Sociology of Mental Disorder / Edition 6

Sociology of Mental Disorder / Edition 6

by William C. Cockerham
     
 

ISBN-10: 0130979597

ISBN-13: 9780130979599

Pub. Date: 08/26/2002

Publisher: Prentice Hall

This book presents the major issues and research findings found in the abundant sociological literature on mental disorder. 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

Overview

This book presents the major issues and research findings found in the abundant sociological literature on mental disorder. 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. For sociologists, psychologists, and other professionals interested in the latest research findings in the field of mental health.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780130979599
Publisher:
Prentice Hall
Publication date:
08/26/2002
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
400
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.80(d)

Table of Contents

  1. 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.

References.

Index.

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