The Sociology of Mental Illness

The Sociology of Mental Illness

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For a variety of undergraduate sociology courses, such as Psychiatric Sociology, Sociology of Mental Health (or Illness), Social Psychiatry, and Deviant Behavior.The first text of its kind to organize all of the research conducted in psychiatric sociology, this prestigious and insightful book centers around the critical role played by social forces associated with mental illness-including diagnosis, causality, social epidemiology, stigma, and treatment, as well as the personal suffering of the mentally ill and their families. Written by one of the foremost psychiatric sociologists in the U.S. and Europe, it remains highly comprehensive yet significantly streamlined in its 4th edition approach-presenting evidence about the influence of social stressors in the initial development and treatment of the mentally ill throughout, with a fresh and engaging style of writing that includes many interesting real-life case more

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  • Hardback | 408 pages
  • 180.34 x 233.68 x 22.86mm | 884.5g
  • Pearson Education (US)
  • Pearson
  • United States
  • English
  • 4th edition
  • 0130408689
  • 9780130408686

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I. MENTAL ILLNESS AND SOCIAL FORCES: AN OVERVIEW. 1. Mental Illness and Society. 2. Concepts, Definitions and Types of Mental Illness: A Cross-Cultural Perspective. 3. Environmental Theories of Mental Illness: The Influence of Social Stress. II. COMMON FORMS OF MENTAL ILLNESS: PREVALENCE, SYMPTOMS, AND CAUSES. 4. Schizophrenic and Mood Disorders. 5. Anxiety Disorders. 6. Personality Disorders. III. THE SOCIAL EPIDEMIOLOGY OF MENTAL ILLNESS. 7. Epidemiology: An Overview of Patterns of Mental Illness. 8. Social Class and Social Mobility. 9. Gender, Marital Status, and Family Relationships. 10. Religion, Ethnicity and Race. 11. Migration, Place of Residence and Age. IV. THE PSYCHOSOCIAL EXPERIENCES OF MENTAL PATIENTS. 12. Becoming a Mental Patient: The Prepatient Process. 13. Treatment: The Inpatient Experience. 14. After the Mental Hospital: The Social Role of the Ex-Mental more

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