Improving Mental Health Care The Global Challenge

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  • Edition: 1st
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  • Copyright: 2013-06-13
  • Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell

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Written by many of the world's leading practitioners in the delivery of mental health care, this book clearly presents the results of scientific research about care and treatment for people with mental illness in community settings. The book presents clear accounts of what is known, extensively referenced, with critical appraisals of the strength of the evidence and the robustness of the conclusions that can be drawn. Improving Mental Health Care adds to our knowledge of the challenge and the solutions and stands to make a significant contribution to global mental health.

Table of Contents

Contributors, xii

Section 1 The global challenge, 1

1 The nature and scale of the global mental health challenge, 3

Mirella Ruggeri, Graham Thornicroft and David Goldberg

2 Scaling up mental health care in resource-poor settings, 12

Shekhar Saxena, Benedetto Saraceno and Justin Granstein

3 The swings and roundabouts of community mental health: The UK fairground, 25

Peter Tyrer

4 Mental health services and recovery, 40

Mike Slade, Mary Leamy, Victoria Bird and Clair Le Boutillier

Section 2 Meeting the global challenge, 57

5 Implementing evidence-based treatments in routine mental health services: Strategies, obstacles, new developments to better target care provided, 59

Antonio Lasalvia, Sarah Tosato, Katia De Santi, Doriana Cristofalo, Chiara Bonetto and Mirella Ruggeri

6 The need for new models of care for people with severe mental illnessin low- and middle-income countries, 78

Ruben Alvarado, Alberto Minoletti, Elie Valencia, Graciela Rojas and Ezra Susser

7 The role of primary care in low- and middle-income countries, 96

David Goldberg, Graham Thornicroft and Nadja van Ginneken

8 Meeting the challenge of physical comorbidity and unhealthy lifestyles, 114

Lorenzo Burti, Loretta Berti, Elena Bonfioli and Irene Fiorini

9 Complex interventions in mental health services research: Potential, limitations and challenges, 131

Thomas Becker and Bernd Puschner

10 The feasibility of applying the clinical staging paradigm to the care of people with mental disorders, 145

Javier Vázquez-Bourgon, Luis Salvador-Carulla, Benedicto Crespo-Facorro and José Luis Vázquez-Barquero

11 Work, mental health and depression, 163

Aart Schene, Hiske Hees, Maarten Koeter and Gabe de Vries

12 Training mental health providers in better communication with their patients, 180

Christa Zimmermann, Lidia Del Piccolo, Claudia Goss, Giuseppe Deledda, Mariangela Mazzi and Michela Rimondini

13 Making an economic case for better mental health services, 193

Martin Knapp

Section 3 New research methods, 209

14 Incorporating local information and prior expert knowledge to evidence-informed mental health system research, 211

Luis Salvador-Carulla, Carlos Garcia-Alonso, Karina Gibert and Javier Vázquez-Bourgon

15 Innovative epidemiological methods, 229

Francesco Amaddeo, Valeria Donisi, Laura Grigoletti and Alberto Rossi

16 Routine outcome monitoring: A tool to improve the quality of mental health care?, 246

Sjoerd Sytema and Lian van der Krieke

17 Psychiatric case registers: Their use in the era of global mental health, 264

Povl Munk-Jørgensen and Niels Okkels

18 Can brain imaging address psychosocial functioning and outcome in schizophrenia? 281

Marcella Bellani, Nicola Dusi and Paolo Brambilla

19 Statistics and the evaluation of the effects of randomised health-care interventions, 291

20 Service user involvement in mental health research, 308

Diana Rose

Section 4 Delivering better care in the community, 317

21 Psychotropic drug epidemiology and systematic reviews of randomised clinical trials: The roads travelled, the roads ahead, 319

Andrea Cipriani, Michela Nosè and Corrado Barbui

22 Services for people with severe mental disorders in high-income
countries: From efficacy to effectiveness, 340

Paul Bebbington, Elizabeth Kuipers and David Fowler

23 The management of mental disorders in the primary care setting, 374

Matteo Balestrieri

24 Some wobbly planks in the platform of mental health care, 394

Norman Sartorius

25 Treatment gaps and knowledge gaps in mental health: Schizophrenia as a global challenge, 403

Assen Jablensky

Index, 424

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