A sociology of mental health and illness

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Open University Press, Jul 1, 2005 - Health & Fitness - 269 pages
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A vital text for studying the effects of mental health and illness on a society

This bestselling textbook provides a clear overview of the major aspects of the sociology of mental health and illness. In this new edition, the authors update each chapter, taking into consideration recent social science and social psychiatric literature.

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Contents

Stigma revisited and lay representations of mental health problems
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Conclusion
40
Women and men
62
Copyright

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About the author (2005)

\Anne Rogers is Professor of the Sociology of Health Care and currently directs a programme of research on self-management and chronic disease management at the National Primary Care Research and Development Centre, Division of Primary Care, University of Manchester. Her PhD on psychiatric referrals from the police began her academic career. Her current research interests include sociological aspects of primary care and mental health.

David Pilgrim is Clinical Dean, Teaching Primary Care Trust for East Lancashire and Honorary Professor at the Universities of Liverpool and Central Lancashire. His career has been divided between higher education and the NHS. He trained as a clinical psychologist before completing his PhD on NHS psychotherapy. He subsequently completed a Masters degree in Sociology. Since then he has retained both a clinical and research interest in many aspects of mental health work.

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