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Health and Behaviour: Selected Perspectives

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Overview

An array of international experts discuss aspects of health care, such as the sociology of health care in developing countries, the mental health aspects of general health care and the dangers to children through disease, malnutrition and other factors. These chapters are essential reading for those concerned with improving health care--be they health personnel, behavioral scientists, or laypeople interested in human behavior and its relation to health.
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"...beautifully written and adds a unique perspective to teh news that we read daily about epidemics, mass starvation, and forced migration of large numbers of people." American Journal of Psychiatry
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780521363525
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • Publication date: 10/28/2005
  • Pages: 240
  • Product dimensions: 5.98 (w) x 8.98 (h) x 0.67 (d)

Table of Contents

List of contributors; Preface; Acknowledgements; List of abbreviations; 1. Social and behavioural determinants of mental disorders Heinz Häfner and Rainer Welz; 2. Food-related behaviour M. Abdussalam, C. Foster and F. Käferstein; 3. The psychosocial environment and the development of competence in children Theodore D. Wachs; 4. Children in danger Philip Graham; 5. Adolescent health care and disease prevention in the Americas Beatrix A. Hamburg; 6. Social networks and mental disorder (with special reference to the elderly) Heinz Häfner and Rainer Welz; 7. Mental health aspects of general health care David Goldberg; 8. The sociology of health care in developing countries Debebar Banerji; 9. Population movements and health: global research needs Patricia L. Rosenfield; 10. Health and behaviour: a worldwide perspective David Hamburg and Norman Sartorius; Index.

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