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

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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.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781848608801
  • Publisher: SAGE Publications
  • Publication date: 12/1/2009
  • Series: SAGE Key Concepts Series
  • Edition description: Second Edition
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 204
  • Product dimensions: 6.70 (w) x 9.40 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Meet the Author

David Pilgrim is Professor of Health and Social Policy, Department of Sociology, Social Policy and Criminology at the University of Liverpool, UK.

After training and working as a clinical psychologist he completed a Ph D examining psychotherapy in the organisational setting of the British NHS. He then went on the complete a Master’s in sociology. He has worked at the boundary between clinical psychology and medical sociology for the past twenty years and has produced over 60 articles in peer-reviewed journals, based upon his research into mental health policy and practice. His years working in the British NHS provided him with extensive everyday experience of the theoretical and policy aspects of mental health expressed in practical settings. One his books, A Sociology of Mental Health and Illness (3rd edition, Open University Press, 2005), co-authored with Anne Rogers, won the British Medical Association’s medical book of the year award for 2006. Currently he is writing a book on critical realism and mental health (Routledge, 2014) and is co-editing (with John Hall) a book on the history of British clinical psychology for the British Psychological Society. This will commemorate the fiftieth anniversary in 2015 of the establishment in the latter of the Division of Clinical Psychology.

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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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