Sociology of Mental Disorder

ISBN-10: 0130999261

ISBN-13: 9780130999269

Edition: 5th 2000

Authors: William C. Cockerham

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For undergraduate courses in Mental Illness and Mental Health in departments of Sociology or Social Work. Offering a complete review of the field of mental health from a sociological (rather than psychiatric) perspective, this text incorporates the most current data and research findings available including the latest edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-IV).
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Book details

List price: $69.00
Edition: 5th
Copyright year: 2000
Publisher: Prentice Hall PTR
Publication date: 9/2/1999
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 374
Size: 6.50" wide x 9.50" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.342
Language: English

Preface
The Problem of Mental Disorder
Defining Mental Disorder
Madness through the Ages
Summary
Types of Mental Disorders
Disorders Usually First Diagnosed in Infancy, Childhood, or Adolescence
Delirium, Dementia, and Amnestic and Other Cognitive Disorders
Mental Disorders Due to a General Medical Condition Not Elsewhere Classified
Substance-Related Disorders
Schizophrenia
Mood Disorders
Anxiety Disorders
Somatoform Disorders
Factitious Disorders
Dissociative Disorders
Sexual and Gender Identity Disorders
Eating Disorders
Sleep Disorders
Impulse-Control Disorders Not Elsewhere Classified
Adjustment Disorders
Personality Disorders
Summary
Mental Disorder: Concepts of Causes and Cures
The Medical Model
The Psychoanalytic Model
The Social Learning Model (Behavior Modification)
The Social Stress Model
The Antipsychiatric Model
Summary
Mental Disorder as Deviant Behavior
Macro-Level Approaches to Mentally Deviant Behavior
Micro-Level Approaches to Mentally Deviant Behavior
Summary
Mental Disorder: Social Epidemiology
Epidemiological Methods
The "True" Prevalence of Mental Disorder
Summary
Mental Disorder: Social Class
The Classic Studies
Explanations of the Relationship
Summary
Mental Disorder: Age, Gender, and Marital Status
Age
Gender
Marital Status
Summary
Mental Disorder: Urban versus Rural Living and Migration
Urban versus Rural Living
Migration
Summary
Mental Disorder: Race
Differences between Racial Minority Groups
Minority Status and Self-Esteem
Urban Black Folk Healers
The Curanderos
Summary
Help-Seeking Behavior and the Prepatient Experience
The Decision to Seek Treatment
Family Disruption
Family Alienation
Public Disruption
Summary
Acting Mentally Disordered: The Example of Schizophrenia, Anxiety, and Depression
Alienation from "Place,"
Recognizing Symptoms
Madness as a Method of Coping
The Definitive Outburst
Rendering of Accounts
The Paradox of Normalcy
Removal from "Place,"
Summary
The Mental Hospital Patient
Voluntary Commitment
Involuntary Commitment
The Inpatient
Summary
Residing in the Community
Stigma
Family Responses to Current and Former Mental Patients
Community Responses to Current and Former Mental Patients
Adjustment to the Outside World
Summary
Community Care and Public Policy
Delivery of Mental Health Services
The Changing Focus of Mental Health Care Delivery
Community Mental Health Centers
Delivery of Mental Health Services in the United States: An Appraisal
Summary
Mental Disorder and the Law
The Concept of Dangerousness
False Commitment
Insanity as a Defense in a Criminal Trial
The Right to Treatment
Mental Health Law and Social Control
Summary
Mental Disorder and Public Policy in Selected Countries
Great Britain
Italy
Germany
China
Japan
Poland
Summary
References
Name Index
Subject Index
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