A Sociology of Mental Health and Illness / Edition 3 available in Paperback
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- McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing
Professor Chris Dowrick, University of Liverpool, UK
A former BMA Medical Book of the Year award winner, this book provides a sociological analysis of major areas of mental health and illness and helps students to develop a critical approach to the subject. This new edition is fully updated, taking into consideration changes in the areas of sociology, social psychiatry and policy analysis and changes to policy and therapeutic law.
A new chapter entitled 'public mental health and the pursuit of happiness', reflects the recent focus on the creation of mentally healthy societies.
A Sociology of Mental Health and Illness 4/e is a key teaching and learning resource for undergraduates and postgraduates studying a range of medical sociology and health-related courses, as well as trainee mental health workers in the fields of social work, nursing, clinical psychology and psychiatry.
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About the Author
David Pilgrim is Professor of Mental Health Policy in the Department of Social Work at the University of Central Lancashire, UK. His career has been divided between higher education and the NHS.
Table of ContentsPerspectives on mental health and illness
Stigma revisited and lay representations of mental health problems
Social class and mental health
Women and men
Race and ethnicity
Age and ageing
Mental health work and professions
The treatment of people with mental health problems
The organization of mental health work
Psychiatry and legal control
Users of mental health services
Public mental health and the pursuit of happiness