Mental Health from an International Perspective

Joav Merrick, MD, MMedSci, DMSc, (Editor)
Medical Director, Health Services, Division for Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, Ministry of Social Affairs and Social Services, Jerusalem, Israel
Division of Adolescent Medicine, KY Children’s Hospital, Department of Pediatrics, Lexington, Kentucky, USA
National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, Jerusalem, Israel
Division of Pediatrics, Hadassah Hebrew University Medical Centers, Mt Scopus Campus, Jerusalem, Israel
School of Public Health, Georgia State University, Atlanta, Georgia, USA

Shoshana Aspler (Editor)
Chief Community Nurse, Health Services, Office Medical Director, Division for Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, Ministry of Social Affairs and Social Services, Jerusalem, Israel

Mohammed Morad, MD (Editor)
Yaski Community Medical Center, Ben Gurion University of the Negev, Clalit Health Services, Beer-Sheva, Israel

Series: Health and Human Development
BISAC: HEA046000

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Mental health is “a state of well-being in which the individual realizes his or her own abilities; can cope with the normal stresses of life; can work productively and fruitfully; and is able to make a contribution to his or her community”. Mental illness is defined as “collectively, all diagnosable mental disorders” or “health conditions that are characterized by alterations in thinking, mood, or behavior (or some combination thereof) associated with distress and/or impaired functioning.” Mental disorders, especially depressive disorders, are related to many chronic diseases like diabetes, cancer, cardiovascular disease, asthma and obesity.

In recent years, there has been an alarming number of school shootings with youth or adults involved who are seriously mentally disturbed. There has also been an increase in suicides and mental pathology in the military and in fact, many professionals perceive that the increase in psychiatric drugs negatively impacts our population. In spite of more people receiving psychotropic medication at a large expense to the individual and society, it does not seem that people are getting better on the whole. As a result, there is a need to re-evaluate our policy and interventions, but also a need for more accurate data and information. (Imprint: Nova Biomedical )

Introduction

Chapter 1. Mental Health Issues
(Joav Merrick, Shoshana Aspler and Mohammed Morad National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, and Office of the Medical Director, Health Services, Division for Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, Ministry of Social Affairs and Social Services, Jerusalem and others)

Section One: Mental Health Issues

Chapter 2. Mental Health Policy Development
(Said Shahtahmasebi, Centre for Health and Social Practice, WINTEC, Hamilton, New Zealand, Good Life Research Centre Trust, Rangiora, New Zealand and others)

Chapter 3. Psychological Well-Being and Life Satisfaction among an Adult Population
(Bruce D. Kirkcaldy, Adrian F. Furnham and Rainer G. Siefen, International Centre for the Study of Occupational and Mental Health,
Düsseldorf, Germany and others)

Chapter 4. Antenatal Depressive Symptomatology among Chengdu Chinese Women
(Ying Lau, Alice Lee Centre for Nursing Studies, Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, National University of Singapore, Singapore)

Chapter 5. Self-Reported Mood Sensitivity to Pollen, Seasonality of Mood and Depressive Symptoms in a College Sample
(Alice Kosak, Kelly J. Rohan, Yael I. Nillni and Teodor T. Postolache, Department of Psychology, University of Vermont, Burlington, Vermont, USA and others)

Chapter 6. Mood Improvement with One Hour of Light Treatment in Patients with Seasonal Affective Disorder
(Gloria M. Reeves, Johanna Cabassa, Mei Kwan, Manana Lapidus, Debra Scrandis, Gagan Virk, Alvaro Guzman and Teodor T. Postolache, University of Maryland School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland, USA and others)

Chapter 7. Challenging Behavior and People with an Intellectual Disability
(Amanda Sinai, Ariel Tenenbaum, Shoshana Aspler, Meir Lotan, Mohammed Morad and Joav Merrick, National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, and Office of the Medical Director, Health Services,
Division for Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities,
Ministry of Social Affairs and Social Services, Jerusalem, Israel and others)

Chapter 8. Adult Perceptions of Youth Mental Health Problems
(Amy Metcalfe, Julius Salegio, Nancy Reynolds and Suzanne Tough, University of British Columbia, Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada and others)

Chapter 9. Cancer, Pain and Depression
(Marisa Nosralla, Adriana M. Issy, Luis R. Gerola and Rioko K. Sakata, Department of Anesthesia, Universidade Federal de São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil)

Chapter 10. Sleep and Mood, Pain, Functional Status and Health-Related Quality of Life in Children with Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis
(Dawn Hrelic, Kelly Rouster-Stevens, Harry Gewanter and Kathi J. Kemper, Department of Pediatrics, Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA and others)

Chapter 11. Hatha Yoga and Depression
(Jana Whiddon and Adam Bazini, Counselor Education Department, Capella University, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA and others)

Section Two: Children, Youth and Families

Chapter 12. Immigrant Families: Cultural and Psychological Issues
(Olivier Taïeb, Thierry Baubet, Dalila Rezzoug, Jordan Sibeoni and Marie Rose Moro, Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and General Psychiatry, Avicenne Hospital, Bobigny and Department of Adolescent Psychiatry, Cochin Hospital, Paris, France)

Chapter 13. Temperament, Intellectual Functioning and Social Behaviour in Children
(Efrat Zion and Vickii B. Jenvey, School of Psychology and Psychiatry, Monash University, Clayton, Victoria, Australia)

Chapter 14. Parental Satisfaction, Treatment Outcome and Children Mental Health Services
(Stephanie Rosso and Diomaris E. Jurecska, Children’s Hospital and Research Center Oakland, Oakland, California, USA and others)

Chapter 15. Risk Behaviors among Young Adults
(Liat Korn and Hagit Bonny-Noach, Department of Health Management, School of Health Sciences, Ariel University, Ariel, Israel and others)

Chapter 16. Discordance among Chilean Families
(Julie Ma, Pilar Horner, Yoonsun Han, Andrew Grogan-Kaylor, Jorge Delva and Marcela Castillo, School of Social Work, Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan, USA)

Chapter 17. United States: Mental Health Issues in an Adolescent Medicine Clinic Patient Population
(Abdel Salous, Linah Al-Alem and Hatim A. Omar, University of Kentucky College of Medicine, Lexington, Kentucky, USA)

Section Five: Acknowledgements

Chapter 18. About the Editors

Chapter 19. About the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development in Israel

Chapter 20. About the Book Series “Health and Human Development”

Section Six: Index

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