Mental Illness: A Handbook for Carers

Szmukler, George, Ramsay, Rosalind, Gerada, Claire, Mars, Sarah

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The book examines the provision made for people with mental illness and their carers, and the support that is available to them. It includes information on housing, employment, social services and the law. Accessible, practical and comprehensive, this handbook acts as a one-stop shop for anyone caring for a person with a mental illness. Editor(s): Ramsey, Rosalind; Szmukler, George; Gerada, Clare; Mars, Sara. Num Pages: 304 pages, glossary, index. BIC Classification: 1DBKE; 1DBKW; JKS; LN; MBPK. Category: (G) General (US: Trade); (P) Professional & Vocational. Dimension: 235 x 159 x 17. Weight in Grams: 456. . 2001. 1st Edition. Paperback. . . . . Bookseller Inventory #

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Synopsis: This is an essential resource for all people caring for family members or friends with mental illness. Written by experts, Mental Illness: A Handbook for Carers provides basic information on: * forms of mental illness * treatment plans * what to do in an emergency * the role of mental health professionals and other agencies * legal issues and confidentiality * housing, work and benefits. Mental Illness examines the provision made for people with mental illness and their carers, and the support that is available to them. It includes information on housing, employment, social services and the law. The writers avoid jargon, and the book includes a glossary of terms with which carers may be unfamiliar. Accessible, practical and comprehensive, this handbook acts as a one-stop shop for anyone caring for a person with a mental illness.

About the Author: Rosalind Ramsay is a consultant psychiatrist at St Thomas' Hospital, London. She wrote the chapter on psychological disorders for the new edition of the Home Medical Manual, published by Dorling Kindersley and the British Medical Association. George Szmukler is a consultant psychiatrist and medical director at the Maudsley Hospital who has worked with carers to establish and evaluate support programmes. Claire Gerada is a GP and the lead clinician for a community drug and alcohol team. She also works as a senior policy advisor in the Department of Health. Sarah Mars is a professional writer currently employed by the Royal College of Psychiatrists.

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