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Encyclopedia of Mental Health

iPhone / iPad
  • Education
  • Medical
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The App is a valuable source of information for anyone who wants to learn more about mental health, disorders, drugs and treatments. This collection of approximately 450 entries provides in-depth coverage of specific disorders recognized by the American Psychiatric Association (as well as some disorders not formally recognized as distinct disorders), diagnostic procedures and techniques, therapies, psychiatric medications, and biographies of several key people who are recognized for their important work in the field of mental health. In addition, entries have been included to facilitate understanding of related topics, such as Advance directives, Crisis housing, and Neurotransmitters. This encyclopedia minimizes medical jargon and uses language that laypersons can understand, while still providing thorough coverage that will benefit health science students as well. Entries follow a standardized format that provides information at a glance. Rubrics include:

• Definition
• Description
• Causes and symptoms
• Demographics
• Diagnosis
• Treatments
• Prognosis
• Prevention
• Resources

• Definition
• Purpose
• Description
• Recommended dosage
• Precautions
• Side effects
• Interactions
• Resources