Where There Is No Psychiatrist. A Mental Health Care Manual.

2018Vikram Patel and Charlotte Hanlon

Where There Is No Psychiatrist - A Mental Health Care Manual. Royal College of Psychiatrists, 2018 “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. Mental health issues as they arise in specific contexts are described - in refugee camps, in school health programmes, as well as in mental health promotion.”

Key wordscommunity crisis / post-traumatic stress disorder / psychosocial intervention / refugee health / refugees / social support / therapy