The 2nd edition of A Handbook for the Study of Mental Health: Contexts, Theories, and Systems provides a comprehensive review of the sociology of mental health, with chapters written by leading scholars and researchers. The volume presents an overview of historical, social, and institutional frameworks for understanding mental health and illness. Part I examines social factors that shape psychiatric diagnosis and the measurement of mental health and illness, the theories that explain the definition and treatment of mental disorders, and cultural variability in mental health. Part II investigates effects of social context on mental health and illness. Individual chapters consider the role of social statuses including class, gender, race, and age. Several chapters focus on the critical role played by stress, marriage, work, and social support, with a concluding chapter focusing on terrorism. Part III focuses on the organization, delivery, and evaluation of mental health services, including a discussion of the criminalization of mental illness, the mental health challenges posed by HIV, and the importance of stigma in meeting the mental health needs of individuals. A Handbook for the Study of Mental Health is a key research reference source that will be useful to both undergraduates and graduate students studying mental health and illness from any number of disciplines.
|Publisher:||Cambridge University Press|
|Edition description:||3rd Revised ed.|
|Product dimensions:||6.97(w) x 9.96(h) x 1.57(d)|
About the Author
Teresa L. Scheid is Professor of Sociology and serves on the faculty for doctoral programs in public policy, organization science, and health services research at the University of North Carolina, Charlotte. She has published widely on the organization and delivery of mental health care services with a focus on the work of mental health care providers. This work is reflected in her book Tie a Knot and Hang On: Providing Mental Health Care in a Turbulent Environment (2004). Professor Scheid current work has expanded to examine the mental health consequences of HIV.
Tony N. Brown is Associate Professor of Sociology and holds secondary appointments in Psychology and Human Development, and Human and Organizational Development at Vanderbilt University. He also serves as faculty in the Program in African American and Diaspora Studies, the Developmental Psychopathology Research Training Program, the Center for Medicine, Health, and Society, and the Center for Evaluation and Program Improvement. His research interests include the mental health impact of race-related stressors, racial identity, ethnic/race socialization, the conceptualization of mental health, and psychiatric epidemiology. In recent work, he examines the psychological costs of racism for blacks as well as the mental health benefits some whites receive because of racism.
Table of Contents
Part I: Introduction to Part I: approaches to mental health and illness Teresa L. Scheid and Tony N. Brown; 1. An overview of sociological perspectives on the definitions, causes, and responses to mental health and illness Allan V. Horwitz; 2. The measurement of mental disorder Jerome C. Wakefield and Mark F. Schmitz; 3. The prevalence of mental illness Ronald C. Kessler; 4. Biological approaches to psychiatric disorders: a sociological approach Sharon Schwartz and Cheryl Corcoran; 5. Psychological approaches to mental illness Christopher Peterson; 6. Sociological approaches to mental illness Peggy A. Thoits; 7. Viewing mental health from the complete state paradigm Corey L. M. Keyes and Barret Michalec; 8. Mental health systems in cross-cultural context Harriet P. Lefley; Part II: Introduction to Part II: the social context of mental health and illness Tony N. Brown and Teresa L. Scheid; 9. Stressors, stress, and distress Blair Wheaton and Shirin Montazer; 10. Social support and mental health R. Jay Turner and Robyn Lewis; 11. Work and unemployment as stressors Mary Clare Lennon and Laura Limonic; 12. Socio-economic stratification and mental disorder William W. Eaton, Carles Muntaner and Jaime C. Sapag; 13. Gender and mental health: do males and females have different amounts or types of problems? Sara Rosenfield and Dena Smith; 14. Race and mental health: patterns and challenges David Williams, Manuela Costa and Jacinta Leavell; 15. African American women and mental well-being: the triangulation of race, gender, and socioeconomic status Verna Keith and Diane Brown; 16. Marital status and mental health Kristi Williams, Adrianne Frech and Daniel L. Carlson; 17. Stress and distress in childhood and adolescence Elizabeth G. Menaghan; 18. Psychopathology and risky sexual behaviors among black adolescents Cleo Howard Caldwell and Ebony Sandusky; 19. Well-being across the life course John Mirowsky and Catherine Ross; 20. Mental health and terrorism Robert J. Johnson and Steven E. Hobfoll; Part III: Introduction to Part III: mental health systems and policy Teresa L. Scheid and Tony N. Brown; 21. Understandng the context and dynamic processes of mental health treatment Bernice Pescosolido and Carol A. Boyer; 22. Cultural diversity and mental health treatment Emily Walton, Kateri Berasi, David T. Takeuchi and Edwina S. Uehara; 23. The mental health consumers/survivors movement in the US Athena McLean; 24. Mental illness and the criminal justice system Virginia Aldigé Hiday and Padraic Burns; 25. Mental health in organizations and systems Michael Polgar; 26. Integrating service delivery systems for persons with severe mental illness Gary S. Cuddeback and Joseph Morrissey; 27. Consequences of managed care for mental health care providers Teresa L. Scheid; 28. Mental health and the changing context of HIV James Walkup and Stephen Crystal; 29. Labelling and stigma Bruce G. Link and Jo C. Phelan.