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- DescriptionSocial psychiatry is concerned with the effects of the social environment on the mental health of the individual, and with the effects of the person with a mental disorder on his/her social environment. The field encompasses social interventions, prevention and the promotion of mental health. This new edition of Principles of Social Psychiatry provides a broad overview of current thinking in this expanding field and will be a source of ideas both in research and for the management of mental disorder. It opens by putting social psychiatry in perspective, within both psychiatry and the social sciences. From the patient's perspective, the outermost influence is the culture in which they live, followed by their neighbourhoods, workmates, and friends and family. The next section considers how we conceptualize the social world, from families through cultural identify and ethnicity to the wider social environment.
The book reviews the social determinants and consequences of the major mental disorders before considering interventions and service delivery at various levels to mitigate these. It closes with a review of the social impact of mental illness around the world and a thoughtful essay by the editors on the current state of social psychiatry and where it is heading.
- Author BiographyDinesh Bhugra is Professor of Mental Health and Cultural Diversity at the Institute of Psychiatry in London. He is currently President of the Royal College of Psychiatrists, having previously served as Dean. In May 2009, he was elected as an International Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association, in recognition of having made significant and continued contributions to the field of psychiatry. He has authored/co authored over 200 papers, 50 chapters and 14 books, the most recent volume being Culture and Self-harm, Handbook of Psychiatry. He is editor of the International Review of Psychiatry.
Craig Morgan is Senior Lecturer at the Institute of Psychiatry, King's College London and Associate Member of the Social Psychiatry Unit, University of Oxford. He has completed higher degrees at the Universities of Oxford and London and his research focuses on the impact of social and cultural factors on the onset, course and outcome of mental disorders. He has authored numerous academic papers and book chapters on these topics and has co-edited a book on the relationship between the social environment and serious mental disorder, Society and Psychosis. He is on the editorial board of Psychological Medicine.
- PublisherJohn Wiley and Sons Ltd
- Date of Publication13/04/2010
- SubjectPsychiatry & Clinical Psychology: Professional
- Place of PublicationHoboken
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- Content NoteIllustrations
- Weight1336 g
- Width196 mm
- Height255 mm
- Spine36 mm
- Edited byCraig Morgan,Dinesh Bhugra
- Edition Statement2nd Revised edition
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