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Oxford Textbook of Public Mental Health

Oxford Textbook of Public Mental Health (Hardback)

Edited by Bhugra, Dinesh
Edited by Bhui, Kamaldeep
Edited by Yeung Shan Wong, Samuel
Edited by E. Gilman, Stephen

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The Oxford Textbook of Public Mental Health brings together the recently increased interest in public mental health and the emphasis on the prevention of mental ill health and promotion of well-being into a single comprehensive textbook.

ISBN 9780198792994
Barcode 9780198792994
Published 27 September 2018 by Oxford University Press (S1)
Format Hardback
Series Oxford Textbook
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ISBN-13 9780198792994
ISBN-10 0198792999
Stock Available
Status Indent title (internationally sourced), usually ships 4-6 weeks
Publisher Oxford University Press (S1)
Imprint Oxford University Press
Publication Date 27 September 2018
International Publication Date 27 November 2018
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Hardback
Author(s) Edited by Bhugra, Dinesh
Edited by Bhui, Kamaldeep
Edited by Yeung Shan Wong, Samuel
Edited by E. Gilman, Stephen
Series Oxford Textbook
Category Award Winning
Care Of The Mentally Ill
Personal & Public Health
Mental Health Services
Psychiatry
Number of Pages 616
Dimensions Width: 227mm
Height: 282mm
Spine: 29mm
Weight 1,752g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress Mental health, Public health, Health promotion
NBS Text Medicine: Textbooks & Study Guides
ONIX Text Professional and scholarly
Dewey Code 362.2
Catalogue Code Not specified

Description of this Book

Prevention of mental illness and mental health promotion have often been ignored in the past, both in undergraduate and postgraduate curricula. Recently, however, there has been a clear shift towards public mental health, as a result of increasing scientific evidence that both these actions have a serious potential to reduce the onset of illness and subsequent burden as a result of mental illness and related social, economic and political costs. A clear distinction between prevention of mental illness and mental health promotion is critical. Selective prevention, both at societal and individual level, is an important way forward. The Oxford Textbook of Public Mental Health brings together the increasing interest in public mental health and the growing emphasis on the prevention of mental ill health and promotion of well-being into a single comprehensive textbook. Comprising international experiences of mental health promotion and mental well-being, chapters are supplemented with practical examples and illustrations to provide the most relevant information succinctly. This book will serve as an essential resource for mental and public health professionals, as well as for commissioners of services, nurses and community health visitors.

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

Awards Winner of Winner of the BMA Psychiatry Book Award 2019.
NZ Review This book is modern and includes up-to-date topics of interest such as terrorism an internet-based interventions ... It is a good introduction to the topic for public health practitioners/trainees; this is necessary as there seem to be few textbooks on this topic. * BMA reviewing panel, BMA Medical Book Awards 2019 *
UK Review Bertrams Star Rating: 1 stars (out of 5)

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Author's Bio

Dinesh Bhugra is an Emeritus Professor of Mental Health and Cultural Diversity at the Health Service and Population Research Department, Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience, King's College London, London, UK. Kamaldeep Bhui is a Professor of Cultural Psychiatry & Epidemiology at the Centre for Psychiatry, Wolfson Institute of Preventive Medicine, Barts and The London, Queen Mary University of London, London, UK. Samuel Yeung Shan Wong is Associate Director at the School of Public Health and Primary Care, Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, China. Stephen E. Gilman is Associate Professor in the Departments of Social & Behavioral Sciences and Epidemiology at Harvard TH Chan School of Public Health, Boston, MA, USA.

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