Mental health is arguably one of the biggest issues facing modern society. The Encyclopedia of Mental Health presents a comprehensive overview of the many genetic, neurological, social, and psychological factors that affect mental health. It describes the impact of mental health on the individual and society, and illustrates the factors that aid positive mental health. 196 peer-reviewed articles written by more than 250 expert authors include essential material on assessment, theories of personality, specific disorders, therapies, forensic issues, ethics, cross-cultural and sociological aspects. Professionals and libraries find this timely work indispensable.
Publisher: Elsevier Science Publishing Co Inc
Number of pages: 2398
Weight: 6970 g
Dimensions: 279 x 216 x 153 mm
"The articles are excellent resources"
"This comprehensive set encompasses all levels of analysis, from the molecular and biological, through the social and family, to the cultural. Intended for students, practicing clinicians, and research professionals, these articles also prove accessible and useful for lay readers. The excellent survey essays cover such timely topics as Alzheimer's disease, Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder, HIV/AIDS and suicide. Alphabetically arranged, signed articles range from 10 to 20 pages, with a topic outline, a glossary, cross references, and a biography. This is an essential purchase for most health science, academic, and large public libraries".
--Library Journal, Best Reference Sources, 1998