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Journal article

A medical research council initiative in mental handicap

Author:
FRASER W.I.
Journal article citation:
British Journal of Psychiatry, 166, June 1995, pp.703-704.
Publisher:
Royal College of Psychiatrists

Discusses the need for a medical research council in mental handicap.

Journal article

Hidden talents

Author:
FISHER-NORTON Jane
Journal article citation:
Volunteering, 11, September 1995, p.3.
Publisher:
Volunteering England

Reports on some of the dilemmas facing volunteers with a mental health problem. Focuses on the Wandsworth Volunteer Bureau's Volunteer Support Project which provides support to potential volunteers, including those with mental health problems.

Journal article

Hypothesis testing in patients with persecutory delusions: comparisons with depressed and normal subjects

Authors:
YOUNG Heather Frances, BENTALL Richard Pendril
Journal article citation:
British Journal of Clinical Psychology, 34(3), September 1995, pp.353-369.
Publisher:
Wiley-Blackwell

The hypothesis-testing skills of patients with persecutory delusions were studied, and compared with those of matched depressed and normal control groups. The groups did not differ in the range of total number of hypotheses generated. The deluded subjects were less inclined than the controls to stick to their hypotheses when given positive feedback and were inclined to stick to their hypotheses following negative feedback. They also showed less evidence of 'focusing' down their hypothesis to an overall correct solution, in response to successive feedback.

Book

What is mental health?

Author:
PHELAN Michael
Publisher:
Mental Health Foundation
Publication year:
1995
Pagination:
7p.
Place of publication:
London

Factfile setting out the types and causes of mental health problems, who is most at risk, and the consequences.

Book

Liability for psychiatric illness: a consultation paper

Author:
LAW COMMISSION
Publisher:
HMSO/Law Commission
Publication year:
1995
Pagination:
126p.
Place of publication:
London

Examines the law relating to the recovery of damages for psychiatric illness arising from negligence.

Journal article

Letting the client's life touch yours

Author:
VAN DEURZEN-SMITH Emmy
Journal article citation:
Changes an International Journal of Psychology and Psychotherapy, 13(4), December 1995, pp.293-298.

Psychotherapy which takes the human predicament seriously cannot be merely about technique. Argues that the challenges faced by clients will by necessity impact on psychotherapists who will have already confronted or will eventually confront similar questions about living.

Journal article

Childhood abuse and recovery from major depression

Authors:
ZLOTNICK Caron, et al
Journal article citation:
Child Abuse and Neglect, 19(12), December 1995, pp.1513-1516.
Publisher:
Elsevier

Thirty-eight female inpatients with major depression were assessed for childhood abuse. History of abuse was examined in relation to recovery from a major depressive episode over a 12-month follow-up period. Forty-six percent of the women had a history of childhood abuse. Women without a history of abuse were 3.7 times more likely to have recovered by 12 months.

Journal article

Services do need specialists

Author:
TURNBULL John
Journal article citation:
Nursing Times, 6.12.95, 1995, p.54.
Publisher:
Nursing Times

Argues that learning disabilities nurses cannot be adequately replaced by non-specialist services.

Journal article

Mental health: care in crisis

Author:
BURNS Lucy
Journal article citation:
Community Care, 30.11.95, 1995, p.1.
Publisher:
Reed Business Information

Asks whether the community care policy for people with mental health problems is in crisis.

Journal article

Luck or judgement?

Authors:
WALSH Kiri, Newton Jennifer
Journal article citation:
Community Care, 30.11.95, 1995, pp.22-23.
Publisher:
Reed Business Information

Clients may have very different experiences of mental health care management. Looks at the contrasting case histories of two clients in the London Borough of Lambeth.

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