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Mental Illnesses

Evaluation, Treatments and Implications

Edited by Luciano LAbate

Georgia State University, United States of America

In the book "Mental Illnesses - Evaluation, Treatments and Implications" attention is focused on background factors underlying mental illness. It is crucial that mental illness be evaluated thoroughly if we want to understand its nature, predict its long-term outcome, and treat it with specific rather than generic treatment, such as pharmacotherapy for instance. Additionally, community-wide and cognitive-behavioral approaches need to be combined to decrease the severity of symptoms of mental illness. Unfortunately, those who should profit the most by combination of treatments, often times refuse treatment or show poor adherence to treatment maintenance. Most importantly, what are the implications of the above for the mental health community? Mental illness cannot be treated with one single form of treatment. Combined individual, community, and socially-oriented treatments, including recent distance-writing technologies will hopefully allow a more integrated approach to decrease mental illness world-wide.

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Mental IllnessesEvaluation, Treatments and ImplicationsEdited by Luciano LAbate

Published: January 13th 2012

DOI: 10.5772/2476

ISBN: 978-953-307-645-4

eBook (PDF) ISBN: 978-953-51-6629-0

Copyright year: 2012

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47079 Total Chapter Downloads

14 Crossref Citations

45 Web of Science Citations

61 Dimensions Citations


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1. Understanding the Psychosocial Processes of Physical Activity for Individuals with Severe Mental Illness: A Meta-Ethnography

By Andrew Soundy, Thomas Kingstone and Pete Coffee


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2. Psychopathology and Quality of Life in Children of Mentally Ill Parents

By Silke Wiegand-Grefe, Susanne Halverscheid, Franz Petermann and Angela Plass


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3. Applications of 3D Simulation in Mental Health: Utilities and New Developments

By José A. Carmona Torres, Adolfo J. Cangas Díaz and Álvaro I. Langer Herrera


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4. Temporal Stability of Repeated Assessments of Problematic Internet Use Among Adolescents: A Prospective Cohort Study

By Lawrence T. Lam


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5. The Youth Comprehensive Risk Assessment (YCRA) as a Treatment Guidance Tool for Adolescents with Behavioral and Developmental Challenges

By Kenneth M. Coll, Brenda J. Freeman, John Butgereit, Patti Thobro and Robin Haas


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6. The “ROC” Model: Psychiatric Evaluation, Stabilization and Restoration of Competency in a Jail Setting

By Jerry L. Jennings and James D. Bell


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7. The Vitality of Fragmentation: Desublimation and the Symbolic Order

By Geoffrey Thompson


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8. Homelessness as an Incurable Condition? The Medicalization of the Homeless in the Swedish Special Housing Provision

By Cecilia Hansen Löfstrand


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9. The Role of Intentional Communities to Support Recovery from Mental Illness

By Francesca Pernice-Duca, Wendy Case and Deborah Conrad-Garrisi


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10. Adolescents with Mental Disorders: The Efficacy of a Multiprofessional Approach

By Michela Gatta, Lara Dal Zotto, Lara Del Col, Francesca Bosisio, Giannino Melotti, Roberta Biolcati and Pier Antonio Battistella


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11. “Mental Health Services are Different”: Economic and Policy Effects

By Ruth F.G. Williams and D.P. Doessel


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12. Mixing Oil and Water: Developing Integrated Treatment for People with the Co-Occurring Disorders of Mental Illness and Addiction

By Andrew L. Cherry


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13. Irrational Suffering – An Impact of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy on the Depression Level and the Perception of Pain in Cancer Patients

By Ewa Wojtyna


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14. Therapeutic Strategies in Schizophrenia

By Jacqueline Conway


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15. Ultrastructural Distinctions Between Treatment Responders and Non-Responders in Schizophrenia: Postmortem Studies of the Striatum

By Rosalinda C. Roberts, Joy K. Roche, Shahza M. Somerville and Robert R. Conley


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16. Advances in the Pharmacotherapy of Bipolar Affective Disorder

By Ashok Kumar Jainer, Rajkumar Kamatchi, Marek Marzanski and Bettahalasoor Somashekar


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17. Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy Combined with Antidepressants for Major Depressive Disorder

By Narong Maneeton


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18. Antidepressant Pharmacotherapy – Do the Benefits Outweigh the Risks?

By Angela Getz, Fenglian Xu and Naweed Syed


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19. Primary Mental Healthcare and Integrated Services

By Marie-Josée Fleury and Guy Grenier


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20. Responding to the Challenge of Mental Health Recovery Policy

By Lindsay G. Oades


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21. Coping and Meaning in Everyday Life: Living with Mental Disabilities in Late-Modern Society

By Bengt Eriksson and Jan Kåre Hummelvoll


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22. Health Care Under the Influence: Substance Use Disorders in the Health Professions

By Diane Kunyk and Charl Els


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23. The Future of Mental Health Care Toward an Integrative Paradigm

By James Lake


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