Community Mental Health
Somasundaram et al. (1997), in Khmer language
Where There Is No Psychiatrist: A Mental Health Care Manual
Vikram Patel (2003). Translated into Khmer by TPO Cambodia.
Even though mental illnesses are common and cause great suffering in every part of the world, many health workers have a limited understanding about mental health and are less comfortable dealing with mental illness. This book is a practical manual for mental health care for the community health worker, the primary care nurse, the social worker and the primary care doctor, particularly in developing countries. After giving the reader a basic understanding of mental illness, the book goes on to describe more than 30 clinical problems associated with mental illness and uses a problem-solving approach to guide the reader through their assessment and management.