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Responding To Individuals With Mental Illnesses - Michael T. Compton

Responding To Individuals With Mental Illnesses

Paperback Published: 1st December 2006
ISBN: 9780763741105
Number Of Pages: 228

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Responding to Individuals with Mental Illnesses is designed as a guide for recognizing mental illnesses and responding to people affected by these disorders, especially during times of crises. The text describe the signs and symptoms of a variety of psychiatric illnesses, substance use disorders, and developmental disabilities, especially those that may be most frequently encountered by first responders and public safety officials, as well as professionals in the criminal justice system. Many of the chapters deal with specific categories of mental illnesses and provide basic skills to enhance interactions with people with these disorders who may be facing stressful situations. This is not a comprehensive textbook about psychiatric disorders, but rather a practical guide that aims to enhance knowledge and skills for non-mental health professionals who interact with individuals with such illnesses.

Part One: Recognizing the Need Chapter 1: The Myths of Mental Illness Chapter 2: Criminalization of Mental Illnesses Chapter 3: Mental Health Care in Detention Chapter 4: Crisis Intervention Team (CIT) Programs Chapter 5: Collaborations Between Mental Health and Law Enforcement

Part Two: Understanding Mental Illnesses Chapter 6: Recognizing the Signs and Symptoms of Mental Illnesses Chapter 7: Schizophrenia and Related Disorders Chapter 8: Mood Disorders: Major Depression and Bipolar Disorder Chapter 9: Substance Abuse and Dependence Chapter 10: Delirium and Dementia Chapter 11: Responding to Children and Adolescents with Emotional and Behavioral Disorders Chapter 12: Responding to Individuals with Developmental Disabilities Chapter 13: Anxiety Disorders Chapter 14: Maladaptive Coping Skills, Personality Disorders, and Malingering

Part Three: Responding with Enhanced Knowledge and Skills Chapter 15: De-escalation Techniques Chapter 16: Responding to Special Populations Chapter 17: A View of Law Enforcement-Consumer Interactions Through the Lens of Psychosis Chapter 18: Emergency Receiving Facilities and Other Emergency Resources Chapter 19: Mental Health Resources and Levels of Care

ISBN: 9780763741105
ISBN-10: 0763741108
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 228
Published: 1st December 2006
Publisher: Jones and Bartlett Publishers, Inc
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 26.67 x 20.96  x 1.27
Weight (kg): 0.57
Edition Number: 1
Edition Type: New edition