Psychopathology and Function

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Author: Bette Bonder, PhD, OTR, FAOTA
Publisher: Slack Incorporated
Publication Date: 2022
ISBN 10: 1630918601
ISBN 13: 9781630918606
eISBN: 9781630918620
Edition: 6th
A comprehensive guide to understanding mental health, Psychopathology and Function, Sixth Edition offers helpful insights and strategies for occupational therapists to understand the approaches of other disciplines, such as medicine, physical therapy, social work, psychology, and nursing, and work effectively in the care team. An essential occupational therapy resource for more than 30 years, Dr. Bette Bonder’s Psychopathology and Function, Sixth Edition clearly describes occupational therapy’s unique perspectives and contributions to improving the lives of those struggling with emotional and psychological challenges. The Sixth Edition offers an overview of important research and discusses current and emerging issues and knowledge of mental health issues. Readers will gain an appreciation of the centrality of occupation and meaning to mental health and quality of life as they understand how occupational therapy can emphasize and assert its value. New updates in the Sixth Edition include: • Increased emphasis on issues of social justice • Incorporation of material about the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on mental health issues • A new chapter on gender dysphoria • A new chapter on sociocultural factors in mental disorders • A streamlined and updated pharmacology chapter • A discussion about the DSM-5 and the reactions to it 5 years after its release A great resource for occupational therapy students and practitioners, Psychopathology and Function, Sixth Edition recognizes the importance of interventions focused on quality of life. This text offers background knowledge and strategies that can support efforts to address social and situational issues.
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