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Complete Mental Health

The Go-to Guide for Clinicians and Patients (Go-to Guides for Mental Health)

By John Ingram Walker

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Format: Paperback, 372 pages
Other Information: Illustrations
Published In: United States, 14 May 2010
John Ingram Walker takes the reader through causes, methods of diagnosis, and recognized best treatment options. He offers therapists a clear path through the complexities of psychiatric diagnosis. Doctors and therapists will learn how to recognize the symptoms of several mental health concerns that commonly bring clients to their offices: depression, bipolar disorder, anxiety, schizophrenia and psychosis, dementia, substance abuse, personality disorders, sexual dysfunction and sleep disorders. At the same time, individuals from all walks of life will find here the tools they need to identity the warning signs signaling that they might be suffering from one of these conditions, and how to choose and get the most out of treatment.

About the Author

John Ingram Walker, MD, is Director of Psychiatric Education at the Carilion Clinic, St. Albans Hospital and Associate Professor of Psychiatry at Virginia Tech Carilion Medical School.


"Walker has created a timely, comprehensive, and valuable contribution that is unsurpassed in mental health literature. Virtually all health professionals and consumers seeking a better understanding of mental health management will profit from this publication, a cornerstone contribution to the mental health literature." -- Tim R. Covington, PharmD, MS, Professor of Pharmacy Practice, Auburn University, and President and CEO, Covington Healthcare Associates, LLC "Although designed as a reference guide, the book is useful as a workbook for those wishing to expand and deepen their knowledge of psychiatric disorders." -- Journal of Analytical Psychology "Complete Mental Health would be helpful for anyone who would like to learn more about mental health issues and disorders.... [A]n educational book that is able to present potentially dry material in a fun, interesting, and entertaining way." -- Metapsychology "Highly readable, in-depth astounding, detailed view of drugs, psychotherapies and mental disorders....Case histories from Dr. Walker's own practice bring his diagnoses alive....Superb advice." -- Dr. Bryan Knight - Hypnosis Depot "[P]ractical . . . [E]asy to read . . . [G]ood resource for clinicians wishing to learn the basics of mental health through a straight-forward and entertaining approach." -- Journal of the Canadian Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry (JCACAP)

EAN: 9780393706239
ISBN: 0393706230
Publisher: WW Norton & Co
Dimensions: 23.42 x 16.76 x 2.74 centimetres (0.45 kg)
Age Range: 15+ years
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