Gender and Mental Health

Gender and Mental Health

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Overview

Gender and Mental Health by Pauline M. Prior

Gender & Mental Health is an exciting textbook written from a policy perspective. Based on up-to-date information from Europe and the United States, it focuses not only on the individual experience of mental disorder for both men and women, but also on a range of mental health policy issues, including law and crime. It will be extremely useful to a broad range of students (sociology, social policy and gender studies) and professionals (social work, nursing, legal and medical).

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780333687628
Publisher: Macmillan Education UK
Publication date: 08/10/1999
Edition description: 1999
Pages: 208
Product dimensions: 5.51(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.02(d)

About the Author

DR PAULINE PRIOR has worked both as a community development worker in Zambia and as a social worker in London and Belfast. She is the author of Mental Health and Politics in Northern Ireland and currently teaches social policy at the Queen's University of Belfast.

Table of Contents

Introduction.- PART 1: MENTAL DISORDER Defining Mental Disorder.- The Population at Risk.- Treatment Approaches.- Gender and Normality.- PART 2: MENTAL HEALTH POLICY Defining Mental Health Policy.- Mental Health Services.- The Law and Mental Disorder.- Crime and Mental Disorder.- Conclusion.

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Pauline Prior uses the most recent statistics and international examples to articulate changing trends in the constructs of 'mental disorder', in attitudes towards mental vulnerability and in society's response through legal and service structures. This is a vigorously researched book, useful to all those concerned with the realities rather than the myths of madness.' – Mind

' ... an important addition to the specialist literature which will be of particular value to those with an interest in gender or the legal aspects of mental health.' – Anne Borsay, Cambridge University Journal

'The breadth of coverage is impressive, as well as the depth of literature upon which Prior draws to support her case. At a time when practitioners as well as academics are being urged to examine sources outside their own regional and national perspectives, it is gratifying to read a text which is so willing to engage in comparative analysis ... Overall, this is the type of informative yet critical text which will provide social workers, practitioners and managers with a sound understanding of the contemporary policy context in which much of their practice takes place.' – Professional Social Work

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