Chapter 30. Prevention

  1. Craig Morgan and
  2. Dinesh Bhugra
  1. Tristan McGeorge,
  2. Sean Cross and
  3. Rachel Jenkins

Published Online: 28 MAR 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9780470684214.ch30

Principles of Social Psychiatry, Second Edition

Principles of Social Psychiatry, Second Edition

How to Cite

McGeorge, T., Cross, S. and Jenkins, R. (2010) Prevention, in Principles of Social Psychiatry, Second Edition (eds C. Morgan and D. Bhugra), John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470684214.ch30

Editor Information

  1. NIH Biomedical Research Centre and Institute of Psychiatry, King's College London, London, UK

Author Information

  1. WHO Collaborating Centre, Institute of Psychiatry, King's College London, London, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 28 MAR 2010
  2. Published Print: 16 APR 2010

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470697139

Online ISBN: 9780470684214

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Keywords:

  • health prevention strategies - primary, secondary and tertiary approaches;
  • prevention interventions, interventions taking place before first symptoms of a psychological disorder;
  • secondary prevention aims - reducing prevalence of a disorder by reducing its severity and duration;
  • primary prevention - universal, selective and indicated interventions;
  • predisposing and precipitating factors;
  • high-risk populations to high-risk situation shift - focus in prevention programmes;
  • prevention strategies, based on life event and social support theory;
  • evidence for prevention strategies;
  • suicide prevention;
  • prevention strategies - positive impact on health of people at risk of developing mental illness

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Evidence for Prevention Strategies

  • Suicide Prevention

  • Conclusion

  • References