Mental Health and Deafness

Paperback | March 19, 2014

byMargaret du Feu, Cathy Chovaz

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The assessment and treatment of mental health concerns for Deaf individuals has been largely ignored and/or misunderstood by many mental health professionals. In Mental Health and Deafness, Margaret du Feu and Cathy Chovaz seek to rectify this by outlining current issues surrounding mentalhealth and deafness. The book provides valuable information to professionals interested in expanding their knowledge of mental health and deafness, and the authors share their extensive clinical experience with the reader through a variety of case studies. The authors primarily focus on individualswho were born deaf or deafened early in life, but also describe the mental health aspects of acquired deafness and individuals with both deafness and blindness. Mental Health and Deafness begins by describing the historical and social context of deafness, and follows the life journey of a Deaf individual, focusing on parental reactions, language acquisition, and mental health disorders of children, adolescents, adults and the elderly. Chapters coverrelevant issues regarding assessment, treatment, and forensic and legal issues. The book concludes with an overview of service development.

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The assessment and treatment of mental health concerns for Deaf individuals has been largely ignored and/or misunderstood by many mental health professionals. In Mental Health and Deafness, Margaret du Feu and Cathy Chovaz seek to rectify this by outlining current issues surrounding mentalhealth and deafness. The book provides valuable...

Margaret du Feu is a consultant psychiatrist in the development of Deaf Mental Health Services in Birmingham, Northern Ireland, and the Republic of Ireland. Deafened by cochlear otosclerosis, she received a cochlear implant in 1999. She uses British Sign Language (BSL), Irish Sign Language (ISL) and spoken English both personally and p...
Format:PaperbackDimensions:320 pages, 9.25 × 6.12 × 0.68 inPublished:March 19, 2014Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199860750

ISBN - 13:9780199860753

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Table of Contents

Introduction1. Deafness: The Facts2. Deaf People in Society3. Deaf Children: The Beginning4. Psychological Development of Deaf Children5. Educational Issues6. Adolescence7. Deaf Children and Adolescents: Assessment8. Deaf Children and Adolescents: Mental Health Disorders9. Deaf Children and Adolescents: Treatment10. Mental Health of Deaf Adults: Introduction11. Deaf Adults: Assessment12. Physical and Organic Disorders and Intellectual Disability13. Schizophrenia14. Mood Disorders15. Other Disorders16. Deafened People: Mental Health17. Deafblind People: Mental Health18. Older Deaf Adults: Mental Health19. Legal and Forensic Issues20. Deaf Adults: Treatment21. Services