All About Mental Health

All About
Mental Health

Author : Dr. Ali Khwaja
ISBN : 81-88771-14-7
Publisher : Banjara Academy
Pages : 66
Price : 60/-


  1. Does this book concern you?
  2. Mental illness vs. Mental wellness
  3. The dividing line &
    Maintaining good mental health
  4. Diagnosis and Intervention
  5. Mental Health Professionals
  6. Care Givers
  7. Half-way Homes
  8. Mental Retardation
  9. Developmental disorders
    • Behavioral disorders
    • ADHD
    • Autism
    • Down’s syndrome
    • Cerebral palsy (spastic)
    • Specific learning disabilities
  10. Psychosis and Neurosis
  11. Minor Mental Illnesses or Disorders
    • Depression
    • Personality Disorders
    • Anxiety neurosis, OCD, PTSD
    • Alcoholism
  12. Major Mental Illnesses (Psychosis)
    • Schizophrenia
    • MDP
    • Dementia, Alzheimer’s
    • Coping
  13. Onset & detection
  14. Rehabilitation
    • Integration
    • Marriage
    • Legal Issues
  15. My Good Friends
  16. Helping Hand and its role in Mental Illness
  17. Role of Lay Counsellors and
    friends in Psychiatric Disorders
  18. Self Help by Families – AMEND
  19. First person accounts
  20. They Reach out Quietly and Selflessly
  21. Resource Directory for Mental Health Services

About The Book

Mental health is a concept and condition that even the most educated, at best, ignore, and, at worst, view with shame. While most people are more than willing to go to doctors to attend to their physical ailments, the same readiness is found wanting when it comes to seeking guidance from a psychiatrist or counsellor for mental health problems. This is a sorry state of affairs because many a times there is a simple and viable solution to many conditions such as depression, alcoholism, developmental disorders and other mental illnesses if they are detected and treated in time. This book gives an insight into each aspect of mental wellness and illness, how ordinary citizens can become better aware of detection, where and how to seek treatment, and how to cope with it. It is also a valuable guide for members and care-givers who must tackle the mental issues of their loved ones. The book also aims to enlighten and educate people on the preventive aspects of mental health.

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