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Essential Notes in Psychiatry

Edited by Victor Olisah

Ahmadu Bello University Teaching Hospital, Nigeria

Psychiatry is one of the major specialties of medicine, and is concerned with the study and treatment of mental disorders. In recent times the field is growing with the discovery of effective therapies and interventions that alleviate suffering in people with mental disorders. This book of psychiatry is concise and clearly written so that it is usable for doctors in training, students and clinicians dealing with psychiatric illness in everyday practice. The book is a primer for those beginning to learn about emotional disorders and psychosocial consequences of severe physical and psychological trauma; and violence. Emphasis is placed on effective therapies and interventions for selected conditions such as dementia and suicide among others and the consequences of stress in the workplace. The book also highlights important causes of mental disorders in children.

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Essential Notes in PsychiatryEdited by Victor Olisah

Published: April 27th 2012

DOI: 10.5772/2275

ISBN: 978-953-51-0574-9

eBook (PDF) ISBN: 978-953-51-6986-4

Copyright year: 2012

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73772 Total Chapter Downloads

28 Crossref Citations

51 Web of Science Citations

63 Dimensions Citations


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1. Mobbing at Workplaces and the Mental Health Effects on Employees

By Hülya Gül


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2. The Relationship Between Workplace Civility Level and the Experience of Burnout Syndrome Among Helping Professionals

By Zuzana Havrdová and Iva Šolcová


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3. Reducing Stress in Mental Health Practitioners - Becoming Change Agents in Practice Through Action Research

By Eileen Petrie


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4. Effort-Reward Imbalance and Quality of Life Among Female Nurses at a General Hospital in Japan

By Yoko Kikuchi, Makoto Nakaya, Miki Ikeda, Kyoko Narita, Mihoko Takeda and Miyoko Nishi


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5. Anxiety Disorder and Its Types

By M. Shiri, S. Akhavan and N. Geramian


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6. Mental Health, Trauma and Trauma Related Disorders

By Sevgi Guney


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7. PTSD in Primary Care: A Physician's Guide to Dealing with War-Induced PTSD

By Jeffrey S. Yarvis and Grace D. Landers


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8. Posttraumatic Growth and Recovery from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder

By Megan Walter and Glen Bates


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9. Depression in Women Experiencing Intimate Partner Violence

By J.Y.H. Wong, D.Y.T. Fong and A. Tiwari


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10. Adolescent Cigarette Use in the Americas: The Link with Depression

By Cristina B. Bares, Jorge Delva, Marya Hynes and Ninive Sanchez


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11. Violence in the Nursing Homes: Understandings, Management, Documentation and Impact of Resident to Resident Aggression

By Stephen Soreff


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12. Effectiveness of Participative Community Singing Intervention Program on Promoting Resilience and Mental Health of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People in Australia

By Jing Sun and Nicholas Buys


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13. Antipsychotics Versus Cholinesterase Inhibitors for the Treatment of Psychosis in Alzheimer's : A Critical Review

By Emmanuelle Lévy, Howard C Margolese and Serge Gauthier


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14. The Relative Efficacy of Live Graded Exposure, Live Modeling, and Computer- Based Symbolic Modeling in the Treatment of Spider Phobia: A Perspective of Emotion

By Ahmed M. Hassan


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15. Home Visits to Mothers with Children Between the Ages 0 to 4 Years: A Mental Health Intervention Strategy in Emerging Countries

By Marcela Aracena, Consuelo Undurraga, Esteban Gómez, Loreto Leiva, Ariela Simonsohn and Pilar Navarro


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16. Inter-Professional and Inter-Cultural Competence Training as a Preventive Strategy to Promote Collaboration in Encountering New-Coming Refugees in the Reception Programme - A Case Study

By Solvig Ekblad and David Forsström


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17. Development and Implementation of Suicide Prevention Activities - Report from Slovenia

By Saška Roškar, Alenka Tančič Grum and Vita Poštuvan


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18. Factors Contributing to Enrollment in Treatment Programs for Adults

By Joanne M. Cannavo and Thomas H. Nochajski


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19. Maternal Depression, Mothering and Child Development

By Douglas M. Teti, Bo-Ram Kim, Gail Mayer, Brian Crosby and Nissa Towe-Goodman


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20. Developmental Aspects of Parental Mental Health and Child Development

By For-Wey Lung and Bih-Ching Shu


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21. Children's Mental Health in the Era of Globalisation: Neo-Liberalism, Commodification, McDonaldisation, and the New Challenges They Pose

By Sami Timimi


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22. Mental Health of Children from a Chronobiological and Epidemiological Point of View

By Tetsuo Harada, Miyo Nakade, Kai Wada, Aska Kondo, Mari Maeda, Teruki Noji and Hitomi Takeuchi


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23. Personality and Mental Health

By Mohammad Ali Salehinezhad


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24. Factors Associated with Positive Mental Health in a Portuguese Community Sample: A Look Through the Lens of Ryff's Psychological Well-Being Model

By Helder Miguel Fernandes, José Vasconcelos-Raposo and Robert Brustad


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25. Towards a Paradigmatic Shift in Mental Health Care?

By Ragnfrid E. Kogstad


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26. Depression in the Context of Chronic and Multiple Chronic Illnesses

By Melinda Stanners and Christopher Barton


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27. Long-Lasting Mental Fatigue After Recovery from Meningitis or Encephalitis - A Disabling Disorder Hypothetically Related to Dysfunction in the Supporting Systems of the Brain

By Lars Rönnbäck and Birgitta Johansson


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28. Physiological Response as Biomarkers of Adverse Effects of the Psychosocial Work Environment

By Åse Marie Hansen, Annie Hogh and Eva Gemzøe Mikkelsen


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