Sociology of Mental Disorder / Edition 3by William C. Cockerham
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 availableincluding 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.
Table of Contents1. The Problem of Mental Disorder.
2. Types of Mental Disorders.
3. Mental Disorder: Concepts of Causes and Cures.
4. Mental Disorder as Deviant Behavior.
5. Mental Disorder: Social Epidemiology.
6. Mental Disorder: Social Class.
7. Mental Disorder: Age, Gender, and Marital Status.
8. Mental Disorder: Urban versus Rural Living and Migration.
9. Mental Disorder: Race.
10. Help-Seeking Behavior and the Prepatient Experience.
11. Acting Mentally Disordered: The Example of Schizophrenia, Anxiety, and Depression.
12. The Mental Hospital Patient.
13. Residing in the Community.
14. Community Care and Public Policy.
15. Mental Disorder and the Law.
16. Mental Disorder and Public Policy in Selected Countries.
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