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Gender and Mental Health

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  • © 1999
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  • Incorporates latest findings from psychiatric morbidity studies in the USA and the UK
    Includes new material on masculinity theory applied to definitions of mental disorders
    Includes a section on crime and mental disorder
    Presents material usually found only in medical literature in a form accessible to the nonmedical reader

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About this book

Gender & Mental Health is an exciting textbook written from a policy perspective. Based on up-to-date information from Europe and the United States, it focuses not only on the individual experience of mental disorder for both men and women, but also on a range of mental health policy issues, including law and crime. It will be extremely useful to a broad range of students (sociology, social policy and gender studies) and professionals (social work, nursing, legal and medical).

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Table of contents (10 chapters)

  1. Introduction

  2. Mental Disorder

  3. Mental Health Policy

About the author

DR PAULINE PRIOR has worked both as a community development worker in Zambia and as a social worker in London and Belfast. She is the author of Mental Health and Politics in Northern Ireland and currently teaches social policy at the Queen's University of Belfast.

Bibliographic Information

  • Book Title: Gender and Mental Health

  • Authors: Pauline M. Prior

  • Editors: Jo Campling

  • DOI:

  • Publisher: Red Globe Press London

  • eBook Packages: Palgrave Economics & Finance Collection, Economics and Finance (R0)

  • Copyright Information: Pauline M. Prior 1999

  • Edition Number: 1

  • Number of Pages: X, 208

  • Additional Information: Previously published under the imprint Palgrave

  • Topics: Social Work

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