The Encyclopedia of Mental Health (Facts on File Library of Health & Living)

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According to the National Center for Health Statistics, mental health disorders led to more than 40 million doctor visits and 2 million emergency room visits in 2002.The Encyclopedia of Mental Health, Third Edition is a revised and updated A-to-Z reference covering all aspects of general mental health topics. This accessible guide sorts through a maze of professional jargon to provide incisive definitions of theories, syndromes, symptoms, treatments, and contemporary issues, in language that everyone can understand, bringing readers the most up-to-date information on this subject. Presenting more than 2,000 new and updated entries with approximately 70,000 words of new text, this volume is the perfect resource for anyone dealing with this mental disorder.

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Ada P. Kahn holds a Ph.D. in public health and is the author of The Encyclopedia of Mental Health, Third Edition and The Encyclopedia of Stress and Stress-Related Diseases, Second Edition. She live in Illinois.

JAN FAWCETT, M.D., professor of psychiatry at the University of New Mexico, shared the Falcone Prize for research on depression and suicide in 2005. The author of seven other books, he is the editor of Psychiatric Annals and a mental health consultant on The Oprah Winfrey Show.
BERNARD GOLDEN, Ph.D., has been a practicing psychologist for more than thirty years. He is the founder of Anger Management Education and the author of two other books.
NANCY ROSENFELD, a bipolar survivor, is the author of two other books, including Just as Much a Woman. In 1993 she founded AAA Books Unlimited, a literary agency based in Chicago, Illinois.

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This is an updated version of a volume originally published in 1993. As in the first edition, there are more than 1,000 alphabetized entries. Coverage includes symptoms, disorders, treatment descriptions, pharmacology, theories, and contributors to the field of mental health. An extensive bibliography offers hundreds of avenues for further reading on topics ranging from AIDS to yoga. Contact information for helpful organizations is contained in the "Resources" section.

Many entries provide bibliographic references. Most also include cross-references, some of which clarify inappropriate or commonly misunderstood terms, such as Split personality. In addition to specialist terminology, common contemporary words and phraseology abound--examples are Bullies, Change of life, Jet lag, and Light therapy. Many entries are new, among them Climate and mental health, Holistic medicine, Managed care, Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), Reflexolog, and Viagra (sildenafil ).

Considering that the audience is general readers as well as medical professionals, some entries are curiously missing from the index, for example, therapist. The array of professionals available to treat mental illness can be daunting. Under the entry Psychotherapies, it is possible to find a very brief discussion of professional differences, but that may not allay confusion for the consumer. Another term that is missing is rage, as applied to the condition "road rage." The exclusion of Carl Jung as a discrete entry also is noted.

Despite its limitations, The Encyclopedia of Mental Health is a very useful resource and should be considered for purchase in public, high-school, and academic libraries, especially those that do not own the earlier edition. It is less scholarly than the three-volume Encyclopedia of Mental Health published by Academic Press in 1998. RBB
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