Sociology of Mental Disorder

Sociology of Mental Disorder

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For undergraduate courses in Mental Illness and Mental Health in departments of Sociology or Social Work. Offering a complete review of the field of mental health from a sociological (rather than psychiatric) perspective, this text incorporates the most current data and research findings available- including the latest edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-IV).show more

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  • Hardback | 374 pages
  • 159.8 x 237.2 x 23.9mm | 711.64g
  • Pearson Education (US)
  • Upper Saddle River, United States
  • English
  • Revised
  • 5th Revised edition
  • 0130999261
  • 9780130999269

Table of contents

1. The Problem of Mental Disorder. 2. Types of Mental Disorders. 3. Mental Disorder: Concepts of Causes and Cures. 4. Mental Disorder as Deviant Behavior. 5. Mental Disorder: Social Epidemiology. 6. Mental Disorder: Social Class. 7. Mental Disorder: Age, Gender, and Marital Status. 8. Mental Disorder: Urban versus Rural Living and Migration. 9. Mental Disorder: Race. 10. Help-Seeking Behavior and the Prepatient Experience. 11. The Mental Hospital Patient. 12. Residing in the Community. 13. Community Care and Public Policy. 14. Mental Disorder and the Law. 15. Mental Disorder and Public Policy in Selected Countries. References Indexshow more

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