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Mental Illnesses

Understanding, Prediction and Control

Edited by Luciano LAbate

Georgia State University, United States of America

In the book "Mental Illnesses - Understanding, Prediction and Control" attention is devoted to the many background factors that are present in understanding public attitudes, immigration, stigma, and competencies surrounding mental illness. Various etiological and pathogenic factors, starting with adhesion molecules at one level and ending with abuse and maltreatment in childhood and youth at another level that are related to mental illness, include personality disorders that sit between mental health and illness. If we really understand the nature of mental illness then we should be able to not only predict but perhaps even to control it irrespective of the type of mental illness in question but also the degree of severity of the illness in order to allow us to predict their long-term outcome and begin to reduce its influence and costs to society. How can we integrate theory, research evidence, and specific ways to deal with mental illness? An attempt will be made in the last conclusive chapter of this volume.

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Mental IllnessesUnderstanding, Prediction and ControlEdited by Luciano LAbate

Published: January 5th 2012

DOI: 10.5772/1235

ISBN: 978-953-307-662-1

Copyright year: 2012

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50942 Total Chapter Downloads

18 Crossref Citations

32 Web of Science Citations

89 Dimensions Citations

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1. Public Attitudes, Lay Theories and Mental Health Literacy: The Understanding of Mental Health

By Adrian Furnham and Kate Telford

3857

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2. The Psychology of Immigration, Relief or a Burden? Immigrant Need and Use of Psychiatric Care

By John E. Berg

1397

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3. Stigma and Mental Disorders

By Vesna Švab

2719

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4. Culture, Psychiatry and Cultural Competence

By Arabinda Narayan Chowdhury

2496

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5. Epidemiology of Psychological Distress

By Aline Drapeau, Alain Marchand and Dominic Beaulieu-Prévost

6800

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6. Psychosis and Adhesion Molecules

By Tsuyoshi Hattori, Shingo Miyata, Akira Ito, Taiichi Katayama and Masaya Tohyama

1324

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7. Phenotype in Psychiatric Genetic Research

By Javier Contreras

1566

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8. Abuse in Childhood and HPA Axis Functioning in Mentally Ill Patients

By Śpila Bożena and Urbańska Anna

1033

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9. Breaking a Diagnosis of Dementia

By M. Dalvi

2173

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10. Mentalizing Skills Deficits in Schizophrenia as a Clue for Drug Choice: Clozapine Versus Other Antipsychotics on Keeping Outpatients Stable

By Rosó Duñó, Klaus Langohr, Diego Palao and Adolf Tobeña

1652

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11. Childhood Maltreatment and County-Level Deprivation Jointly Modify the Effect of Serotonin Transporter Promoter Genotype on Depressive Symptoms in Adolescent Girls

By Monica Uddin, Erin Bakshis and Regina de los Santos

1083

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12. An Update on Psychotic Depression

By John Matthews

2407

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13. Craving and Indicators of Depression and Anxiety Levels in Different Time Points of Intensive Alcohol Dependence Treatment

By Maja Rus-Makovec

1359

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14. Risk Factors for Delirium in the Acute Stroke

By Zikrija Dostović, Dževdet Smajlović, Ernestina Dostović and Omer Ć. Ibrahimagic

2856

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15. Employment and Mental Illness

By Mary Ditton

1231

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16. Workplace Functional Impairment Due to Mental Disorders

By Charl Els, Diane Kunyk, Harold Hoffman and Adam Wargon

2324

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17. Early Intervention in Psychiatry Challenges & Opportunities

By Mamdouh El-Adl

1629

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18. Lost in the Social World: How Social Cognitive Deficits Affect Social Functioning of People with Asperger Syndrome

By Mónica Figueira, Inmaculada Fuentes and Juan C. Ruiz

1277

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19. Bibliotherapy for Chinese Patients with Depression in Rehabilitation

By Yang Wang

1656

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20. Suicidal Cut Throat Injuries: Management Modalities

By Adeyi A. Adoga

7470

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21. Selfhood: A Theory-Derived Relational Model for Mental Illness and Its Applications

By Luciano L’Abate and Mario Cusinato

2633

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