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Where There is No Psychiatrist 2nd edition is a mental health care manual.
Mental health problems are common and cause great suffering to individuals and communities around the world. But many health workers are more comfortable dealing with physical illness. This practical manual of mental health care is vital for community health workers, primary care nurses, social workers and primary care doctors, particularly in low-resource settings.
Mental health problems profoundly affect the quality of life, physical health and livelihoods of people all around the world. Where There is No Psychiatrist is one of the most widely used practical manuals of mental health care. It is particularly helpful to those in low- and middle-income countries and low-resource settings of high-income countries.
Following an introduction to mental ill health, the book describes over 30 clinical problems. This manual uses a problem-solving approach to guide readers through their assessment and management. It examines the mental health issues associated with particular settings and how to integrate mental health care with other activities in these settings, such as in refugee camps and schools. Readers can personalise some chapters in the manual for their own location and situation. The book contains many illustrations, case studies and other helpful resources.
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