Care
Prevention of Mental Illness
Theoretical Frameworks for Mental Health Risk Reduction

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Jenkins, UK World Health Organization Mental Health Office, Institute of Psychiatry, London.

Ustun, World Health Organization, Geneva.

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