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Recent research has challenged basic assumptions that women are more prone than men to mental disorders, and has highlighted the increasing visibility of men in psychiatric statistics in the twentieth century. Yet gender differences continue to be intertwined with risk factors in socioeconomic conditions and in biases in approaches to diagnosis and treatment.
Prior examines the individual experiences of mental disorders for both men and women and explores a range of mental health policy issues including concepts of normality, trends in mental health care legislation and service delivery, the differing impacts of national mental health policies on women and on men, and changing views of disorders linked with sexual identity and orientation.
Based on up-to-date information from both the United States and Europe, this volume will be useful to a broad range of scholars and professionals in psychology, sociology, social policy, gender studies, social work, medicine, and law.
|Preface and Acknowledgements|
|Pt. I||Mental Disorder|
|2||Defining Mental Disorder||15|
|3||The Population at Risk||34|
|4||Approaches to Treatment||51|
|5||Gender and Normality||77|
|Pt. II||Mental Health Policy|
|6||Defining Mental Health Policy||99|
|7||Mental Health Services||116|
|8||The Law and Mental Disorder||138|
|9||Crime and Mental Disorder||158|
|10||A Final Word||177|