Key Concepts in Mental Health (SAGE Key Concepts Series) / Edition 2
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Key Concepts in Mental Health (SAGE Key Concepts Series) / Edition 2

by David Pilgrim
     
 

ISBN-10: 1848608802

ISBN-13: 9781848608801

Pub. Date: 12/01/2009

Publisher: SAGE Publications

Mental health is an area that new students and trainee practitioners often find bewildering. This book cuts through the stigma associated with this topic. It delivers bite-sized chunks of information that cover the central concepts and debates which shape contemporary views about mental health and illness. As this book shows, these key concepts not only influence

Overview

Mental health is an area that new students and trainee practitioners often find bewildering. This book cuts through the stigma associated with this topic. It delivers bite-sized chunks of information that cover the central concepts and debates which shape contemporary views about mental health and illness. As this book shows, these key concepts not only influence our understanding of mental health, but also govern the provision of services for people with mental health problems.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781848608801
Publisher:
SAGE Publications
Publication date:
12/01/2009
Series:
SAGE Key Concepts Series
Edition description:
Second Edition
Pages:
204
Product dimensions:
6.70(w) x 9.40(h) x 0.50(d)

Table of Contents

PART ONE: MENTAL HEALTH AND MENTAL-HEALTH PROBLEMS
Mental Health
Psychiatric Diagnosis
Psychiatric Epidemiology
Functional and Organic Mental Illness
The Myth of Mental Illness
Madness
Sadness
Fear
Personality Disorders
Self-Harm
Substance Misuse
Learning Disability
Causes and Constructs
Physical Health
Well-Being
Pleasure
Creativity
Spirituality
Lay Views of Mental Health and Illness
Eating Disorders
PART TWO: MENTAL-HEALTH SERVICES
Primary Care
Acute Mental-Health Services
Forensic Mental-Health Services
Service-User Involvement
Carers
Mental-Health Professionals
Biological Interventions
Psychological Interventions
Financial Aspects of Mental Health
The Quality of Mental-Health Care
Evidence-Based Practice
Recovery
Coercion
Corruption of Care
Malpractice
PART THREE: MENTAL HEALTH AND SOCIETY
Mental-Health Policy
Mental-Health Promotion
Segregation
Eugenics
Capacity and Culpability
Anti-Psychiatry
Labelling Theory
Stigma
Social Capital
Social Exclusion
Work
Risks to and from People with Mental-Health Problems
The Mass Media
Social Models of Mental Health
Suicide
Cross-Cultural Psychiatry
Social Class
Race
Gender
Age
Childhood Adversity
The Pharmaceutical Industry
Warfare

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