Sociology of mental disorder

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Prentice Hall PTR, 1981 - Psychology - 408 pages
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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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Contents

Defining mental disorder
5
Summary
34
Microlevel approaches to mentally deviant behavior
57
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WILLIAM C. COCKERHAM is Professor of Sociology, Medicine, and Public health; Chair of the Sociology Department; and Co-Director of the Program in Social Medicine at the University of Alabama, Birmingham.

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