Chapter 33. Social Management of Common Mental Disorders

  1. Craig Morgan and
  2. Dinesh Bhugra
  1. Patricia R. Casey

Published Online: 28 MAR 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9780470684214.ch33

Principles of Social Psychiatry, Second Edition

Principles of Social Psychiatry, Second Edition

How to Cite

Casey, P. R. (2010) Social Management of Common Mental Disorders, in Principles of Social Psychiatry, Second Edition (eds C. Morgan and D. Bhugra), John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470684214.ch33

Editor Information

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

Author Information

  1. Department of Psychiatry, Mater Misericordiae University Hospital, University College, Dublin, Republic of Ireland

Publication History

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

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470697139

Online ISBN: 9780470684214



  • social management of Common Mental Disorders (CMDs) - significant challenges;
  • psychiatric treatments, individuals receiving intervention from mental health professional;
  • Common mental disorders (CMDs), unipolar/major depression, anxiety disorders and stress disorders (adjustment disorder);
  • expressed emotion, three components of emotional over involvement, criticism and hostility associated with severe and enduring mental illnesses as schizophrenia;
  • bibliotherapy, demand for psychological treatments - high and not met by current level of psychological services;
  • primary care graduate mental health worker (PCGMHW);
  • National Institute for Clinical Excellence (NICE) Guidelines;
  • easily accessible psychoeducational workshops - providing psychological interventions;
  • General Health Questionnaire (GHQ) and Beck Depression Inventory (BDI) scores;
  • growing interest in internet-based treatments and potential for reaching large numbers


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • What is Social Management?

  • What are Common Mental Disorders?

  • Family Therapy

  • Bibliotherapy

  • Psychoeducation

  • Internet-Based Interventions

  • Resilience Enhancing as Treatment

  • Conclusion

  • References