A Sociology of Mental Health and Illness

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  • Edition: 4th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2010-07-01
  • Publisher: Open Univ Pr
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The third edition of Rogers and Pilgrim,A Sociology of Mental Health and Illness, won first prize in the BMA Medical Book Competition (Mental Health Category) in 2006. This edition retains all the aspects that made previous editions so successful, while including new features: two new chapters, a glossary and weblinks.

Author Biography

Anne Rogers is Professor of the Sociology of Health Care in the School of Community Based Medicine at the University of Manchester, UK.

David Pilgrim is Professor of Mental Health Policy in the Department of Social Work at the University of Central Lancashire, UK. His career has been divided between higher education and the NHS.

Table of Contents

Perspectives on mental health and illness
Stigma revisited and lay representations of mental health problems
Social class and mental health
Women and men
Race and ethnicity
Age and ageing
Mental health work and professions
The treatment of people with mental health problems
The organization of mental health work
Psychiatry and legal control
Users of mental health services
Public mental health and the pursuit of happiness

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