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A Handbook for the Study of Mental Health: Social Contexts, Theories, and Systems [Paperback]

Teresa L. Scheid , Tony N. Brown
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November 16, 2009 0521728916 978-0521728911 2
The 2nd edition of A Handbook for the Study of Mental Health: Contexts, Theories, and Systems provides a comprehensive review of the sociology of mental health, with chapters written by leading scholars and researchers. The volume presents an overview of historical, social, and institutional frameworks for understanding mental health and illness. Part I examines social factors that shape psychiatric diagnosis and the measurement of mental health and illness, the theories that explain the definition and treatment of mental disorders, and cultural variability in mental health. Part II investigates effects of social context on mental health and illness. Individual chapters consider the role of social statuses including class, gender, race, and age. Several chapters focus on the critical role played by stress, marriage, work, and social support, with a concluding chapter focusing on terrorism. Part III focuses on the organization, delivery, and evaluation of mental health services, including a discussion of the criminalization of mental illness, the mental health challenges posed by HIV, and the importance of stigma in meeting the mental health needs of individuals. A Handbook for the Study of Mental Health is a key research reference source that will be useful to both undergraduates and graduate students studying mental health and illness from any number of disciplines.

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"As a useful 'starting point,' the second edition of the Handbook provides a helpful reference work on an expanse of issues for students and professionals wanting to take a step back to understand the influences, factors, and stressors that may have contributed to the clinical picture." - PsycCRITIQUES

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The 2nd edition of A Handbook for the Study of Mental Health provides a comprehensive review of the sociology of mental health, with chapters written by leading scholars and researchers in their fields. The volume presents an overview of historical, social, and institutional frameworks for understanding mental health and illness.

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  • Paperback: 734 pages
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press; 2 edition (November 16, 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0521728916
  • ISBN-13: 978-0521728911
  • Product Dimensions: 8.9 x 6 x 1.3 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.8 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #495,954 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Arrived in a timely manner and in perfect condition. I needed this book for my "Sociology of Mental Disorder" class and it has helped me greatly.
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4.0 out of 5 stars What a book! April 11, 2013
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Very dense book with a wealth of accurate information in it. Was in great condition and arrived on time. Only buy it if your serious about studying mental health.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A Handbook for the Study of Mental Health January 5, 2011
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Purchased this new edition to use for teaching college students. I used the original when I was in college and felt it met the criteria for updated information. Recommended.
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1.0 out of 5 stars NEVER RECEIVED October 22, 2012
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I would love to review this item, however I never received an e-mail telling me it was mailed and still have not received the book.

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5.0 out of 5 stars Great Buy February 23, 2009
By Jen DR
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I ordered this for a college class and the book arrived in great condition and within days. I was nervous since this was my 1st time buying off the internet but I was very impressed and will do it again.
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