The Third Edition of this classic text provides the basic foundation for the practice of occupational therapy for persons with mental health problems. This invaluable reference reflects new developments in basic neuroscience, psychopharmacology, occupational therapy theory and treatment methods. The text is written in an engaging, user-friendly style, offering ample tables, group protocols, case studies, and text boxes. In addition to providing information on newer medications such as SSRIs and atypical antipsychotics, this edition offers three additional treatment models: cognitive-behavioral, psychoeducation, and psychiatric rehabilitation. A new chapter on "Who Is the Consumer?" as well as increased information on the applications of DSM-IV diagnoses are covered.Mary Beth Early is the author of 'Mental Health Concepts and Techniques for the Occupational Therapy Assistant', published 2000 under ISBN 9780781719759 and ISBN 0781719755.