A Handbook for the Study of Mental Health: Social Contexts, Theories, and Systems by Allan V. Horwitz - PDF and EPUB eBook

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This book offers the first comprehensive presentation of the sociology of mental health and illness, including original,...

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

Exact title of the book
A Handbook for the Study of Mental Health: Social Contexts, Theories, and Systems
Book author
Allan V. Horwitz
Book edition
Paperback
Number of pages
694 pages
Language
English
Published
April 13th 1999 by Cambridge University Press
File size (in PDF)
2776 kB
A Handbook for the Study of Mental Health: Social Contexts, Theories, and Systems

Some brief overview of book

This book offers the first comprehensive presentation of the sociology of mental health and illness, including original, contemporary contributions by experts in the relevant aspects of the field. Divided into three sections, the chapters cover the general perspectives in the field, the social determinants of mental health, and current policy areas affecting mental health services. A Handbook for the Study of Mental Health is designed for classroom use in sociology, social work, human relations, human services, and psychology.

With its useful definitions, overview of the historical, social, and institutional frameworks for understanding mental health and illness, and nontechnical style, the text is suitable for advanced undergraduate or lower level graduate students.