Sociology of Mental Disorder / Edition 3

Sociology of Mental Disorder / Edition 3

by William C. Cockerham
     
 

ISBN-10: 0138162999

ISBN-13: 9780138162993

Pub. Date: 12/01/1991

Publisher: Prentice Hall Professional Technical Reference

Offering a complete review of the field of mental health from a sociological (rather than psychiatric) perspective, this book incorporates the most current data and research findings available—including the latest edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-IV). Chapter topics include the problem of mental disorder;…  See more details below

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Offering a complete review of the field of mental health from a sociological (rather than psychiatric) perspective, this book incorporates the most current data and research findings available—including the latest edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-IV). Chapter topics include the problem of mental disorder; types of mental disorders; concepts of causes and cures; mental disorder as it relates to: deviant behavior, social epidemiology, social class, age, gender, marital status, urban versus rural living and migration, and race; help-seeking behavior and the prepatient experience; acting mentally disordered: the example of schizophrenia, anxiety, and depression; the mental hospital patient; residing in the community; community care and public policy; mental disorder and the law; and mental disorder and public policy in selected countries. For individuals interested in the field of mental health.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780138162993
Publisher:
Prentice Hall Professional Technical Reference
Publication date:
12/01/1991
Series:
Sociology Series
Edition description:
3rd ed
Pages:
384
Product dimensions:
6.25(w) x 9.36(h) x 1.01(d)

Table of Contents

Ch. 1The problem of mental disorder1
Ch. 2Types of mental disorders29
Ch. 3Mental disorder : concepts of causes and cures60
Ch. 4Mental disorder as deviant behavior97
Ch. 5Mental disorder : social epidemiology129
Ch. 6Mental disorder : social class141
Ch. 7Mental disorder : age, gender, and marital status159
Ch. 8Mental disorder : urban versus rural living and migration181
Ch. 9Mental disorder : race191
Ch. 10Help-seeking behavior and the prepatient experience211
Ch. 11Acting mentally disordered : the example of schizophrenia, anxiety, and depression222
Ch. 12The mental hospital patient247
Ch. 13Residing in the community271
Ch. 14Community care and public policy286
Ch. 15Mental disorder and the law307
Ch. 16Mental disorder and public policy in selected countries335

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