Sociology of Mental Illness

ISBN-10: 0131114786
ISBN-13: 9780131114784
Edition: 2nd 2004
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Description: 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  More...

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Book details

List price: $123.60
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2004
Publisher: Prentice Hall PTR
Publication date: 7/3/2003
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 272
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.75" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 1.034
Language: English

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.

Preface
Introduction: Social Causes and Consequences of Mental Illness
Social Causes of Mental Illness
The Stress Process and Mental Illness
Social Status: Gender
Social Status: Socioeconomic Status and Race/Ethnicity
Social Status: Age
Social Status: Community
Social Roles: Spouse, Parent
Social Roles: Worker
The Intersection of Statuses and Roles
Social Reactions to Mental Illness
Labeling Deviant Behavior as Mental Illness
The Relationship between Public Attitudes and Professional Labels
The Medicalization of Deviant Behavior and Mental Illness
The History of Societal Reactions to Mental Illness
The Challenge of Community Mental Health
The Contribution of Sociology
Bibliography
Index

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