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Sociology of Mental Health and Illness

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ISBN-10: 0335236650

ISBN-13: 9780335236657

Edition: 4th 2010

Authors: Anne Rogers, David Pilgrim

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List price: $28.99
Edition: 4th
Copyright year: 2010
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education
Publication date: 7/16/2010
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 344
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.430

After graduating in Social Sciences (Sociology and Social Policy) from the Polytechnic of Central London in 1984, I undertook an M.Sc in Sociology as Applied to Medicine at Bedford College, University of London. I then gained employment as a research officer in the Legal Department of National Mind, exploring the implementation of Section 136 of the Mental Health Act where I became interested in a broad range of mental health issues including civil commiment, coercion, drug treatments and user involvement. During that time I undertook a part-time Phd at the University of Nottingham exploring notions of profesional dominance applied to policing and psychiatry. Between 1985-90 I was a a…    

David Pilgrim is Professor of Health and Social Policy, Department of Sociology,nbsp;Social Policy and Criminology at the University of Liverpool, UK. After trainingnbsp;and working as a clinical psychologist he completed a PhD examining psychotherapynbsp;in the organisational setting of the British NHS. He then went on thenbsp;complete a Master's in sociology. He has worked at the boundary between clinicalnbsp;psychology and medical sociology for the past twenty years and has produced overnbsp;60 articles in peer-reviewed journals, based upon his research into mental healthnbsp;policy and practice. His years working in the British NHS provided him withnbsp;extensive everyday experience of…    

Perspectives on mental health and illness
Stigma revisited and lay representations of mental health problems
Social class and mental health
Women and men
Race and ethnicity
Age and ageing
Mental health work and professions
The treatment of people with mental health problems
The organization of mental health work
Psychiatry and legal control
Users of mental health services
Public mental health and the pursuit of happiness
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