Mental Health for the Whole Child: Moving Young Clients from Disease & Disorder to Balance & Wellnes (BOK)

Scott M. Shannon

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"What is mental health?" Scott Shannon explores the fundamental question, showing that an innate desire for balance - a wholeness - between brain-body-mind lies at the heart of wellness. Such a balance can't be achieved by medication alone, but requires a broad, full-spectrum understanding of children's lives: their diet, social skills, sleep habits, their ability to self-regulate, to find meaning and purpose in life, and their family relationships. Stress, trauma and poor nutrition are some of the most common barriers to wholeness in children's' lives and Shannon carefully examines these and other barriers and what the latest discoveries in neuroplasticity and epigenetics tell us about their ability to overcome them. Readers will learn how to perform a different sort of assessment - one that identifies patterns of imbalance and obstacles to health in a child's life - as well as how to build a meaningful, effective treatment plan around these deficits, and how clinicians can best position themselves to respond effectively.

Produktfakta

Språk Engelsk Engelsk Innbinding Innbundet
Utgitt 2013 Forfatter Scott M. Shannon
Forlag
W W NORTON & CO
ISBN 9780393707977
Antall sider 416 Dimensjoner 15,6cm x 24,1cm x 3cm
Vekt 818 gram Leverandør Bertram Trading Ltd
Emner og form Neurology & clinical neurophysiology, Paediatric medicine