The authors discuss risk factors for self-harm, including depression, substance abuse and antisocial behaviour, and critically examine key screening instruments that can be used to assess risk. They describe how suicidal behaviour can be managed and prevented, and look at the effectiveness of aftercare treatment for those who self-harm.
Aimed at the medical and teaching professions, this work introduces the medical background to autism and discusses educational approaches to helping those diagnosed as autistic. The authors attempt to bridge the gap between the theoretical and practical understandings of autism.
This book gives detailed explanations of difficult cases of schizophrenia in families. From comprehensive records of 150 families, Julian Leff distills nineteen anonymised case histories illustrating the most difficult problems encountered in such work. An ideal guide for both skilled therapists and novices engaged in family work with patients suffering from psychosis.