9780205913879

Sociology of Mental Disorder

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    9780205913879

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  • Edition: 9th
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  • Copyright: 7/26/2013
  • Publisher: Routledge
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Summary

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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Learning Goals

Upon completing this book, readers will be able to:

  • Understand how race, social class, gender, age, influence mental disorder.
  • Explain how institutions help those with mental disorders.

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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

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

 

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