Handbook for the Study of Mental Health Social Contexts, Theories, and Systems

ISBN-10: 0521567637

ISBN-13: 9780521567633

Edition: 1999

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Divided into three sections, this handbook on studying mental health covers the general perspectives in the field, the social determinants of mental health, and late-1990s policy areas affecting mental health services.
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List price: $45.99
Copyright year: 1999
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 4/13/1999
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 694
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 1.50" tall
Weight: 2.046
Language: English

Teresa L. Scheid is Professor of Sociology and serves on the faculty for doctoral programs in public policy, organization science, and health services research at UNC-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.

Approaches to Mental Health and Illness: Conflicting Definitions and Emphases
The nature of mental health and illness
Measuring Mental Illness
The prevalence of mental illness
Biological approaches to psychiatric disorders
Psychological approaches to mental illness
Sociological approaches to mental illness
The labeling theory of mental disorder (I): the role of social contingencies in the application of psychiatric labels
The Social Context of Mental Health and Illness
Stress and mental health: a conceptual overview
The Nature of Stressors
Social Support and Coping
Outcomes of the stress process
Family structure and processes
Social networks and mental health
Socioeconomic stratification and mental disorder
Work and unemployment as stressors
Race and mental health: emerging patterns and promising approaches
Social stressors in childhood and adolescence Elizabeth
Well-being across the life course
Gender and mental health: do women have more psychopathology, men more, or both the same (and why)
The labeling theory of mental disorder (II): The consequences of labeling
Mental Health Systems and Policy
How do people come to use mental health services? Current knowledge and changing perspectives
Contemporary mental health systems and managed care Ronald W. Manderscheid
Institutional care and its consequences for the delivery of mental health services
Integrating service delivery systems for persons with a severe mental illness
Mental health policymaking in the intergovernmental system
Psychiatric rehabilitation services and outcomes: an overview
An introduction to the mental health consumer movement
Mental illness and the criminal justice system
The HIV-mental health challenge
Cultural diversity and mental health treatment
Mental health systems in cross-cultural context
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