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A Handbook for the Study of Mental Health
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    Kotzmann, Jane Bhatia, Neera and McMahon, Marilyn 2018. A human rights-based approach to compulsory treatment of young people experiencing mental disorder. Australian Journal of Human Rights, Vol. 24, Issue. 1, p. 20.

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    2010. Publications Received. Contemporary Sociology: A Journal of Reviews, Vol. 39, Issue. 3, p. 369.

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The second edition of A Handbook for the Study of Mental Health provides a comprehensive review of the sociology of mental health. Chapters by leading scholars and researchers present an overview of historical, social and institutional frameworks. Part I examines social factors that shape psychiatric diagnosis and the measurement of mental health and illness, theories that explain the definition and treatment of mental disorders and cultural variability. Part II investigates effects of social context, considering class, gender, race and age, and the critical role played by stress, marriage, work and social support. Part III focuses on the organization, delivery and evaluation of mental health services, including the criminalization of mental illness, the challenges posed by HIV, and the importance of stigma. This is a key research reference source that will be useful to both undergraduates and graduate students studying mental health and illness from any number of disciplines.

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