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The most recent literature and research on mental disorder from a sociological perspective .
The ninth edition of Sociology of Mental Disorder presents the major issues and research findings on the influence of race, social class, gender, and age on the incidence of mental disorder. The text also examines the institutions put in place to help those with mental disorders.
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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
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