Library services & resources for Mental Health and Psychiatry

Databases    Evidence-based Practice/CPD

Journals    Books   

This site is maintained and hosted by Discovery Library and gives details of selected content available in

Mental Health and Psychiatry
for staff and students across the
Plymouth, SWASFT & SCAS health community.

Click here to visit our main library website.

If you have problems or comments/suggestions about resources please
phone 39111 or email marking FAO Laura.



New print content added 30/09/2019 (click title to check availability)
Baune, B. T. (2019) Cognitive dimensions of major depressive disorder. Oxford : Oxford University Press.
Egan, G. (2018) The skilled helper : a client-centred approach. 2nd ed. Andover : Cengage Learning.
Szmukler, G. (2018) Men in white coats : treatment under coercion. Oxford : Oxford University Press.

New print content added 04/09/2019 (click title to check availability)
Filer, N. (2019) The heartland: finding and losing schizophrenia. London: Faber and Faber.
Jacob, R., Gunn, M. and Holland, A. (2019) Mental capacity legislation: principles and practice. 2nd rev ed. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

New ebook content added 22/08/19
Bridges, H. (2015) Reframe your thinking around autism: how the polyvagal theory and brain plasticity help us make sense of autism. London: Jessica Kingsley.
Note you will need a local NHS Athens account to access (register here)



Databases (handout)

Search the NHS healthcare databases:


AMED- covers topics for allied health professions
British Nursing Index (BNI)- primarily of use for nurses but also includes allied health, CINAHL- international nursing & allied health
EMBASE- European biomedicine– good for pharmacology & drug therapy
EMCARE-international nursing & allied health
HMIC- health service management & organisation incl grey literature
MEDLINE- most medical/surgical and other health topics
psychology & psychiatry including psychological aspects of trauma/injury

Note- you will need an NHS Athens login.

Databases contain bibliographic records i.e. references. Whilst you won’t have fulltext access to all the articles, for some journals there will be a link to online access or details of library print holding. If we don’t hold your required article you can consider making an article request via the library.

See the library website for details of our information skills training programme and literature searching support services.



Evidence Based Practice and CPD

A range of evidence-based resources are available to help inform patient care including:

  • BMJ Best Practice (don’t use Internet Explorer, choose alternative browser)
    Evidence-based research, guidelines and expert opinion offering step-by-step guidance on diagnosis, prognosis, treatment and prevention.
    Note you will need a local NHS Athens account (register here).
    When prompted, set up a personal account to download free App
  • ClinicalKey– clinical insight search tool which also gives access to over 1100 electronic books and 500 journals and other fulltext resources
    Note you will need a local NHS Athens account (register here)
  • Cochrane Library– collection of databases (details here) containing different types of high-quality, independent evidence such as Systematic Reviews, RCTs and Health Technology Assessments.
  • TRIP Database– clinical search tool designed to allow health professionals to rapidly identify the highest quality clinical evidence for clinical practice.





Full A-Z list of all journals– you will need an NHS Athens account- click here to register.

Selected Mental Health and Psychiatry journals below

If we don’t hold your required article you can consider making an article request via the library.

Journal Coverage Notes
Acta psychiatrica scandinavica 1997-
Addiction 1997-
Addiction biology 1997-
Addictive Behaviors 2007 –
Aggression and Violent Behavior 2007 –
Alcohol 2007 –
Alcoholism  1997-
Alcoholism and drug abuse weekly 2005-
American journal of community psychology 1997-
American Journal of Psychiatry 1997 – Institutional non-Athens username & Password required- contact or 01752 439111
The American journal on addictions 1997-
Applied psychology 1997-
Asian Journal of Psychiatry 2008 –
Asia-Pacific Psychiatry 2009 –
Behavioral interventions 1996-
Behavior Therapy 2007 –
Biological Psychiatry 2007 –
Biological Psychiatry: Cognitive Neuroscience and Neuroimaging 2016 –
Bipolar disorders 1999-
Brain, Behavior and Immunity 2007 –
British journal of clinical psychology 1997-
British journal of developmental psychology 1997-
British journal of health psychology 1997-
British journal of learning disabilities 1997-
British Journal of Mental Health Nursing 2010-
British Journal of Psychiatry 2000 – Most recent year requires institutional non-Athens username & Password required- contact or 01752439111
British journal of psychology 1997-
British journal of psychotherapy 1997-
British journal of social psychology 1997-
Child Abuse and Neglect 2007 –
Child and adolescent mental health 2002-
Child and Adolescent Psychiatric Clinics of North America 2007 –
Clinical psychologist 1996-
Clinical psychology and psychotherapy 1997-
Comprehensive Psychiatry 2007 –
Criminal behaviour and mental health 1996-
Current Opinion in Neurobiology 2007 –
Depression and anxiety 1996-
Diagnostics in Neuropsychiatry 2015 –
Drug and Alcohol Dependence 2007 –
Drug and alcohol review 1997-
Early intervention in psychiatry  2007-
European journal of personality 1996-
European journal of social psychology 1996-
European Neuropsychopharmacology 2007 –
European Psychiatry 2008 –
European Review of Applied Psychology 2008 –
Evidence-Based Mental Health 1998 –
Evolution and Human Behavior 2007 –
General Hospital Psychiatry 2007 –
Human psychopharmacology: clinical and experimental  1996-
International journal of applied psychoanalytic studies  2004-
International journal of eating disorders 1996-
International journal of geriatric psychiatry 1996-
International journal of mental health nursing 2002-
International journal of methods in psychiatric research  1998-
International journal of psychology 1997-
Journal of Affective Disorders 2007 –
The journal of analytical psychology 1997-
Journal of Anxiety Disorders 2007 –
Journal of Behavior Therapy and Experimental Psychiatry 2007 –
Journal of child and adolescent psychiatric nursing 1997-
The journal of child psychology and psychiatry 1997-
Journal of Communication Disorders 2007 –
Journal of family therapy 1997-
Journal of investigative psychology and offender profiling 2004-
Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery and Psychiatry 1920 –
Journal of neuropsychology 2007-
Journal of Obsessive-Compulsive and Related Disorders 2012 –
Journal of neuropsychology 2007-
Journal of Psychiatric Research 2007 –
Journal of Psychiatry and Neuroscience 2007 –
Journal of Psychosomatic Research 2007 –
Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment 2007 –
Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry 2007 –
Journal of psychiatric and mental health nursing 1997-
Journal of traumatic stress  1998-
Lancet Psychiatry, The 2014-
Legal and criminological psychology 1997-
Mental Health and Physical Activity 2008 –
Mental Health Nursing 2008 – If asked for organisation select NHS England
Mental health weekly 2005-
Personality and mental health 2007-
Perspectives in psychiatric care 1997-
Physiology and Behavior 2007 –
Progress in neurology and psychiatry
Psychiatric Bulletin 2014 –
Psychiatric Clinics of North America 2007 –
Psychiatry and clinical neurosciences 1997-
Psychiatry Research 2007 –
Psychiatry Research: Neuroimaging 2007 –
Psychogeriatrics 2001-
Psychology and psychotherapy: theory, research and practice 2002-
Psychoneuroendocrinology 2007 –
Psychosomatics 2007 –
Review of Psychiatry and Mental Health 2011 –
Scandinavian journal of psychology 1997-
Schizophrenia Research 2007 –
Trends in Cognitive Sciences 2007 – http

Books (handout)




Books (handout)

Check our print and electronic book holdings at
This is a regional NHS catalogue so select ‘just in these libraries’ or click here to limit your search to books held in Plymouth.
You can also renew your books here.

We have the majority of the Reading Agency’s Books on Prescription lists for:

Selected psychiatry ebooks – click title to login with NHS Athens account

Title Year Edition First Author
ABC of alcohol 2015 5th McCune
ABC of anxiety and depression. 2014 Gask
ABC of autism 2019 Haroon
ABC of dementia 2014 Coope
ACT made simple: an easy-to-read primer on acceptance and commitment therapy 2019 2nd Harris
ADHD in Adults : A Practical Guide to Evaluation and Management 2013 Surman
Appearance anxiety: a guide to understanding body dysmorphic disorder for young people, families and professionals 2019 National & Specialist OCD, BDD and Related Disorders Service for Young People
Appreciative healthcare practice : a guide to compassionate person-centred care. 2015 Roberts
Behavioral Treatments for Sleep Disorders 2011 Perlis
Care Act 2014: an a-z of law and practice 2017 Mandelstam
Care planning in mental health : promoting recovery. 2013 2nd Hall
CBT for adults : a practical guide for clinicians 2014 Drummond
Child Sexual Exploitation After Rotherham 2017 Gladman
Clinical topics in disorders of intellectual development 2015 Woodbury-Smith
A clinician’s brief guide to children’s mental health law. 2016 Huline-Dickens
A clinician’s brief guide to the Mental Capacity Act. 2015 2nd Brindle
A clinician’s brief guide to the Mental Health Act. 2016 4th Zigmond
A clinician’s guide to non-pharmacological dementia therapies 2020 Nightingale
Companion to Psychiatric Studies 2010 8th Johnstone
Compassion focused therapy for dummies 2016 Welford
Complex Disorders in Pediatric Psychiatry: A Clinician’s Guide 2018 Driver
Core Psychiatry 2012 3rd Wright
Counselling skills for dummies 2013 2nd Evans
Creative ideas for solution focused practice : inspiring guidance, ideas and activities 2017 Milner
DBT therapeutic activity ideas for working with teens: skills and exercises for working with clients with borderline personality disorder, depression, anxiety, and other emotional sensitivities 2018 Lozier
Defining autism: a guide to brain, biology, and behavior. 2019 Casanova
The ECT Handbook 2013 3rd Waite
Emergency psychiatry 2015 Nicholls
Enabling recovery : the principles and practice of rehabilitation psychiatry 2015 2nd Holloway
Fast facts: Depression 2017 4th Haddad
Finding my professional heart : a brief guide to compassionate care and mindfulness for practitioners 2016 Oelofsen
Fundamentals of Mental Health Nursing : An Essential Guide for Nursing and Healthcare Students. 2018 Clifton
Handbook of secure care. 2015 Dickens
The health improvement profile (HIP) : a manual to promote physical wellbeing in people with severe mental illness. 2015 Hardy
How to Become a More Effective CBT Therapist: Mastering Metacompetence in Clinical Practice 2014 Whittington
Improving the psychological wellbeing of children and young people: effective prevention and early intervention across health, education and social care 2018 Faulconbridge
In therapy : how conversations with psychotherapists really work 2016 Orbach
Independent mental health advocacy : the right to be heard : context, values and good practice 2015 Newbigging
An integrative approach to treating babies and children: a multidisciplinary guide 2017 Wilks
Intelligent kindness : reforming the culture of healthcare 2011 Ballatt
International perspectives on reminiscence, life review and life story work 2018 Gibson
Interprofessional care and mental health: a discursive exploration of team meeting practices 2018 Smart
Introducing mental health: a practical guide. 2015 2nd Kinsella
Kaufman’s Clinical Neurology for Psychiatrists 2017 8th Kaufman
Leadership for person-centred dementia care 2013 1st Loveday
Learning Disability Nursing at a Glance 2015 Gates
Legal aspects of mental capacity 2016 2nd Dimond
Lecture Notes: Psychiatry 2014  11th Gulati
Management for psychiatrists 2016 4th Bhugra
Massachusetts General Hospital Comprehensive Clinical Psychiatry 2016 2nd Stern
Massachusetts General Hospital Handbook of General Hospital Psychiatry 2010 6th Stern
Massachusetts General Hospital Psychopharmacology and Neurotherapeutics 2016 Stern
Mastery of your anxiety and panic : therapist guide 2007 4th Craske
Mastery of your anxiety and panic : workbook 2007 4th Craske
Mastery of your anxiety and worry : therapist guide 2006 2nd Zinbarg
The Maudsley prescribing guidelines in psychiatry
(download for up to 3 months at a time)
2018 13th Taylor
MCQs in psychiatry for medical students. 2016 Lally
Mental Health Nursing at a Glance 2015 Smith
Mental illness, human rights and the law 2016 Kelly
Meyler’s Side Effects of Psychiatric Drugs 2009 Aronson
The mindfulness and acceptance workbook for depression: using acceptance and commitment therapy to move through depression and create a life worth living. 2017 2nd  


A multidisciplinary handbook of child and adolescent mental health for front-line professionals 2018 3rd Dogra
Oxford Handbook of Mental Health Nursing 2015 2nd Callaghan
Oxford handbook of psychiatry 2019 4th Semple
Overcoming challenges in the Mental Capacity Act 2005: practical guidance for working with complex issues 2019 Kong
Partnering for recovery in mental health : a practical guide to person-centered planning. 2014 Tondora
Pocket prescriber psychiatry 2020 Rogers
Posttraumatic Stress Disorder 2015 2nd Ford
Practical Guide to the Mental Capacity Act 2005 2015 Graham
Practical supervision for counsellors who work with young people. 2017 Luxmoore
Process-based CBT: the science and core clinical competencies of cognitive behavioral therapy 2018 Hayes
Promoting public mental health and well-being: principles into practice. 2015 Brown
Psychiatric interviewing : the art of understanding 2017 3rd Shea
Psychiatric mental health nursing : concepts of care in evidence-based practice 2015 8th Townsend
Psychiatry at a glance 2012 5th Katona
Psychiatry: Breaking the ICE : introductions, common tasks and emergencies for trainees 2016 Stringer
Psychology and Geriatrics 2015 Bensadon
Rapid mental health nursing 2016 Smith
The reality of recovery in personality disorder. 2016 Castillo
A reflective guide to gender identity counselling 2019 Webb
Reframe your thinking around autism: how the polyvagal theory and brain plasticity help us make sense of autism 2015 Bridges
The relaxation and stress reduction workbook 2019 7th Davis
Reminiscence and Life Story Work: A Practice Guide 2011 Gibson
Safeguarding adults and the law: an a-z of law and practice 2019 3rd Mandelstam
Safeguarding adults under the care act 2014: understanding good practice 2017 Cooper
Safeguarding children across services: messages from research.  2012 Davies
Self-care for the mental health practitioner: the theory, research, and practice of preventing and addressing the occupational hazards of the profession 2014 Malinowski
Sensory perceptual issues in autism and Asperger syndrome : different sensory experiences – different perceptual worlds 2016 2nd Bogdashina
A short introduction to attachment and attachment disorder 2017 2nd Pearce
A short introduction to understanding and supporting children with eating disorders. 2016 Watson
Sims’ symptoms in the mind: textbook of descriptive psychopathology 2018 6th Oyebode
Solution focused harm reduction: working effectively with people who misuse substances 2017 Foy
Spirituality and narrative in psychiatric practice : stories of mind and soul 2016 Cook
Suicide Risk Management: A Manual for Health Professionals 2012 2nd Chehil
Supporting the mental health of children in care : evidence-based practice. 2017 Guishard-Pine
Supporting transgender and non-binary people with disabilities or illnesses: a good practice guide for health and social care provision 2019 Kermode
Theory and practice of democratic therapeutic community treatment 2017 Pearce
Theory of Addiction 2013 2nd West
Treatment of Eating Disorders 2010 Maine
Understanding OCD: a guide for parents and professionals 2017 Lewin
Using solution focused practice with adults in health and social care 2017 Milner
Vital conversations : improving communication between doctors and patients 2014 Rosen
Working with the trauma of rape and sexual violence : a guide for professionals. 2017 Daniels
Workplace-based assessments in psychiatry 2011 2nd Malik