Sociology of Mental Illness

Sociology of Mental Illness

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This comprehensive volume classifies mental disorders according to DSM IV.show more

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  • Hardback | 496 pages
  • 172.72 x 236.22 x 27.94mm | 907.18g
  • Pearson Education (US)
  • Pearson
  • United States
  • English
  • 3rd edition
  • 0130144088
  • 9780130144089

Table of contents

Part 1 An overview: mental illness and society; concepts, definition and types of mental illness - a cross-cultural perspective; environmental theories of mental illness - psychological and sociological models. Part 2 Common forms of mental illness: schizophrenic and mood disorders; anxiety disorders; personality disorders; somatoform, disassociative and eating disorders; sexual and gender identity disorders; substance related disorders. Part 3 The social epidemiology of mental illness: epidemiology - an overview of patterns of mental illness; social class and social mobility; gender; marital status and family relationships; religion, ethnicity and race; migration, place of residence and age. Part 4 The psychosocial experience of the mental patient: becoming a mental patient; the prepatient process; treatment - the inpatient experience; after the mental hospital - the social role of the ex-mental patient.show more

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