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

3rd Edition

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David Mechanic, Teresa L. Scheid, Eric R. Wright, Allan V. Horwitz, Jerome C. Wakefield, Mark F. Schmitz, Owen Whooley, Corey L.M. Keyes, Jason Schnittker, Sharon Schwartz, Cheryl Cocoran, Peggy Thoits, Harriet P. Lefley, Blair Wheaton, Shirin Montazer, Robyn Lewis Brown, Gabriele Ciciurkaite, Laura Limonic, Mary Clare Lennon, William W. Eaton, Carles Muntaner, Sara Rosenfield, Dena Smith, Kelly Kato, David R. Williams, Manuela Costa (Wiedemeier), Jacinta P. Leavell, Verna M. Keith, Diane R. Brown, Kristi Williams, Adrianne Frech, Daniel L. Carlson, John Mirowsky, Catherine E. Ross, Robert J. Johnson, Stevan E. Hobfoll, Isabelle C. Beulaygue, Bruce G. Link, Jo Phelan, Bernice A. Pescosolido, Carol A. Boyer, Kerry Dobransky, Gary S. Cuddeback, Joseph P. Morrissey, Virginia Aldigé Hiday, Bradley Ray, Bonki Woo, Emily Walton, David T. Takeuchi, Alexander Crosby, Leigh A. Willis, Athena McLean, James Walkup, Stephen Crystal, Dennis P. Watson, Erin L. Adams, Joanna R. Jackson, William Avison
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  • Date Published: July 2017
  • availability: In stock
  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9781107134874

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  • With chapters written by leading scholars and researchers, the third edition of A Handbook for the Study of Mental Health provides an updated, comprehensive review of the sociology of mental health. The volume presents an overview of the historical, social, and institutional frameworks for understanding mental health and illness. Part I examines the social factors that shape psychiatric diagnosis and the measurement of mental health and illness, the theories that explain the definition and treatment of mental disorders, and cultural variability in mental health. The section addresses the DSM-5 and its potential influence on diagnosis and research on mental health outcomes. Part II investigates the effects of social context on mental health and illness. Part III focuses on the organization, delivery, and social context of mental health treatment. The chapters in Part III address the likely impact of the Affordable Care Act on mental health care. This volume is a key resource for students, researchers, advocates, and policymakers seeking to understand mental health and mental health delivery systems.

    • With two new chapters and substantial revisions on mental health policy, the volume analyzes the impact of the passing of the Affordable Care Act on mental health care
    • Several new chapters address the DSM-5 and its potential influence on diagnosis and research on mental health outcomes
    • Due to an increased attention on adolescent suicide and prevention efforts in mental health, new chapters have been added to address these issues
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    Product details

    • Edition: 3rd Edition
    • Date Published: July 2017
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9781107134874
    • length: 818 pages
    • dimensions: 259 x 183 x 40 mm
    • weight: 1.83kg
    • contains: 36 b/w illus. 15 tables
    • availability: In stock
  • Table of Contents

    Foreword David Mechanic
    Part I. Theoretical Perspectives on Mental Health and Illness Teresa L. Scheid and Eric R. Wright:
    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. Defining mental disorders: sociological investigations into the classification of mental disorders Owen Whooley
    4. The dual continua model: the foundation of the sociology of mental health and mental illness Corey L. M. Keyes
    5. What outcomes should the study of mental health try to explain? Jason Schnittker
    6. Biological approaches to psychiatric disorders: a sociological approach Sharon Schwartz and Cheryl Corcoran
    7. Sociological approaches to mental illness Peggy Thoits
    8. Mental health in cross-cultural context Harriet P. Lefley
    Part II. The Social Context of Mental Health and Illness Teresa L. Scheid and Eric R. Wright:
    9. Studying stress in the twenty-first century: stress concepts and research Blair Wheaton and Shirin Montazer
    10. Understanding the connection between social support and mental health Robyn Lewis Brown and Gabriele Ciciurkaite
    11. Work and unemployment as stressors Laura Limonic and Mary Clare Lennon
    12. Socioeconomic stratification and mental disorder William W. Eaton and Carles Muntaner
    13. Gender and mental health Sara Rosenfield, Dena Smith and Kelly Kato
    14. Race and mental health David R. Williams, Manuela Costa (Wiedemeier) and Jacinta P. Leavell
    15. African American women and mental well-being: the triangulation of race, gender, and socioeconomic status Verna M. Keith and Diane R. Brown
    16. Marital status and mental health Kristi Williams, Adrianne Frech and Daniel L. Carlson
    17. Well-being across the life course John Mirowsky and Catherine Ross
    18. Mental health and terrorism Robert J. Johnson, Stevan E. Hobfoll and Isabelle Beulaygue
    Part III. Mental Health Systems and Policy Teresa L. Scheid and Eric R. Wright:
    19. Labeling and stigma Bruce G. Link and Jo Phelan
    20. The context and dynamic social processes underlying mental health treatment: classic and contemporary approaches to understanding individuals' responses to illness in light of the Affordable Care Act Bernice A. Pescosolido and Carol A. Boyer
    21. Community mental health care organizations Kerry Dobransky
    22. Integrating service delivery systems for persons with severe mental illness Gary S. Cuddeback and Joseph P. Morrissey
    23. Mental illness and the criminal justice system Virginia Aldigé Hiday and Bradley Ray
    24. Cultural diversity and mental health treatment Bonki Woo, Emily Walton and David T. Takeuchi
    25. Preventing adolescent suicidal behavior: integrating sociology and public health Alexander Crosby and Leigh A. Willis
    26. The mental health consumers/survivors movement in the US Athena McLean
    27. The HIV-mental health challenge James Walkup and Stephen Crystal
    28. Mental health policy in the United States: critical reflection and future directions for sociological research Dennis P. Watson, Erin L. Adams and Joanna R. Jackson
    Epilogue: the three solitudes of the sociology of mental health William Avison.

  • Editors

    Teresa L. Scheid, University of North Carolina, Charlotte
    Teresa L. Scheid is a Professor of Sociology at the University of North Carolina, Charlotte, with joint appointments in Public Policy and Health Services Research. She is also an affiliate faculty member in the PhD programs for Health Psychology and Organization Science. Dr Scheid's first book, Tie a Knot and Hang On: Providing Mental Health Care in a Turbulent Institutional Environment (2004), examined mental health care work and changes to mental health care under managed care. She also edited the four-volume series, Mental Health: Major Themes in Health and Social Welfare (2008) and has co-edited two editions of The Handbook for the Study of Mental Health: Social Contexts, Theories and Systems (Cambridge, 1999 and 2010).

    Eric R. Wright, Georgia State University
    Eric R. Wright is a 2nd Century Initiative (2CI) Professor of Sociology and Public Health and Chair of the Sociology Department at Georgia State University. As a medical sociologist, his research focuses on social dimensions of and public policy responses to mental health and illness, substance use and addiction, and sexual health. Professor Wright is an award winning teacher and deeply committed to engaging students in research and service learning projects to make learning more relevant and to build stronger bridges between the academy and the community.

    Contributors

    David Mechanic, Teresa L. Scheid, Eric R. Wright, Allan V. Horwitz, Jerome C. Wakefield, Mark F. Schmitz, Owen Whooley, Corey L.M. Keyes, Jason Schnittker, Sharon Schwartz, Cheryl Cocoran, Peggy Thoits, Harriet P. Lefley, Blair Wheaton, Shirin Montazer, Robyn Lewis Brown, Gabriele Ciciurkaite, Laura Limonic, Mary Clare Lennon, William W. Eaton, Carles Muntaner, Sara Rosenfield, Dena Smith, Kelly Kato, David R. Williams, Manuela Costa (Wiedemeier), Jacinta P. Leavell, Verna M. Keith, Diane R. Brown, Kristi Williams, Adrianne Frech, Daniel L. Carlson, John Mirowsky, Catherine E. Ross, Robert J. Johnson, Stevan E. Hobfoll, Isabelle C. Beulaygue, Bruce G. Link, Jo Phelan, Bernice A. Pescosolido, Carol A. Boyer, Kerry Dobransky, Gary S. Cuddeback, Joseph P. Morrissey, Virginia Aldigé Hiday, Bradley Ray, Bonki Woo, Emily Walton, David T. Takeuchi, Alexander Crosby, Leigh A. Willis, Athena McLean, James Walkup, Stephen Crystal, Dennis P. Watson, Erin L. Adams, Joanna R. Jackson, William Avison

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