- 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
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.
Libraries, especially those specializing in mental health and social sciences; hospitals; psychology laboratories.
Encyclopedia of Mental Health, 2nd Edition
Aging and Mental Health.
Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
Body Rhythms/Body Clocks
Borderline Personality Disorder
Brain Development and Plasticity
Chronic Ilness and Mental Health
Food, nutrition and mental health
Guilt and shame
Humour and mental health
Religion, Spirituality, and Mental Health
Sexual Disorders and Dysfunction
Smoking and nicotine
Sport and mental health
... and many more
Quotes and reviews
"This comprehensive set 'encompasses all levels of analysis, from the molecular and biological, through the social and family, to the cultural.' Intended for students, practicing clinicians, and research professionals, these articles also prove accessible and useful for lay readers. The excellent survey essays cover such timely topics as Alzheimer's disease, Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder, HIV/AIDS, and suicide. Alphabetically arranged, signed articles range from ten to 20 pages, with a topic outline, a glossary, cross references, and a bibliography. This is an essential purchase for most health science, academic, and large public libraries."
--LIBRARY JOURNAL, BEST REFERENCE SOURCES 1998
"The articles cover a wide range of subjects. As one would expect, there are entries for various disorders and therapies: Alzheimer's disease, behavior therapy, mood disorders, to name a few. Other entries examine traits such as charisma and shyness or discuss problems associated with substances like alcohol and caffeine. Numerous articles focus on the mental health aspects of stressful situations--bereavement, chronic illness, commuting. Neurology is treated in articles such as brain scanning/neuroscanning. In his preface, the editor states that particular attention has also been paid to 'the family and developmental context for mental health and impairment,' evident in articles like family therapy, child sexual abuse, and divorce. This is a fine encyclopedia with a great deal of excellent information on subjects of interest to both professional and educated lay readers. Academic, health science, and large public libraries will find it very useful."
"Friedman's attractive reference work recommends promoting mental health rather than concentrating only on pathology... The articles are excellent resources... Recommended for college students or anyone interested in reading ab