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Mental Health in the Workplace 9780471284185

Mental Health in the Workplace | 1st Edition

A Practical Psychiatric Guide

ISBN-10: 0471284181
ISBN-13: 9780471284185
PUBLISHER: John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated
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Product Description: Clear direction for managing workplace distress in the '90s Mental Health in the Workplace A Practical Psychiatric Guide Edited by Jeffrey P. Kahn, M.D. Anxiety...corporate restructuring...employee development...psychotherapy...depression...drug abuse. In today's workplace, a whole range of employee and organizational mental health issues confront businesses at a time when efficient and productive operations are more critical than ever to successful organizations. There is growing recognition of the need for more substantial approaches to these crucial concerns. This vital new reference offers the fundamental guidance necessary to understand emotional problems in the workplace. In it you'll see how sophisticated knowledge of individual behavior and organizational structure is essential for effective and efficient management, consultation, and mental health. Mental Health in the Workplace addresses employee and organizational level problems, and their complex workplace interactions. It provides detailed information about the recognition, management, and treatment of substance abuse, depression, disability, emotional crises, and many other all-too-common concerns. Expert coverage shows you how to identify an employee in trouble and offers sound advice on finding optimal treatment. Throughout, Mental Health in the Workplace reflects a comprehensive and scientific perspective. Chapters use a case study approach to introduce discussions of diagnosis, workplace causes and effects, psychiatric management, return to work, and prevention. The three sections in the book cover key areas that include:
  • General psychiatric topics such as diagnosis, treatment, ethics, mental health care providers, delivery systems and cost containment, and a history of occupational psychiatry
  • Major organizational concerns, including organizational structure and change, job loss, disability, executive distress, executive development, emotional crises, and workplace effects of family problems
  • Selected psychiatric diagnoses covering anxiety, depression, personality, alcoholism, drug abuse, psychosis, and psychosomatic illnesses
A timely resource for today's employers and mental health clinicians, Mental Health in the Workplace will be welcomed by professionals from occupational medicine and nursing; management and human resources; and psychiatry, psychology, and social work.

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PAGES: 462
CATEGORY: Business & Economics, Medical, Psychology, Technology & Engineering

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