Mental Disorders, Medications, and Clinical Social Work
Written for social workers by a social worker, Mental
Disorders, Medications, and Clinical Social Work discusses the
etiology, epidemiology, assessment, and intervention planning for
common mental disorders. Looking at disorders from an ecosystems
perspective, Austrian goes beyond a linear classification approach
and DSM-IV-TR categories and encourages social workers to analyze
the internal and external environmental factors that contribute to
a disorder's development. Austrian's discussion of effective
intervention(s) for a particular client also stresses the
importance of working with families in treating disorders.
In addition to information on new medications, biochemical data
on the causes of disease, and diagnostic tests, the revised third
edition discusses therapies such as motivational interviewing,
cognitive-behavioral, interpersonal, and dialectic.
Subjects: Sociology, Health Sciences
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