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Baker, Amanda and Velleman, Richard, eds. (2007) Clinical handbook of co-existing mental health and drug and alcohol problems. London: Routledge .

Co-existing mental health and drug and alcohol problems occur frequently in primary care and clinical settings. Despite this, health professionals rarely receive training in how to detect, assess and formulate interventions for co-existing problems and few clinical guidelines exist.

This Handbook provides an exciting and highly useful addition to this area. Leading clinicians from the UK, the US and Australia provide practical descriptions of assessments and interventions for co-existing problems. These will enable professionals working with co-existing problems to understand best practice and ensure that people with co-existing problems receive optimal treatment. A range of overarching approaches are covered, including:

- working within a cognitive behavioural framework;
- provision of consultation-liaison services, training and supervision;
- individual, group and family interventions; and
- working with rurally isolated populations.

The contributors also provide detailed descriptions of assessments and treatments for a range of disorders when accompanied by drug and alcohol problems, including anxiety, depression, schizophrenia, bipolar disorder and learning difficulties.

The Clinical Handbook of Co-existing Mental Health and Drug and Alcohol Problems will enhance clinicians' confidence in working with people with co-existing problems. It will prove a valuable resource for all psychologists, psychiatrists, counsellors, social workers and all those working in both primary and secondary care health settings.

Item Type:Book
Call No:GC12,
Pages:xxi, 4
Place of Publication:London
Keywords:learning ability, emotional and psychiatric depression, anxiety, mental health, dual diagnosis, AODR mental disorder, psychosis, manic-depressive psychosis, personality disorder, eating disorder, cognitive therapy, family intervention, co-treatment for dual diagnosis, rural society, homelessness, education and training, coping skills training, young adult
Notes:Includes bibliographical references and index.
Accession Number:HRB 3902 (Available)
Subjects:G Health and disease > State of health > Mental health
HJ Treatment method > Psychosocial treatment method > Group therapy
J Health care, prevention and rehabilitation > Care by type of problem > Mental health care
HJ Treatment method > Substance disorder treatment method
N Communication, information and education > Recommendations or guidelines > Practice / clinical guidelines
T Demographic characteristics > Doctor
HJ Treatment method > Directive and nondirective therapy > Psychoanalytic therapy > Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
F Concepts in psychology > Non chemical addiction
G Health and disease > Substance related disorder > Substance related mental disorder
G Health and disease > Substance related disorder > Dual diagnosis (comorbidity)
HJ Treatment method > Psychosocial treatment method > Family or marital therapy
F Concepts in psychology > Emotion
HJ Treatment method > Behaviour therapy

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