Oxford Textbook of Public Mental Health

ISBN : 9780198792994

Dinesh Bhugra; Kamaldeep Bhui; Samuel Yeung Shan Wong; Stephen E. Gilman
632 Pages
219 x 276 mm
Pub date
Sep 2018
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Prevention of mental illness and mental health promotion have often been ignored in the past, both in undergraduate and postgraduate curricula. There is now, however, a clear shift towards public mental health. These findings are the result of increasing scientific evidence that proactive care has serious potential to reduce the onset of illness and its subsequent social, economic, and political burdens. A clear distinction between prevention of mental illness and mental health promotion is critical.

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. Compiled of international experiences of mental health promotion and mental well-being, chapters are supplemented by practical examples and illustrations to succinctly provide the most relevant information.


Dinesh Bhugra: Introduction
Section 1: Background and general principles
1 Sarah Stewart-Brown: Principles of public health: Application to public mental health
2 Ruth Bell and Michael Marmot: Social inequalities and mental health
3 Anita Patel: Economic costs of mental illness
4 Alize J. Ferrari, Holly E. Erskine, Fiona J. Charlson, Damian F. Santomauro, Janni Leung, and Harvey A. Whiteford: The global burden of mental and substance use disorders: A review of methods, findings and applications of data from the Global Burden of Disease study
5 Kwame McKenzie: Models of causation of mental illness
6 Edward Shaw and Daniel J. Smith: Genetic influences across the age span
7 Joshua Moses and Robert Whitley: Public mental health and anthropology: An ecological approach
8 Tom K. J. Craig: Social factors and mental health
9 Jennifer Dykxhoorn and James Kirkbride: The epidemiological burden of major psychiatric disorders
10 Felix J. Rosenberg and Daniel Miranda: Critical epidemiology
11 Angelo d'Errico and Giuseppe Costa: Occupational epidemiology
12 Katie Blissard Barnes and Max Henderson: Public mental health and occupational health
13 Hideki Hashimoto and Norito Kawakami: Health equity
Section 2: Evidence
14 Kwame McKenzie: Social capital and mental health
15 Felicia A. Huppert and Kai Ruggeri: Controversies in well-being: Confronting and resolving the challenges
16 Mel Bartley: Unemployment and mental health
17 Tom K. J. Craig and Jed Boardman: Housing and mental health
18 M. Harvey Brenner: Social class and mental health: The impact of international recession and austerity
19 Kamaldeep Bhui: The social determinants of mental health
20 Syed Masud Ahmed and Mohammad Didar Hossain: Social determinants in low income countries
21 Mike McHugh: Mental and physical health
22 Skye P. Barbic and Stefan J. Cano: Clinical outcome assessment in mental health
23 Paulo Amarante and Eduardo Torre: Environmental contaminants and mental health: The chemicalization of life as a matter of violation of the right to health and renewal of the disease industry
Section 3: Special groups
24 Fasli Sidheek, Veena A. Satyanarayana, and Geetha Desai: Family, marriage, and mental health
25 Kenneth L. Appelbaum: Prisoners and mental health
26 Martin Ploderl, Lieselotte Mahler, Timo O. Nieder, and Gotz Mundle: LGBTI and mental health
27 Richard Montoro: Sexual minority adolescents and mental health
28 Jessica L. Plauche and Bennett L. Leventhal: Children and adolescents
29 Linda Chiu Wa Lam and Wai Chi Chan: Recognising mental health problems in the ageing community
30 Sabyasachi Bhaumik, Dasari Mohan Michael, Reza Kiani, Avinash Hiremath, Shweta Gangavati and Amala Jesu: Mental health in intellectual disability
31 Niels Okkels, Christina Blanner Kristiansen, and Povl Munk-Jorgensen: Physical and psychiatric comorbidity
32 Vishal Bhavsar, Shuo Zhang, and Dinesh Bhugra: Globalization, migration, and mental health: A conceptual model for health research
33 Giulia Cossu, Antonio Preti, and Mauro Carta: Treatment of mental health problems in refugees and asylum seekers
34 Dexing Zhang and Samuel Yeung Shan Wong: Lifestyle
35 William Gilmore, Katherine Brown, and Ian Gilmore: Prevention approaches to reduce alcohol-related harm
36 Patricia Conrod and Olive Mukamana: Prevention of drug addiction
37 Joseph Lau, Jinghua Li, Rui She, and Yoo Na Kim: Implications of the global mental health and HIV syndemic on HIV prevention and care
38 Lakshmi Vijayakumar and Morton Silverman: Suicide and the prevention of suicidal behaviours
39 Danuta Wasserman, Miriam Iosue, and Vladimir Carli: Suicidal behaviour among adolescents: Risk and protective factors and universal evidence-based suicide prevention programmes
Section 4: Interventions: Types and places
40 Stephen Scott: Parenting skills and promotion of mental health over the lifespan
41 Philip Boyce, Megan Galbally, and Alain Gregoire: Pregnancy: The earliest opportunity for prevention and early intervention for mental disorders
42 Katherine Weare: Promoting mental health and well-being: What can schools do?
43 David J. Castle, Ana Lusicic, and Melissa Petrakis: Early intervention in psychiatry
44 Petra C. Gronholm, Claire Henderson, Tanya Deb, and Graham Thornicroft: Anti-stigma interventions: Theory and evidence
45 Susan L. Fletcher, Sandra K. Davidson, and Jane M. Gunn: Managing stress
46 Roger M. K. Ng and Che Kin Lee: Psychological intervention as a measure for promoting public mental health: Is it a white elephant?
47 Ursula Werneke and Ingvar A. Bergdahl: Diet, environment, and mental health
48 Mirai Chatterjee: Mental health and its social determinants: Some experiences of the Self-Employed Women s Association (SEWA) in India
49 Carmen Wong, Wai Ching Ng, Hua Zhong, and Anne Scully Hill: Interpersonal violence
50 T. A. Supraja, D. Padmavathy, and Prabha Chandra: Poverty and interpersonal violence
51 Marguerite Regan, Jenny Edwards, and Iris Elliott: NGOs and mental health
52 Kamaldeep Bhui: Public health and terrorism
53 Sarah Stewart-Brown: Resilience and wellbeing
54 Christopher C. H. Cook and Nathan H. White: Resilience and the role of spirituality
55 Annisa Lee and Stephan Hyeonjun Stiller: Innovations in the area of social media
56 Maryann Waugh, Matthew Mishkind, and Jay H. Shore: Telemental health: A public mental health perspective
57 Laura Shields, Soumitra Pathare, Pallavi Karnatak, and Keshav Desiraju: Policy and public mental health in low and middle income countries
58 Sarah Stewart-Brown: Managing research and evaluation for public mental health
59 David M. Ndetei, Christine W. Musyimi, Erick S. Nandoya, Lydia Matoke, and Victoria N. Mutiso: Working with traditional healers to reduce mental health treatment gap in low and middle income countries
Section 5: Conclusions
60 Dinesh Bhugra, Kamaldeep Bhui, Samuel Yeung Shan Wong, and Stephen Gilman: Conclusion

About the author: 

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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