Handbook of the Sociology of Mental Health

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ISBN: 978-94-007-4275-8 (Print) 978-94-007-4276-5 (Online)

Table of contents (29 chapters)

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  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xxi

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    Pages 1-19

    The Sociology of Mental Health: Surveying the Field

  3. Conceptualizations of Mental Health and Illness

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      Pages 21-21

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      Pages 23-40

      Listening to Voices: Patient Experience and the Meanings of Mental Illness

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      Pages 41-59

      Mental Illness as Psychiatric Disorder

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      Pages 61-73

      The Medicalization of Mental Disorder

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      Pages 75-93

      Public Beliefs About Mental Illness

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      Pages 95-112

      The Sociological Study of Mental Illness: A Critique and Synthesis of Four Perspectives

  4. Methodology

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      Pages 113-113

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      Pages 115-141

      Issues in Mental Health Assessment

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      Pages 143-165

      Analyzing Associations Between Mental Health and Social Circumstances

  5. The Social Distribution of Mental Health and Illness

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      Pages 167-167

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      Pages 169-182

      Overview of Descriptive Epidemiology of Mental Disorders

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      Pages 183-203

      Age, Aging, and Mental Health

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      Pages 205-227

      Social Stratification, Social Closure, and Social Class as Determinants of Mental Health Disparities

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      Pages 229-253

      Social Stratification and Inequality

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      Pages 255-276

      Race, Nativity, Ethnicity, and Cultural Influences in the Sociology of Mental Health

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      Pages 277-296

      Gender and Mental Health

  6. Social Antecedents

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 297-297

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      Pages 299-323

      Social Stress in the Twenty-First Century

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      Pages 325-340

      Current Issues and Future Directions in Research into the Stress Process

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      Pages 341-356

      Social Relations, Social Integration, and Social Support

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      Pages 357-377

      Self, Identity, Stress, and Mental Health

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      Pages 379-402

      The Sense of Personal Control: Social Structural Causes and Emotional Consequences

  7. Institutional Antecedents

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 403-403

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      Pages 405-431

      Family Status and Mental Health: Recent Advances and Future Directions

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