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A Handbook for the Study of Mental Health

Social Contexts, Theories, and Systems

3rd edition (current edition)

Edited by Teresa L. Scheid, University of North Carolina, Charlotte, Eric R. Wright, Georgia State University
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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…
Frontmatter
pp i-iv
Dedication
pp v-vi
Contents
pp vii-x
List of Figures
pp xi-xii
List of Tables
pp xiii-xiv
List of Boxes
pp xv-xvi
List of Contributors
pp xvii-xx
Preface
pp xxi-xxii
Foreword
pp xxiii-xxvi
By David Mechanic, Rutgers University
Part I - Theoretical Perspectives on Mental Health and Illness: Introduction to Part I
pp 1-5
By Teresa L. Scheid, University of North Carolina, Charlotte, Eric R. Wright, Georgia State University
1 - An Overview of Sociological Perspectives on the Definitions, Causes, and Responses to Mental Health and Illness
pp 6-19
By Allan V. Horwitz, Board of Governors Professor of Sociology, Acting Director, Institute for Health, Health Care Policy and Aging Research, Rutgers University
2 - The Measurement of Mental Disorder
pp 20-44
By Jerome C. Wakefield, University Professor, Silver School of Social Work and Department of Psychiatry, School of Medicine, New York University, Mark F. Schmitz, Associate Professor, School of Social Administration, Temple University, Philadelphia, PA
3 - Defining Mental Disorders: Sociological Investigations into the Classification of Mental Disorders
pp 45-65
By Owen Whooley, Assistant Professor, Department of Sociology, University of New Mexico
4 - The Dual Continua Model: The Foundation of the Sociology of Mental Health and Mental Illness
pp 66-81
By Corey L. M. Keyes, Winship Distinquished Professor, Emory University
5 - What Outcomes Should the Study of Mental Health Try to Explain?
pp 82-97
By Jason Schnittker, Professor, Department of Sociology, University of Pennsylvania
6 - Biological Approaches to Psychiatric Disorders: A Sociological Approach
pp 98-125
By Sharon Schwartz, Professor of Epidemiology, Columbia University, Mailman School of Public Health, Cheryl Corcoran, Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, Columbia University; Research Scientist, New York State Psychiatric Institute
7 - Sociological Approaches to Mental Illness
pp 126-144
By Peggy A. Thoits, Virginia L. Roberts Professor of Sociology, Indiana University
8 - Mental Health in Cross-Cultural Context
pp 145-172
By Harriet P. Lefley, Professor, Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences D-29, University of Miami Miller School of Medicine
Part II - The Social Context of Mental Health and Illness: Introduction to Part II
pp 173-179
By Teresa L. Scheid, University of North Carolina, Charlotte, Eric R. Wright, Georgia State University
9 - Studying Stress in the Twenty-First-Century: An Update of Stress Concepts and Research
pp 180-206
By Blair Wheaton, Distinguished Professor of Sociology, University of Toronto, Shirin Montazer, Assistant Professor, Department of Sociology, Wayne State University
10 - Understanding the Connection between Social Support and Mental Health
pp 207-223
By Robyn Lewis Brown, Assistant Professor, Department of Sociology, University of Kentucky, Gabriele Ciciurkaite, Assistant Professor, Sociology, Social Work, and Anthropology, Utah State University
11 - Work and Unemployment as Stressors
pp 224-238
By Laura Limonic, Assistant Professor, Sociology, College at Old Westbury, State University of New York, Mary Clare Lennon, Professor, PhD Program in Sociology and DPH Program in Public Health, The Graduate Center, City University of New York
12 - Socioeconomic Stratification and Mental Disorder
pp 239-265
By William W. Eaton, Professor Emeritus, Department of Sociology, The University of Western Toronto, Carles Muntaner, Professor, Social and Behavioral Sciences, Social Equity and Health Section
13 - Gender and Mental Health
pp 266-280
By Sarah Rosenfield, Department of Sociology, Rutgers University, Kelly Kato, Department of Sociology, Rutgers University, Dena Smith, Department of Sociology, Rutgers University
14 - Race and Mental Health
pp 281-303
By David R. Williams, Director and René Dubos University Professor, Emeritus, Institute for Health, Health Care Policy, and Aging Research, Rutgers University, Manuela Costa, Healthcare and Project Management, InFlexxon, Boston, MA, Jacinta P. Leavell, Associate Professor and Chair, Dental Public Health, Meharry Medical College
15 - African American Women and Mental Well-Being: The Intersection of Race, Gender, and Socioeconomic Status
pp 304-321
By Verna M. Keith, Professor, Department of Sociology, Texas A & M University, Diane R. Brown, Professor, Health Education and Behavioral Science, Rutgers School of Public Health
16 - Marital Status and Mental Health
pp 322-337
By Kristi Williams, Associate Professor Sociology, Department of Sociology, The Ohio State University, Adrianne Frech, Assistant Professor, Sociology, The University of Akron, Daniel L. Carlson, Assistant Professor, Sociology, Georgia State University
17 - Well-Being across the Life Course
pp 338-356
By John Mirowsky, Professor, Department of Sociology and Population Research Center, University of Texas, Catherine E. Ross, Professor, Department of Sociology and Population Research Center, University of Texas at Austin
18 - Mental Health and Terrorism
pp 357-386
By Robert J. Johnson, Department of Sociology, University of Miami, Stevan E. Hobfoll, The Judd and Marjorie Weinberg Presidential Professor and Chair, Rush Medical College, Isabelle Beulaygue, University of Miami
Part III - Mental Health Systems and Policy: Introduction to Part III
pp 387-392
By Teresa L. Scheid, University of North Carolina, Charlotte, Eric R. Wright, Georgia State University
19 - Labeling and Stigma
pp 393-408
By Bruce G. Link, Distinquished Professor of Sociology and Public Policy, University of California at Riverside, Jo C. Phelan, Professor, Sociomedical Sciences, Mailman School of Public Health, Columbia University
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
pp 409-430
By Bernice A. Pescosolido, Distinguished Professor, Department of Sociology, and Indiana Consortium for Mental Health Services Research, Indiana University, Carol A. Boyer, Professor and Associate Director, Institute for Health, Health Care Policy, and Aging Research, Rutgers University
21 - Community Mental Health Care Organizations
pp 431-446
By Kerry Dobransky, Associate Professor, Department of Sociology, James Madison University
22 - Integrating Service Delivery Systems for Persons with Severe Mental Illness
pp 447-466
By Gary S. Cuddeback, School of Social Work, Cecil G. Sheps Center for Health Services Research, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Joseph P. Morrissey, Cecil G. Sheps Center for Health Services Research, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
23 - Mental Illness and the Criminal Justice System
pp 467-492
By Virginia Aldigé Hiday, Professor, Department of Sociology and Anthropology, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, Bradley Ray, Assistant Professor, School of Public Health and Environmental Affairs, Indiana University - Purdue University Indianpolis
24 - Cultural Diversity and Mental Health Treatment
pp 493-511
By Bongki Woo, Boston College, Emily Walton, Assistant Professor, Dartmouth College, David T. Takeuchi, Professor and Dorothy Book Scholar, Associate Dean for Research, Boston College
25 - Preventing Adolescent Suicidal Behavior: Integrating Sociology and Public Health
pp 512-528
By Alexander Crosby, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Injury Prevention and Control, Divison of Violence Prevention, Leigh Willis, Behavioral Scientist, National Center for HIV/AIDS, Viral Hepatitis, STD and TB Prevention, Health Communication Science Office (HCSO)
26 - The Mental Health Consumers/Survivors Movement in the US
pp 529-549
By Athena McLean, Professor of Anthropology, Department of Sociology, Anthropology, and Social Work, Central Michigan University
27 - The HIV-Mental Health Challenge
pp 550-572
By James Walkup, Professor and Department Chair, Clinical Psychology, Rutgers University, Stephen Crystal, Director, Center for Pharmacotherapy, Chronic Disease Management, and Outcomes
28 - Mental Health Policy in the United States: Critical Reflection and Future Directions for Sociological Research
pp 573-590
By Dennis P. Watson, Assistant Professor, Department of Health Policy and Management, Interim Director, Center for Health Policy, Erin L. Adams, Doctoral Candidate, Department of Psychology, School of Science, Graduate Research Assistant, Center for Health Policy, School of Public Health, Indiana University - Purdue University Indianapolis, Joanna R. Jackson, Graduate Research Assistant, Center for Health Policy, Department of Health Policy and Management, Indiana University Richard M. Fairbanks School of Public Health
Epilogue: The Three Solitudes of the Sociology of Mental Health
pp 591-594
By William Avison, Professor Emeritus, Department of Sociology, The University of Western Toronto
References
pp 595-794
Index
pp 795-798
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