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Sociology of Mental Disorder,9780205748068

Sociology of Mental Disorder

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Summary

This book presents the major issues and research findings on the influence of race, class, gender, age and social class on the incidence of mental disorder. It also examines the institutions put in place to help those with mental disorders.

Author Biography

William C. Cockerham received his Ph.D. from the University of California at Berkeley and is Distinguished Professor of Sociology at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. He is also Co-Director of the UAB Center for Social Medicine and holds secondary appointments in medicine and public health. He is the recipient of the UAB Connors Prize in the History of Ideas and the Ireland Award for Distinguished Scholarship. Currently, he is serving as the President of the Research Committee on Health Sociology of the International Sociological Association and is on the Editorial Board of the American Sociological Review. Dr. Cockerham has published numerous peer-reviewed papers in academic journals and is author or editor of fourteen books. His most recent books published by Pearson Prentice-Hall include Medical Sociology, 11th edition (2010) and the Sociology of Mental Disorder, 8th edition (2010).

Table of Contents

IN THIS SECTION:

1.) BRIEF

2.) COMPREHENSIVE

 

 

BRIEF TABLE OF CONTENTS:


Chapter 1 The Problem of Mental Disorder  

Chapter 2 Types of Mental Disorders  

Chapter 3 Concepts of Causes and Cures  

Chapter 4 Mental Disorder as Deviant Behavior  

Chapter 5 Social Epidemiology  

Chapter 6 Social Class  

Chapter 7 Age, Gender, and Marital Status  

Chapter 8 Urban versus Rural Living and Migration  

Chapter 9 Race  

Chapter 10 Help-Seeking Behavior and the Prepatient Experience  

Chapter 11 Acting Mentally Disordered: The Example of Schizophrenia, Anxiety, and Depression  

Chapter 12 The Mental Hospital Patient  

Chapter 13 Residing in the Community  

Chapter 14 Community Care and Public Policy  

Chapter 15 Mental Disorder and the Law  

Chapter 16 Mental Disorder and Public Policy in Selected Countries  

 


COMPREHENSIVE TABLE OF CONTENTS:

 

Chapter 1 The Problem of Mental Disorder

Defining Mental Disorder

Madness through the Ages  

 

Chapter 2 Types of Mental Disorders 

Disorders Usually First Diagnosed in Infancy, Childhood, or Adolescence 

Delirium, Dementia, and Amnestic and Other Cognitive Disorders  

Mental Disorders Due to a General Medical Condition Not Elsewhere Classified  

Substance-Related Disorders  

Schizophrenia  

Mood Disorders  

Anxiety Disorders  

Somatoform Disorders  

Factitious Disorders  

Dissociative Disorders  

Sexual and Gender Identity Disorders  

Eating Disorders  

Sleep Disorders  

Impulse-Control Disorders Not Elsewhere Classified  

Adjustment Disorders  

Personality Disorders  

Other Conditions that may be a Focus of Clinical Attention  

 

Chapter 3 Concepts of Causes and Cures  

The Medical Model  

The Psychoanalytic Model  

The Social Learning Model (Behavior Modification)  

The Social Stress Model  

The Antipsychiatric Model  

 

Chapter 4 Mental Disorder as Deviant Behavior  

Macro-Level Approaches to Mentally Deviant Behavior  

Micro-Level Approaches to Mentally Deviant Behavior  

 

Chapter 5 Social Epidemiology

Epidemiological Methods  

The “True” Prevalence of Mental Disorder  

 

Chapter 6 Social Class  

The Classic Studies  

Explanations of the Relationship  

  

Chapter 7 Age, Gender, and Marital Status  

Age  

Gender  

Marital Status  

 

Chapter 8 Urban versus Rural Living and Migration  

Urban versus Rural Living

Migration  

 

Chapter 9 Race  

Differences between Racial Minority Groups  

Minority Status and Self-Esteem  

Urban Black Folk Healers  

The Curanderos  

 

Chapter 10 Help-Seeking Behavior and the Prepatient Experience  

The Decision to Seek Treatment  

Family Disruption  

Family Alienation  

Public Disruption  

 

Chapter 11 Acting Mentally Disordered: The Example of Schizophrenia, Anxiety, and Depression  

Alienation from “Place”  

Recognizing Symptoms  

Madness as a Method of Coping  

The Definitive Outburst  

Rendering of Accounts  

The Paradox of Normalcy  

Removal from “Place”  

 

Chapter 12 The Mental Hospital Patient  

Voluntary Commitment  

Involuntary Commitment  

The Inpatient  

 

Chapter 13 Residing in the Community  

Stigma 

Family Responses to Current and Former Mental Patients  

Community Responses to Current and Former Mental Patients  

Adjustment to the Outside World  

 

Chapter 14 Community Care and Public Policy  

Delivery of Mental Health Services  

The Changing Focus of Mental Health Care Delivery  

Community Mental Health Centers  

Managed Care  

Delivery of Mental Health Services in the United States: An Appraisal  

 

Chapter 15 Mental Disorder and the Law  

The Concept of Dangerousness  

False Commitment  

Insanity as a Defense in a Criminal Trial  

The Right to Treatment  

Mental Health Law and Social Control  

 

Chapter 16 Mental Disorder and Public Policy in Selected Countries  

Great Britain  

Italy  

Germany  

China  

Japan  

Poland



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