Book: Doctoring the Mind: Why Psychiatric Treatments Fail

Book Title:

Doctoring the Mind: Why Psychiatric Treatments Fail.

Author(s): Richard P. Bentall.

Year: 2010.

Edition: First (1st).

Publisher: Penguin.

Type(s): Hardcover, Paperback and Kindle.

Synopsis:

Why is the Western world’s treatment of mental illness so flawed? Who really benefits from psychiatry? And why would a patient in Nigeria have a much greater chance of recovery than one in the UK?

In Doctoring the Mind, leading clinical psychologist Richard Bentall reveals the shocking truths behind the system of mental health care in the West. With a heavy dependence on pills and the profit they bring, psychiatry has been relying on myths and misunderstandings of madness for too long, and builds on methods which can often hinder rather than help the patient.

Bentall argues passionately for a new future of mental health, one that considers the patient as an individual and redefines our understanding and treatment of madness for the twenty-first century.

Book: Drop the Disorder! Challenging the Culture of Psychiatric Diagnosis

Book Title:

Drop the Disorder! Challenging the Culture of Psychiatric Diagnosis.

Author(s): Jo Watson.

Year: 2019.

Edition: First (1st).

Publisher: PCCS Books.

Type(s): Paperback and Kindle.

Synopsis:

In October 2016 Jo Watson hosted the very first A Disorder for Everyone!’ event in Birmingham, with psychologist Dr Lucy Johnstone, to explore (and explode) the culture of psychiatric diagnosis in mental health. To provide a space to continue the debate after the event, Jo also set up the now hugely popular and active Facebook group Drop the Disorder!’.

Since then, they have delivered events in towns and cities across the UK, bringing together activists, survivors and professionals to debate psychiatric diagnosis. How and why does psychiatric diagnosis hold such power? What harm it can do? What are the alternatives to diagnosis, and how it can be positively challenged?; This book takes the themes, energy and passions of the AD4E events – bringing together many of the event speakers with others who have stories to tell and messages to share in the struggle to challenge diagnosis.; This is an essential book for everyone of us who looks beyond the labels.

Book: Cracked: Why Psychiatry is Doing More Harm Than Good

Book Title:

Cracked: Why Psychiatry is Doing More Harm Than Good.

Author(s): James Davies

Year: 2014.

Edition: First (1st).

Publisher: Icon Books.

Type(s): Hardcover, Paperback, Audiobook, and Kindle.

Synopsis:

Controversial and powerful – a shocking indictment of the pseudo-science at the heart of modern psychiatry.

Book: Mental Health Disorders: A Social Problem That Needs Help From Society, How To Provide Treatment, Mental Health Audiobook

Book Title:

Mental Health Disorders: A Social Problem That Needs Help From Society, How To Provide Treatment, Mental Health Audiobook.

Author(s): Scott Langanke.

Year: 2021.

Edition: First (1ed).

Publisher: Independently Published.

Type(s): Paperback.

Synopsis:

There are many different mental disorders, with different presentations. They are generally characterised by a combination of abnormal thoughts, perceptions, emotions, behaviour, and relationships with others. Mental disorders include depression, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, and other psychoses, dementia, and developmental disorders including autism.

It is becoming an imperative social problem that needs our joined hands to tackle.

This audiobook is designed for mental health professionals who do not have much time to study and also for ordinary people who want to understand more about mental disorders in order to help themselves or others overcome difficulties. It comes in text & audio format so that you can listen to it while at the gym or stuck in traffic! Sections include:

  1. Introduction.
  2. Cautionary Statement for Forensic Use of DSM-5.
  3. Personality Disorders.
  4. Brief Psychotic Disorder.
  5. Schizotypal Disorder.
  6. Narcissistic Personality Disorder.
  7. Diagnostic Criteria For Autism And Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD).
  8. Neurodevelopmental Disorders.
  9. Communication Disorders.
  10. Specific Learning Disorder.

And SO MUCH MORE!

Book: The Origins and Course of Common Mental Disorders

Book Title:

The Origins and Course of Common Mental Disorders.

Author(s): David Goldberg and Ian Goodyer.

Year: 2005.

Edition: First (1st).

Publisher: Routledge.

Type(s): Hardcover, Paperback, and Kindle.

Synopsis:

Why are some people more vulnerable to common mental disorders than others?

What effects do genes and environments exert on the development of mental disorders?

The Origins and Course of Common Mental Disorders describes the nature, characteristics and causes of common emotional and behavioural disorders as they develop across the lifespan, providing a clear and concise account of recent advances in our knowledge of the origins and history of anxious, depressive, anti-social, and substance related disorders.

Combining a lifespan approach with developments in neurobiology, this book describes the epidemiology of emotional and behavioural disorders in childhood, adolescence and adult life. David Goldberg and Ian Goodyer demonstrate how both genes and environments exert different but key effects on the development of these disorders and suggest a developmental model as the most appropriate for determining vulnerabilities for psychopathology. Divided into four sections, the book covers the:

  • Nature and distribution of common mental disorders.
  • Biological basis of common disorders.
  • Human life cycle relevant to common disorders.
  • Developmental model.

This highly readable account of the origins of emotional and behavioural disorders will be of interest to behavioural science students and all mental health professionals including psychiatrists, psychologists, social workers, nurses, and counsellors.

Book: A Sociology of Mental Health and Illness

Book Title:

A Sociology of Mental Health and Illness.

Author(s): Anne Rogers and David Pilgrim.

Year: 2020.

Edition: Sixth (6th).

Publisher: Open University Press.

Type(s): Paperback and Kindle.

Synopsis:

How do we understand mental health problems in their social context?

A former BMA Medical Book of the Year award winner, this book provides a sociological analysis of major areas of mental health and illness. The book considers contemporary and historical aspects of sociology, social psychiatry, policy and therapeutic law to help students develop an in-depth and critical approach to this complex subject. New developments for the sixth edition include:

  • Brand new chapter on ageing and older people.
  • Updated material on social class, ethnicity, user involvement, young people and adolescence.
  • New coverage on prisons legalism and the rise of digital mental health management and delivery.

A classic in its field, this well-established textbook offers a rich, contemporary and well-crafted overview of mental health and illness unrivalled by competitors and is essential reading for students and professionals studying a range of medical sociology and health-related courses. It is also highly suitable for trainee mental health workers in the fields of social work, nursing, clinical psychology and psychiatry.

Book: Anatomy of an Epidemic

Book Title:

Anatomy of an Epidemic: Magic Bullets, Psychiatric Drugs, and the Astonishing Rise of Mental Illness in America.

Author(s): Robert Whitaker.

Year: 2010.

Edition: First (1ed).

Publisher: Crown Publishing Group.

Type(s): Hardcover and Kindle.

Synopsis:

The award-winning author of Mad in America presents a controversial assessment of the rise in mental illness-related disabilities that considers if drug-based care may be fuelling illness rates throughout the past half century.

Book: The End of Mental Illness

Book Title:

The End of Mental Illness: How Neuroscience Is Transforming Psychiatry and Helping Prevent or Reverse Mood and Anxiety Disorders, ADHD, Addictions, PTSD, Psychosis, Personality Disorders, and More.

Author(s): Daniel G. Amen.

Year: 2020.

Edition: First (1st).

Publisher: Tyndale House Publishers.

Type(s): Hardcover, Paperback, Audiobook, and Kindle.

Synopsis:

Though incidence of these conditions is skyrocketing, for the past four decades standard treatment has not much changed, and success rates in treating them have barely improved, either. Meanwhile, the stigma of the “mental illness” label – damaging and devastating on its own – can often prevent sufferers from getting the help they need.

Brain specialist and bestselling author Dr. Daniel Amen is on the forefront of a new movement within medicine and related disciplines that aims to change all that. In The End of Mental Illness, Dr. Amen draws on the latest findings of neuroscience to challenge an outdated psychiatric paradigm and help readers take control and improve the health of their own brain, minimising or reversing conditions that may be preventing them from living a full and emotionally healthy life.

The End of Mental Illness will help you discover:

  • Why labelling someone as having a “mental illness” is not only inaccurate but harmful.
  • Why standard treatment may not have helped you or a loved one – and why diagnosing and treating you based on your symptoms alone so often misses the true cause of those symptoms and results in poor outcomes.
  • At least 100 simple things you can do yourself to heal your brain and prevent or reverse the problems that are making you feel sad, mad, or bad.
  • How to identify your “brain type” and what you can do to optimise your particular type.
  • Where to find the kind of health provider who understands and uses the new paradigm of brain health.

Book: Mental Disorders Audio And Text Book: Complete Understanding, Ways To Treat And Easy To Follow

Book Title:

Mental Disorders Audio And Text Book: Complete Understanding, Ways To Treat And Easy To Follow.

Author(s): Garfield Chrismom.

Year: 2021.

Edition: First (1st).

Publisher: Independently Published.

Type(s): Paperback and Kindle.

Synopsis:

There are many different mental disorders, with different presentations. They are generally characterised by a combination of abnormal thoughts, perceptions, emotions, behaviour, and relationships with others. Mental disorders include depression, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, and other psychoses, dementia, and developmental disorders including autism.

It is becoming an imperative social problem that needs our joined hands to tackle.

This audiobook is designed for mental health professionals who do not have much time to study and also for ordinary people who want to understand more about mental disorders in order to help themselves or others overcome difficulties. It comes in text & audio format so that you can listen to it while at the gym or stuck in traffic! Sections include:

  1. Introduction.
  2. Cautionary Statement for Forensic Use of DSM-5.
  3. Personality Disorders.
  4. Brief Psychotic Disorder.
  5. Schizotypal Disorder.
  6. Narcissistic Personality Disorder.
  7. Diagnostic Criteria For Autism And Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD).
  8. Neurodevelopmental Disorders.
  9. Communication Disorders.
  10. Specific Learning Disorder.

And SO MUCH MORE!

Book: Management of Mental Disorders

Book Title:

Management of Mental Disorders.

Author(s): Dr. Gavin Andrews, Dr. Kimberlie Dean, Dr. Margo Genderson, Dr. Caroline Hunt, Dr. Philip Mitchell, Dr. Perminder Sachdev, and Dr. Julian Trollor.

Year: 2014.

Edition: Fifth (5th).

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform.

Type(s): Paperback.

Synopsis:

Management of Mental Disorders, 5th Edition (MMD5) is an innovative book that provides practical guidance in recognizing and treating mental disorders. The fifth edition has been revised by experts and is a compilation of the best practices in mental health circa 2013. MMD5 outlines the steps required for proper assessment and focuses on how to implement the many effective treatments that are now available. This book also includes resource materials, such as outcome measures, worksheets, and information pamphlets for individuals with mental disorders and their families. MMD5 is designed to complement the skills of busy clinicians and for use as a textbook for undergraduate and graduate students.

The design of the fifth edition – core assessment and clinical skills and sections on the internalising, externalising, psychotic, neurodevelopmental, and neurocognitive clusters of disorders – is based on papers prepared for the discussions of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Fifth Edition (DSM-5) and the International Classification of Diseases, 11th Edition (ICD-11) working groups. These papers presume that disorders within each of these five clusters share genetic risk factors, familiarity, specific environmental risk factors, neural substrates, biomarkers, temperamental antecedents, abnormalities of cognitive or emotional processing, symptom similarity, high rates of comorbidity, course of illness, and treatment response that differ in important ways from disorders within the other four clusters. The clusters are not intended to replace existing diagnostic criteria but rather are used to facilitate the identification of possible relationships between disorders in terms of the risk and clinical factors.

The present edition is the first to make the five-cluster structure of mental disorders explicit. Management of Mental Disorders is a publication of the Clinical Research Unit for Anxiety and Depression (CRUfAD), University of New South Wales (UNSW) School of Psychiatry at St Vincent’s Hospital, Sydney, Australia.

CRUfAD has produced treatment protocols for 30 years, first for the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists and then with the Division of Mental Health, World Health Organisation, Geneva. Country specific versions of previous editions of the Management of Mental Disorders were produced for New Zealand, Canada, the United Kingdom, China, and Italy.