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

2nd Edition

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Teresa L. Scheid, Tony N. Brown, Allan V. Horwitz, Jerome C. Wakefield, Mark F. Schmitz, Ronald C. Kessler, Sharon Schwartz, Cheryl Corcoran, Christopher Peterson, Peggy A. Thoits, Corey L. M. Keyes, Barret Michalec, Harriet P. Lefley, Blair Wheaton, Shirin Montazer, R. Jay Turner, Robyn Lewis, Mary Clare Lennon, Laura Limonic, William W. Eaton, Carles Muntaner, Jaime C. Sapag, Sara Rosenfield, Dena Smith, David Williams, Manuela Costa, Jacinta Leavell, Verna Keith, Diane Brown, Kristi Williams, Adrianne Frech, Daniel L. Carlson, Elizabeth G. Menaghan, Cleo Howard Caldwell, Ebony Sandusky, John Mirowsky, Catherine Ross, Robert J. Johnson, Steven E. Hobfoll, Bernice Pescosolido, Carol A. Boyer, Emily Walton, Kateri Berasi, David T. Takeuchi, Edwina S. Uehara, Athena McLean, Virginia Aldigé Hiday, Padraic Burns, Michael Polgar, Gary S. Cuddeback, Joseph Morrissey, James Walkup, Stephen Crystal, Bruce G. Link, Jo C. Phelan
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  • Date Published: December 2009
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  • isbn: 9780511654695

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  • The second edition of A Handbook for the Study of Mental Health provides a comprehensive review of the sociology of mental health. Chapters by leading scholars and researchers present an overview of historical, social and institutional frameworks. Part I examines social factors that shape psychiatric diagnosis and the measurement of mental health and illness, theories that explain the definition and treatment of mental disorders and cultural variability. Part II investigates effects of social context, considering class, gender, race and age, and the critical role played by stress, marriage, work and social support. Part III focuses on the organization, delivery and evaluation of mental health services, including the criminalization of mental illness, the challenges posed by HIV, and the importance of stigma. This 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.

    • Original, up to date reviews of the literature by leading scholars in their fields
    • Synthesizes existing research and provides frameworks for future work and research
    • Summary chapters provide the larger context for the study of mental health and illness
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    Product details

    • Edition: 2nd Edition
    • Date Published: December 2009
    • format: Adobe eBook Reader
    • isbn: 9780511654695
    • contains: 37 b/w illus. 23 tables
    • availability: This ISBN is for an eBook version which is distributed on our behalf by a third party.
  • Table of Contents

    Part I: Introduction to Part I: approaches to mental health and illness Teresa L. Scheid and Tony N. Brown
    1. An overview of sociological perspectives on the definitions, causes, and responses to mental health and illness Allan V. Horwitz
    2. The measurement of mental disorder Jerome C. Wakefield and Mark F. Schmitz
    3. The prevalence of mental illness Ronald C. Kessler
    4. Biological approaches to psychiatric disorders: a sociological approach Sharon Schwartz and Cheryl Corcoran
    5. Psychological approaches to mental illness Christopher Peterson
    6. Sociological approaches to mental illness Peggy A. Thoits
    7. Viewing mental health from the complete state paradigm Corey L. M. Keyes and Barret Michalec
    8. Mental health systems in cross-cultural context Harriet P. Lefley
    Part II: Introduction to Part II: the social context of mental health and illness Tony N. Brown and Teresa L. Scheid
    9. Stressors, stress, and distress Blair Wheaton and Shirin Montazer
    10. Social support and mental health R. Jay Turner and Robyn Lewis
    11. Work and unemployment as stressors Mary Clare Lennon and Laura Limonic
    12. Socio-economic stratification and mental disorder William W. Eaton, Carles Muntaner and Jaime C. Sapag
    13. Gender and mental health: do males and females have different amounts or types of problems? Sara Rosenfield and Dena Smith
    14. Race and mental health: patterns and challenges David Williams, Manuela Costa and Jacinta Leavell
    15. African American women and mental well-being: the triangulation of race, gender, and socioeconomic status Verna Keith and Diane Brown
    16. Marital status and mental health Kristi Williams, Adrianne Frech and Daniel L. Carlson
    17. Stress and distress in childhood and adolescence Elizabeth G. Menaghan
    18. Psychopathology and risky sexual behaviors among black adolescents Cleo Howard Caldwell and Ebony Sandusky
    19. Well-being across the life course John Mirowsky and Catherine Ross
    20. Mental health and terrorism Robert J. Johnson and Steven E. Hobfoll
    Part III: Introduction to Part III: mental health systems and policy Teresa L. Scheid and Tony N. Brown
    21. Understandng the context and dynamic processes of mental health treatment Bernice Pescosolido and Carol A. Boyer
    22. Cultural diversity and mental health treatment Emily Walton, Kateri Berasi, David T. Takeuchi and Edwina S. Uehara
    23. The mental health consumers/survivors movement in the US Athena McLean
    24. Mental illness and the criminal justice system Virginia Aldigé Hiday and Padraic Burns
    25. Mental health in organizations and systems Michael Polgar
    26. Integrating service delivery systems for persons with severe mental illness Gary S. Cuddeback and Joseph Morrissey
    27. Consequences of managed care for mental health care providers Teresa L. Scheid
    28. Mental health and the changing context of HIV James Walkup and Stephen Crystal
    29. Labelling and stigma Bruce G. Link and Jo C. Phelan.

  • Instructors have used or reviewed this title for the following courses

    • Abnormal Behavior
    • Community Mental Health
    • Cultural Psychiatry
    • Health Disparities
    • Health and Social Behavior
    • Integrated Seminar in Mental Health
    • Intro to behavioral & Community MH systems
    • Introduction to Clinical Psychology
    • Issues in Mental Health
    • Medical Sociology
    • Mental Health
    • Mental Health Issues
    • Mental Health and Society
    • Mental Illness and the Sociological Imagination
    • Mental Illness, Culture and Society
    • Patterns of Mental Health in Society
    • Perceptions of Mental Illness
    • Social Dynamics of Mental Health
    • Social Policy and mental health
    • Sociology of Health
    • Sociology of Health and Illness
    • Sociology of Mental Health
    • Sociology of Mental Health & Mental Disorders
    • Sociology of Mental Health and Illness
    • Sociology of Mental Illness
    • Stress Management, Mental Health, and Crisis Intervention
    • stigma and mental illness
  • Editors

    Teresa L. Scheid, University of North Carolina, Charlotte
    Teresa L. Scheid is Professor of Sociology and serves on the faculty for doctoral programs in public policy, organization science, and health services research at the University of North Carolina, Charlotte. She has published widely on the organization and delivery of mental health care services with a focus on the work of mental health care providers. This work is reflected in her book Tie a Knot and Hang On: Providing Mental Health Care in a Turbulent Environment (2004). Professor Scheid's current work has expanded to examine the mental health consequences of HIV.

    Tony N. Brown, Vanderbilt University, Tennessee
    Tony N. Brown is Associate Professor of Sociology and holds secondary appointments in Psychology and Human Development, and Human and Organizational Development at Vanderbilt University. He also serves as faculty in the Program in African American and Diaspora Studies, the Developmental Psychopathology Research Training Program, the Center for Medicine, Health, and Society, and the Center for Evaluation and Program Improvement. His research interests include the mental health impact of race-related stressors, racial identity, ethnic/race socialization, the conceptualization of mental health, and psychiatric epidemiology. In recent work, he examines the psychological costs of racism for blacks as well as the mental health benefits some whites receive because of racism.

    Contributors

    Teresa L. Scheid, Tony N. Brown, Allan V. Horwitz, Jerome C. Wakefield, Mark F. Schmitz, Ronald C. Kessler, Sharon Schwartz, Cheryl Corcoran, Christopher Peterson, Peggy A. Thoits, Corey L. M. Keyes, Barret Michalec, Harriet P. Lefley, Blair Wheaton, Shirin Montazer, R. Jay Turner, Robyn Lewis, Mary Clare Lennon, Laura Limonic, William W. Eaton, Carles Muntaner, Jaime C. Sapag, Sara Rosenfield, Dena Smith, David Williams, Manuela Costa, Jacinta Leavell, Verna Keith, Diane Brown, Kristi Williams, Adrianne Frech, Daniel L. Carlson, Elizabeth G. Menaghan, Cleo Howard Caldwell, Ebony Sandusky, John Mirowsky, Catherine Ross, Robert J. Johnson, Steven E. Hobfoll, Bernice Pescosolido, Carol A. Boyer, Emily Walton, Kateri Berasi, David T. Takeuchi, Edwina S. Uehara, Athena McLean, Virginia Aldigé Hiday, Padraic Burns, Michael Polgar, Gary S. Cuddeback, Joseph Morrissey, James Walkup, Stephen Crystal, Bruce G. Link, Jo C. Phelan

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