A Sociology of Mental Health and Illness

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McGraw-Hill Education, Jul 1, 2005 - Health & Fitness - 269 pages
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Explores how sociologists have theorized and researched mental health and illness Examines the ways sociologists approach this topic differently from those in other disciplines Discusses whether or not we understand mental health problems in their social context.

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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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