A Sociology of Mental Health and Illness

Author: N.A

Publisher: Taylor & Francis Group

ISBN: 9780335203475

Category: Medical

Page: 238

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Providing a clear overview of the major aspects of the sociology of mental health and illness, this text draws on a range of social theories and methods to illustrate its points, and information is organised along dimensions of class, race, etc.

A Sociology of Mental Health and Illness

Author: Anne Rogers,David Pilgrim

Publisher: Open University Press

ISBN: 9780335215836

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 296

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A vital text for studying the effects of mental health and illness on a society This bestselling textbook provides a clear overview of the major aspects of the sociology of mental health and illness. In this new edition, the authors update each chapter, taking into consideration recent social science and social psychiatric literature.

Handbook of the Sociology of Mental Health

Author: Carol S. Aneshensel,Jo C. Phelan,Alex Bierman

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9400742762

Category: Social Science

Page: 636

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This second edition of the Handbook of the Sociology of Mental Health features theory-driven reviews of recent research with a comprehensive approach to the investigation of the ways in which society shapes the mental health of its members and the lives of those who have been diagnosed as having a mental illness The award-winning Handbook is distinctive in its focus on how the organization and functioning of society influences the occurrence of mental disorder and its consequences. A core issue that runs throughout the text concerns the differential distribution of mental illness across various social strata, defined by status characteristics such as gender, race/ethnicity, socioeconomic status, and age. The contributions to this volume shed light on the social, cultural, and economic factors that explain why some social groups have an elevated risk of disorder. They also address the social repercussions of mental disorder for individuals, including stigmatization within the larger society, and for their families and social networks. The second edition of this seminal volume includes substantial updates to previous chapters, as well as seven new chapters on: -The Individual’s Experience of Mental Illness.--The Medicalization of Mental Illness.---Age, Aging, and Mental Health.- -Religion and Mental Health.- -Neighborhoods and Mental Health.- -Mental Health and the Law—and Public Beliefs about Mental Illness.

A sociology of mental health and illness

Author: David Pilgrim,Anne Rogers

Publisher: Open University

ISBN: 9780335190140

Category: Medical

Page: 198

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The revised edition of this best-selling book provides a clear overview of the major of the of mental aspects sociology health and illness. As well as drawing upon a range of social theories and methods to illustrate its points, it provides the reader with information which is organized along dimensions of class, gender, race and age. The mental health professions are critically analysed and long standing debates about the role of legalism explored. Organisational aspects of psychiatry are examined as well as the growing relevance of community mental health work. The book ends with a discussion of the various ways in which psychiatric patients and their relatives can be understood in their social context.

A Sociology of Mental Illness

Author: Mark Tausig,Janet Michello,Sree Subedi

Publisher: Pearson College Division

ISBN: N.A

Category: Psychology

Page: 240

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Summarizing mental health research conducted by sociologists over the last 30 years, "A Sociology of Mental Illness" provides a consistent narrative that emphasizes how social statuses and social roles affect mental health. The mental health treatment system and the public's reaction to mental illness are also comprehensively discussed. Topics include social causes and consequences of mental illness; social statuses, such as gender, socioeconomic status, race/ethnicity, age, and community; deviant behavior; and the challenges of community mental health. For those in the fields of sociology, psychology, nursing, and social workers.

A Handbook for the Study of Mental Health

Social Contexts, Theories, and Systems

Author: Allan V. Horwitz,Teresa L. Scheid

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521567633

Category: Social Science

Page: 676

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This book offers the first comprehensive presentation of the sociology of mental health and illness, including original, contemporary contributions by experts in the relevant aspects of the field. Divided into three sections, the chapters cover the general perspectives in the field, the social determinants of mental health, and current policy areas affecting mental health services. The Sociology of Mental Health and Illness is designed for classroom use in sociology, social work, human relations, human services, and psychology. With its useful definitions, overview of the historical, social, and institutional frameworks for understanding mental health and illness, and non-technical style, the text is suitable for advanced undergraduate or lower level graduate students.

The SAGE Handbook of Mental Health and Illness

Author: David Pilgrim,Anne Rogers,Bernice Pescosolido

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1446209687

Category: Medical

Page: 568

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The SAGE Handbook of Mental Health and Illness is a landmark volume, which integrates the conceptual, empirical and evidence-based threads of mental health as an area of study, research and practice. It approaches mental health from two perspectives - firstly as a positive state of well-being and personal and social functioning and secondly as psychological difference or abnormality in its social context. Unique features include: - a broad and inclusive view of the field, providing depth and breadth for the reader - a team of international, multi-disciplinary editors and contributors, and - discussion of the many of the unresolved debates in the field about constructs and causes. The Handbook will be an invaluable resource for postgraduate students, academics and researchers studying mental health in disciplines such as psychiatry, clinical psychology, social work, occupational therapy, nursing and sociology.

Sociology of Mental Disorder

Author: William C. Cockerham

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 1317211596

Category: Social Science

Page: 376

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The tenth edition of Sociology of Mental Disorder presents the major issues and research findings on the influence of race, social class, gender, and age on the incidence and prevalence of mental disorder. The text also examines the institutions that help those with mental disorders, mental health law, and public policy. Many important updates are new to this edition: -More first-person accounts of individuals who suffer from mental illness are included. -The new DSM-5 is now thoroughly covered along with the controversy surrounding it. -A new section on on social class and its components. -Updated assessment of the relationship between mental health and gender. - A revised and in-depth discussion of mental health and race. -New material on public policy, mental disorder, and the Affordable Health Care Act. -Updates of research and citations throughout.

The Sociology of Mental Illness

A Comprehensive Reader

Author: Jane D. McLeod,Eric R. Wright

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: N.A

Category: Psychology

Page: 858

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The Sociology of Mental Illness is a comprehensive collection of readings designed to help students develop a nuanced and sophisticated appreciation of the most important, heated--and fascinating--controversies in the field. Drawing primarily from sociological sources, the text features both classical and contemporary selections that cover the full range of sociological topics, perspectives, and debates, including the social construction of mental illness, the social origins of mental illness, and contemporary mental health treatment. This rich, varied assortment gives students a "roadmap" to the evolution and development of sociological research over time and insight into key controversies in the field. Selections include such classical readings as Scheff's original statement of labeling theory, contemporary reports on the prevalence of mental illness in countries around the world, and recent analyses of the changing treatment system. The readings are organized progressively in order to help students recognize the dynamic character of mental health research and the important role that controversies play in advancements in the field; this organization also gives students the tools they need to formulate their own views and opinions on crucial matters. A versatile, engaging text, The Sociology of Mental Illness is ideal for undergraduate and graduate courses in the sociology of mental illness.

The Sociology of Health and Illness in Ireland

Author: Anne Cleary,Margaret P. Treacy

Publisher: Univ College Dublin Press

ISBN: N.A

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 232

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This is the first collection of essays on such topics as physical and mental health, health inequalities, ethical dilemmas, alcoholism, and institutionalization to be based on Irish research findings and materials.

Handbook of the Sociology of Health, Illness, and Healing

A Blueprint for the 21st Century

Author: Bernice A. Pescosolido,Jack K. Martin,Jane D. McLeod,Anne Rogers

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9781441972613

Category: Social Science

Page: 571

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The Handbook of the Sociology of Health, Illness & Healing advances the understanding of medical sociology by identifying the most important contemporary challenges to the field and suggesting directions for future inquiry. The editors provide a blueprint for guiding research and teaching agendas for the first quarter of the 21st century. In a series of essays, this volume offers a systematic view of the critical questions that face our understanding of the role of social forces in health, illness and healing. It also provides an overall theoretical framework and asks medical sociologists to consider the implications of taking on new directions and approaches. Such issues may include the importance of multiple levels of influences, the utility of dynamic, life course approaches, the role of culture, the impact of social networks, the importance of fundamental causes approaches, and the influences of state structures and policy making.

The Sociology of Health and Illness

Author: Peter Conrad

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 9781429205580

Category: Social Science

Page: 625

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A text that brings a critical and conceptual sociological orientation to bear on the issues underlying the current health care crisis and on proposed changes in the health system.

The Sociology of Health, Illness, and Health Care: A Critical Approach

Author: Rose Weitz

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1111828792

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 432

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Extremely student friendly and completely up to date, THE SOCIOLOGY OF HEALTH, ILLNESS, AND HEALTH CARE: A CRITICAL APPROACH, 6e delivers a comprehensive, cutting-edge overview that includes both micro and macro-level topics. The text exposes the ethical dilemmas of modern health care and challenges students to think analytically, while its unique critical perspective enables readers to question their previously held beliefs about health and illness. Dr. Weitz’s thorough discussions of health and medicine emphasize the effects of power and how social forces create illness, affect our ideas about the meaning of illness and disability, structure health care institutions, and impact the work and social position of health care workers. The text focuses on health within the United States, but also examines global health care issues. It uses sociological perspective to thoroughly examine the social construction and cultural forces of health and illness, the social determinants and consequences of health status, and how health care systems operate in other parts of the world. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Rethinking the Sociology of Mental Health

Author: Joan Busfield

Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell

ISBN: 9780631221852

Category: Social Science

Page: 180

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Rethinking the Sociology of Mental Health is a collection of original papers introducing new ways of thinking sociologically about the terrain of mental health. There are more general papers about mental health and mental health policy and papers about specific types of mental illness and particular policy issues such as dangerousness.

A Handbook for the Study of Mental Health

Social Contexts, Theories, and Systems

Author: Teresa L. Scheid,Tony N. Brown

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521491940

Category: Medical

Page: 714

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The second edition of A Handbook for the Study of Mental Health provides a comprehensive review of the sociology of mental health. Chapters by leading scholars and researchers present an overview of historical, social and institutional frameworks. Part I examines social factors that shape psychiatric diagnosis and the measurement of mental health and illness, theories that explain the definition and treatment of mental disorders and cultural variability. Part II investigates effects of social context, considering class, gender, race and age, and the critical role played by stress, marriage, work and social support. Part III focuses on the organization, delivery and evaluation of mental health services, including the criminalization of mental illness, the challenges posed by HIV, and the importance of stigma. This 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.

The Sociology of Health, Healing, and Illness

Author: Gregory L. Weiss,Lynne E. Lonnquist

Publisher: Prentice Hall

ISBN: 9780131928404

Category: Social Science

Page: 390

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This reader-friendly book reflects important changes in health care and significant advancements in medical sociology - providing an in-depth overview of the field. It offers solid coverage of traditional topics with a keen focus on the current issues and public policy debates affecting this dynamic area of study.Analysis of a wide range of current issues includes the SARS epidemic, the sociology of mental health, the multidimensional consideration of stressors, the increasing problem of obesity, and contributions of animals to human health.For individuals interested in an overview of the health care system in the United States.

Health and Illness

Author: Michael Bury

Publisher: Polity

ISBN: 0745630316

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 144

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Michael Bury provides a lively introduction to the sociology of health and illness for students approaching the topic for the first time. Drawing on classic writings and up-to-date research, he discusses the conceptualization and patterning of health andillness in contemporary society.

The Sociology of Health, Healing, and Illness

Author: Gregory L. Weiss,Lynne E. Lonnquist

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 1317236432

Category: Social Science

Page: 520

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With thorough coverage of inequality in health care access and practice, this leading textbook has been widely acclaimed by teachers as the most accessible of any available. It introduces and integrates recent research in medical sociology and emphasizes the importance of race, class, gender throughout. This new edition leads students through the complexities of the evolving Affordable Care Act. It significantly expands coverage of medical technology, end-of-life issues, and alternative and complementary health care—topics students typically debate in the classroom. Many new textboxes and enhancements in pedagogy grace this new edition, which is essential in the fast-changing area of health care. New to this Edition *More textboxes relating the social aspects of medicine to students' lives *Expanded coverage leading students through the complex impacts of the ACA and health care reform *Expanded coverage of medical technology, end-of-life issues, and alternative and complementary health care *'Health and the Internet' sections updated and renovated toward student assignments *New, end of chapter lists of terms *Updated test bank