A Handbook for the Study of Mental Health: Social Contexts, Theories, and Systems by Cambridge University Press (Paperback, 2009)
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- DescriptionThe 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 diagsis 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.
- Author BiographyTeresa 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's 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.
- PublisherCambridge University Press
- Date of Publication16/11/2009
- SubjectSocial Issues, Services & Welfare
- Place of PublicationCambridge
- Country of PublicationUnited Kingdom
- ImprintCambridge University Press
- Content Note37 b/w illus. 23 tables
- Weight970 g
- Width152 mm
- Height228 mm
- Spine37 mm
- Edited byTeresa L. Scheid,Tony N. Brown
- Format DetailsTrade paperback (US)
- Edition Statement2nd Revised edition
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