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The second edition of A Handbook for the Study of Mental Health provides a comprehensive review of the sociology of mental health. Chapters by leading scholars and researchers present an overview of historical, social and institutional frameworks. Part I examines social factors that shape psychiatric diagnosis and the measurement of mental health and illness, theories that explain the definition and treatment of mental disorders and cultural variability. Part II investigates effects of social context, considering class, gender, race and age, and the critical role played by stress, marriage, work and social support. Part III focuses on the organization, delivery and evaluation of mental health services, including the criminalization of mental illness, the challenges posed by HIV, and the importance of stigma. This is a key research reference source that will be useful to both undergraduates and graduate students studying mental health and illness from any number of disciplines.
Table of Contents
|Introduction to Part I: approaches to mental health and illness|
|An overview of sociological perspectives on the definitions, causes, and responses to mental health and illness|
|The measurement of mental disorder|
|The prevalence of mental illness|
|Biological approaches to psychiatric disorders: a sociological approach|
|Psychological approaches to mental illness|
|Sociological approaches to mental illness|
|Viewing mental health from the complete state paradigm|
|Mental health systems in cross-cultural context|
|Introduction to Part II: the social context of mental health and illness|
|Stressors, stress, and distress|
|Social support and mental health|
|Work and unemployment as stressors|
|Socio-economic stratification and mental disorder|
|Gender and mental health: do males and females have different amounts or types of problems?|
|Race and mental health: patterns and challenges|
|African American women and mental well-being: the triangulation of race, gender, and socioeconomic status|
|Marital status and mental health|
|Stress and distress in childhood and adolescence|
|Psychopathology and risky sexual behaviors among black adolescents|
|Well-being across the life course|
|Mental health and terrorism|
|Introduction to Part III: mental health systems and policy|
|Understandng the context and dynamic processes of mental health treatment|
|Cultural diversity and mental health treatment|
|The mental health consumers/survivors movement in the US|
|Mental illness and the criminal justice system Virginia|
|Mental health in organizations and systems|
|Integrating service delivery systems for persons with severe mental illness|
|Consequences of managed care for mental health care providers|
|Mental health and the changing context of HIV|
|Labelling and stigma|
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