This handbook describes ways in which society shapes the mental health of its members, and shapes the lives of those who have been identified as mentally ill. The text explores the social conditions that lead to behaviors defined as mental illness, and the ways in which the concept of mental illness is socially constructed around those behaviors. The book also reviews research that examines socially conditioned responses to mental illness on the part of individuals and institutions, and ways in which these responses affect persons with mental illness. It evaluates where the field has been, identifies its current location and plots a course for the future.(1997); Kessler and Frank (1997). More detailed ... Diagnostic and statistical manual of mental disorders (3rd ed.). Washington ... Blazer, D. G., Kessler, R. C., McGonagle, K. A., aamp; Swartz, M. S. (1994). ... G. W. (1997). Genetics of depression: A social science perspective. International Review of Psychiatry, 8, 387a401. Bruceanbsp;...
|Title||:||Handbook of the Sociology of Mental Health|
|Author||:||Carol S. Aneshensel, Jo C. Phelan|
|Publisher||:||Springer Science & Business Media - 2006-11-22|