Sociology of mental disorder
This book presents the major issues and research findings found in the abundant sociological literature on mental disorder. Offering a complete review of the field of mental health from a sociological (rather than psychiatric) perspective, this book incorporates the most current data and research findings availableincluding the latest edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders. For sociologists, psychologists, and other professionals interested in the latest research findings in the field of mental health.
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Defining mental disorder
Microlevel approaches to mentally deviant behavior
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