This unit explores the role of diagnosis in the treatment of mental health problems. It considers the history of our current understandings of 'mental health' and 'illness' with focus on the concepts of anxiety and depression, and looks at potential gains and losses in using diagnostic labels in counselling and pyschotherapy. This unit is an adapted extract from The Open University course D240 Counselling: exploring fear and sadness . It is at introductory level, and should take 8 hours to complete.
The topic of this briefing is the nature and diagnosis of Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), and the related disorder or sub-type, Hyperkinetic Disorder (HKD), among children and adolescents. Report published by the Social Care Institute for Excellence (SCIE) in August 2004 (updated August 2005)
Mind is a leading mental health charity in England and Wales and has produced information on many areas of mental health. This factsheet is primarily for professionals and students and members of the South Asian communities in Britain. Much of the information will also be useful for mental health service users and carers.
Paper considering ways in which health and social services can re-shape their policies and practices in order to help dementia sufferers and their carers maintain as independent a life as possible given that cases of dementia are set to increase in the future.
Booklet produced as a guide for older people with epilepsy to help them cope better with their condition. It covers topics such as what epilepsy is, its causes and treatment and advice on living safely and well with epilepsy.
Leaflet containing general information about epilepsy and its effects such as its symptoms, how it is treated and services and support available to enable epilepsy sufferers to carry out everyday activities such as education and employment.
This booklet gives information about diagnosis, treatment and tests. As well as help, support and where to get more information.
The main focus of this learning object is the early stages of dementia, including the emotional impact of the onset of symptoms and the diagnosis of dementia on the person concerned and those around them. The learning object also considers the importance of community-based support for people with dementia and how social networks can operate in this context. Towards the end of the learning object, you will look at the values and attitudes associated with person-centred care, particularly in relation to caring for and working with people with dementia as their condition progresses.
This paper is about the HIV epidemic in the context of black Africans in England. It focuses on black African communities because they are disproportionately affected by HIV compared to other minority ethnic groups. It gives an overview of the current epidemiological status, HIV support and prevention needs and recommendations for policy and practice. The paper notes that the majority of black Africans are tested for HIV very late and are unable to benefit fully form available treatment and care. The impact of socio-economic factors is also discussed.
Christopher Gillberg is Professor of Child Psychiatry at the University of Gothenburg, Sweden, and Visiting Professor in the Division of Community Based Sciences, University of Glasgow. One of the world's leading academic child psychiatrists, he has published hundreds of papers on autism, ADHD and related conditions.