Social psychiatry is concerned with the interaction of the sociocultural environment and the individual. While recognizing the contribution of psychodynamic factors, it focuses on the impact of the environment on the individual and the reciprocal effect of the individual on the environment. Social psychiatry includes such social problems as migration, acculturation, industrialization, poverty, discrimination, and automation.
Originally published in 1970, the articles in this timely collection are in five different areas: definitions and parameters, epidemiology, community psychiatry, social problems, and animal studies. Dr Kiev has provided an introduction to each section that makes clear the significance of each of the contributions, and places them in a broad perspective.
Preface. Introduction – Ari Kiev Part 1 – Social Psychiatry: Definitions and Parameters Introduction 1. Social Psychiatry: An Overview Jurgen Reusch 2. Social Psychiatry: Vagaries of a Term Norman W. Bell and John P. Spiegel 3. Sociology and Mental Illness: Some Neglected Implications for Treatment Jack Zusman Part 2 – Epidemiology Introduction 4. Epidemiology and Mental Disorder: A Review Michael Shepherd and Brian Cooper 5. On the Social Epidemiology of Schizophrenia Melvin L. Kohn 6. The Reliability and Validity of Measures of Family Life and Relationships Containing a Psychiatric Patient Michael Rutter and George W. Brown 7. Emotional Disorders in an Israeli Immigrant Community: A Comparison of Prevalence Among Different Ethnic Groups Asher Hoek, Raphael Moses and Leslie Terrespolsky Part 3 – Community Psychiatry Introduction 8. An Experience with Sectorization in Paris Philippe Paumelle and Serge Lebovici 9. Community Psychiatry: The Newest Therapeutic Bandwagon H. Warren Dunham 10. Psychosocial Forces and Public Health Problems Thomas F. Plaut 11. Maintenance Drug Therapy: The Schizophrenic Patient in the Community David M. Englehardt and Norbert Freedman 12. British Experience in Community Care Kathleen Jones Part 4 – Social Problems Introduction 13. Some Speculations on the Social Impact of Technology Donald N. Michael 14. Housing and Mental Health in Developing Countries Josef Ph. Hes 15. Grieving for a Lost Home Marc Fried Part 5 – Animal Studies Introduction 16. A Study of Human Behavior Based on Studies of Nonhuman Primates Colter Rule 17. "Konrad Lonrenz – On Aggression": A Review Eliot Slater 18. The Primate Socialization Motives Harry F. Harlow. Notes. Index
Psychiatry is a medical field concerned with the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of mental health conditions. Routledge Library Editions: Psychiatry (24 Volume set) brings together titles, originally published between 1958 and 1997. The set demonstrates the varied nature of mental health and how we as a society deal with it. Covering a number of areas including child and adolescent psychiatry, alternatives to psychiatry, the history of mental health and psychiatric epidemiology.