Where there is no psychiatrist, 2nd Edition

Vikram Patel & Charlotte Hanlon
Publication date: 
1 March 2018

Where there is no psychiatrist, 2nd Edition NOW AVAILABLE

Mental illnesses are common and cause great suffering to individuals and communities everywhere in the world, but many health workers are more comfortable dealing with physical illness. This practical manual of mental health care is vital for community health workers, primary care nurses, social workers and primary care doctors, particularly in low-resource settings. This guide gives the reader a basic understanding of mental illness by describing more than thirty clinical problems associated with mental illness and uses a problem-solving approach to guide the reader through their assessment and management.