Encyclopedia of Mental Health, Second Edition, tackles the subject of mental health, arguably one of the biggest issues facing modern society. The book presents a comprehensive overview of the many genetic, neurological, social, and psychological factors that affect mental health, also describing the impact of mental health on the individual and society, and illustrating the factors that aid positive mental health.
The book contains 245 peer-reviewed articles written by more than 250 expert authors and provides essential material on assessment, theories of personality, specific disorders, therapies, forensic issues, ethics, and cross-cultural and sociological aspects. Both professionals and libraries will find this timely work indispensable.
- Provides fully up-to-date descriptions of the neurological, social, genetic, and psychological factors that affect the individual and society
- Contains more than 240 articles written by domain experts in the field
- Written in an accessible style using terms that an educated layperson can understand
- Of interest to public as well as research libraries with coverage of many important topics, including marital health, divorce, couples therapy, fathers, child custody, day care and day care providers, extended families, and family therapy
Topics include: Adolescence Aggression Aging and Mental Health Alcohol Problems Anger Anxiety Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) Behavioral Genetics Behavior Therapy Bereavement Body Image Body Rhythms/Body Clocks Borderline Personality Disorder Brain Development and Plasticity Coping Cognitive Development Chronic Illness and Mental Health Depression Dying Emotional intelligence Food, nutrition and mental health Guilt and shame Humour and mental health Moral development Obesity Personality Assessment Personality Disorders Psychotherapy Positive psychology Religion, Spirituality, and Mental Health Resilience Schizophrenia Self-esteem Sexual Disorders and Dysfunction Smoking and nicotine Suicide Sport and mental health
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