- 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