Preface; Foreword; Part I. An Overview of Mental Health Problems: 1. An introduction to mental health problems; 2. Core skills for mental health care; 3. Assessing someone with a mental health problem; 4. General approach to treatment of mental health problems; Part II. Treatments: 5. Specific treatments for mental health problems; Part III. Clinical Problems: 6. Emergency management; 7. Behaviours causing concern; 8. Symptoms that are medically unexplained; 9. The person with problems due to habits; 10. Problems arising from loss and violence; 11. Problems in childhood and adolescence; Part IV. Integrating Mental Health: 12. Integrating mental health into health care platforms; 13. Integrating mental health into community platforms; Part V. Localising This Manual For Your Area: 14. Medications for mental health problems; 15. Resources in your area; 16. Psychiatric terms for mental health problems; 17. Glossary; 18. Resources used in the manual.
A practical manual to mental illness for healthcare workers without specialist training in low-resource settings. This product is also available as Open Access.
Vikram Patel is the Pershing Square Professor of Global Health and Wellcome Trust Principal Research Fellow at Harvard Medical School. He works in India with Sangath and the Public Health Foundation of India. Charlotte Hanlon is an Associate Professor at Addis Ababa University and Clinical Senior Lecturer at King's College London. She lives and works in Ethiopia.
'The first edition of this book has been a tremendously helpful resource in the humanitarian settings where I have worked over the last fifteen years. The new edition is now firmly aligned with the tools of the mhGAP programme which will make it an invaluable resource for health workers and others who wish to learn what they can do to help people with mental health conditions.' Peter Ventevogel, Senior Mental Health Officer, Public Health Section, United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, Geneva