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The SAGE handbook of mental health and illness /
edited by David Pilgrim, Anne Rogers and Bernice Pescosolido.
imprint
Los Angeles : SAGE, 2011.
description
xviii, 547 p. : ill. ; 26 cm.
ISBN
1847873820 (hbk.), 9781847873828 (hbk.)
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imprint
Los Angeles : SAGE, 2011.
isbn
1847873820 (hbk.)
9781847873828 (hbk.)
contents note
-- Recovery in mental illness: the roots, meanings, and implementations of a "new" services movement / Ann McCranie -- Mental health problems, social exclusion and social inclusion: a UK perspective / Jenny Secker -- Social network influence in mental health and illness, service use and settings, and treatment outcomes / Bernice A. Pescosolido.
Section 1 Mental health and mental disorder in social context -- The limits to psychiatric and behavioral genetics / Angus Clarke -- The challenge of measurement of mental disorder in community surveys / Jerome C. Wakefield and Mark F. Schmitz -- Mental health, positive psychology and the sociology of the self / Benedikt Rogge -- Sociological aspects of the emotions / Gillian Bendelow -- Ethnicity, race and mental disorder in the UK / James Nazroo and Karen Iley -- Gender matters: differences in depression between women and men / Jane M. Ussher -- The diagnosis of depression in an international context / Renata Kokanovic -- Stressors and experienced stress / Susan Roxburgh -- Religious beliefs and mental health: applications and extensions of the stress process model / Scott Schieman -- Children, culture, and mental illness: public knowledge and stigma toward childhood problems / Brea Perry and Bernice A. Pescosolido -- Stigma and mental disorder / Graham Scambler -- Medicalization and mental health: the critique of medical expansion, and a consideration of how markets, national states, and citizens matters / Sigrun Olafsdottir -- Danger and diagnosed mental disorder / David Pilgrim and Anne Rogers -- Section 2 Clinical and policy topics -- Biological explanations for and responses to madness / Philip Thomas -- The psychology of psychosis / Richard Bentall -- Sociological aspects of personality disorder / Nick Manning -- Sociological aspects of substance misuse / Michael Bloor and Alison Munro -- Social aspects of psychotropic medication / David Pilgrim, Anne Rogers and Jonathan Gabe -- Common mental health problems: primary care and health inequalities in the UK / Carolyn Chew-Graham -- Promoting mental health / Helen Herman -- Institutionalization and deinstitutionalization / Andrew Scull -- Action for change in the UK: thirty years of the user/survivor movement / Peter Campbell and Diana Rose
abstract
This title integrates the conceptual, empirical and evidence-based threads of mental health as an area of study, research and practice. It approaches mental health from two perspectives - firstly as a positive state of well-being and secondly as psychological difference or abnormality in its social context.
catalogue key
7812701
 
Includes bibliographical references and index.
A Look Inside
About the Author
Author Affiliation
David Pilgrim is Professionial Research Fellow, Institute of Psychology, Health and Society, University of Liverpool and Professor of Mental Health Policy at the University of Central Lancashire. Anne Rogers is professor of Sociology of Health Care at the University of Manchester. Bernice Pescosolido is Distinguished and Chancellor's Professor of Sociology at Indiana University.
Full Text Reviews
Appeared in Choice on 2011-07-01:
Consisting of 25 chapters organized into two sections--Mental Health and Mental Disorder in Social Context, and Clinical and Policy Topics--this useful collection is like most such books, informative on particular issues (such as reminding readers that depression among women is as much a social problem as a medical problem) but weak in providing a unifying theme. Essays are mostly discussions critical of extant ideas and findings, in contrast to being solely theoretical or solely empirical. An example is an essay that examines the problems of questionnaires based on the prevailing psychiatric nosology. Other topics include stress and mental health, the public's knowledge and attitudes about mental health among children (e.g., depression is seen as more serious than ADHD), stigma and mental disorder, social aspects of psychotropic medicine, substance misuse, the reciprocal relation between danger and mental disorder, and social exclusion in mental health problems. While all of the papers are informative and most are verbose, a number leave readers with the sense that much is unknown, e.g., "many basic questions concerning the relationship between ethnicity/race and mental health remain unanswered.. A rich, important book. Summing Up: Highly recommended. Upper-division undergraduates and above. D. Harper University of Rochester
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Review Quotes
"Pilgrim, Rogers, and Pescosolido's volume is a wide-ranging and cross-national examination of many core issues in the sociology of mental health. It presents a variety of perspectives on fundamental substantive and policy issues in mental health and illness. Its scope and range make it ideal for scholars and students in a variety of disciplines concerned with social aspects of psychological distress and disorder."
A wide-ranging and cross-national examination of many core issues in the sociology of mental health. It presents a variety of perspectives on fundamental substantive and policy issues in mental health and illness. Its scope and range make it ideal for scholars and students in a variety of disciplines concerned with social aspects of psychological distress and disorder.
"Highly recommended. Upper-division undergraduates and above."
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Summaries
Main Description
The SAGE Handbook of Mental Health and Illness is a landmark volume, which integrates the conceptual, empirical and evidence-based threads of mental health as an area of study, research and practice. It approaches mental health from two perspectives - firstly as a positive state of well-being and personal and social functioning and secondly as psychological difference or abnormality in its social context. Unique features include: - a broad and inclusive view of the field, providing depth and breadth for the reader - a team of international, multi-disciplinary editors and contributors, and - discussion of the many of the unresolved debates in the field about constructs and causes. The Handbook will be an invaluable resource for postgraduate students, academics and researchers studying mental health in disciplines such as psychiatry, clinical psychology, social work, occupational therapy, nursing and sociology.
Main Description
The SAGE Handbook of Mental Health and Illness is a landmark volume, which integrates the conceptual, empirical and evidence-based threads of mental health as an area of study, research and practice. It approaches mental health from two perspectives - firstly as a positive state of well-being and personal and social functioning and secondly as psychological difference or abnormality in its social context.Unique features include:- a broad and inclusive view of the field, providing depth and breadth for the reader- a team of international, multi-disciplinary editors and contributors, and- discussion of the many of the unresolved debates in the field about constructs and causes.The Handbook will be an invaluable resource for postgraduate students, academics and researchers studying mental health in disciplines such as psychiatry, clinical psychology, social work, occupational therapy, nursing and sociology.
Main Description
The SAGE Handbook of Mental Health and Illness is a landmark volume, which integrates the conceptual, empirical, and evidence-based threads of mental health as an area of study, research, and practice. It approaches mental health from two perspectives - firstly as a positive state of well-being and personal and social functioning and secondly as psychological difference or abnormality in its social context.
Bowker Data Service Summary
This title integrates the conceptual, empirical and evidence-based threads of mental health as an area of study, research and practice. It approaches mental health from two perspectives - firstly as a positive state of well-being and secondly as psychological difference or abnormality in its social context.
Table of Contents
Acknowledgementp. viii
List of Editorsp. ix
List of Contributorsp. xi
Prefacep. xix
Mental Health and Mental Disorder in Social Contextp. 1
Editors' Introductionp. 3
The Limits to Psychiatric and Behavioural Geneticsp. 7
The Challenge of Measurement of Mental Disorder in Community Surveysp. 26
Mental Health, Positive Psychology and the Sociology of the Selfp. 49
Sociological Aspects of the Emotionsp. 67
Ethnicity, Race and Mental Disorder in the UKp. 80
Gender Matters: Differences in Depression between Women and Menp. 103
The Diagnosis of Depression in an International Contextp. 127
Stressors and Experienced Stressp. 147
Religious Beliefs and Mental Health: Applications and Extensions of the Stress Process Modelp. 179
Children, Culture, and Mental Illness: Public Knowledge and Stigma Toward Childhood Problemsp. 202
Stigma and Mental Disorderp. 218
Medicalization and Mental Health: The Critique of Medical Expansion, and a Consideration of How Markets, National States, and Citizens Matterp. 239
Danger and Diagnosed Mental Disorderp. 261
Clinical and Policy Topicsp. 285
Editors' Introductionp. 287
Biological Explanations for and Responses to Madnessp. 291
The Psychology of Psychosisp. 313
Sociological Aspects of Personality Disorderp. 335
Sociological Aspects of Substance Misusep. 350
Social Aspects of Psychotropic Medicationp. 367
Common Mental Health Problems: Primary Care and Health Inequalities in the UKp. 389
Promoting Mental Healthp. 405
Institutionalization and Deinstitutionalizationp. 430
Action for Change in the UK: Thirty Years of the User/Survivor Movementp. 452
Recovery in Mental Illness: The Roots, Meanings, and Implementations of a ôNewö Services Movementp. 471
Mental Health Problems, Social Exclusion and Social Inclusion: A UK Perspectivep. 490
Social Network Influence in Mental Health and Illness, Service Use and Settings, and Treatment Outcomesp. 512
Indexp. 537
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