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11th Edition

Sociology of Mental Disorder

ISBN 9780367432041
Published December 30, 2020 by Routledge
384 Pages 44 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

The eleventh edition of Sociology of Mental Disorder presents the major issues and research findings on the influence of race, social class, gender, and age on the incidence and prevalence of mental disorder. The text also examines the institutions that help those with mental disorders, mental health law, and public policy.

Many important updates are new to this edition:

-DSM-5 is thoroughly covered along with the controversy surrounding it.

-Updated review of the relationship between mental health and gender.

- A revised and more in-depth discussion of mental health and race.

-Problems in public policy toward mental disorder are covered.

-International trends in community care are reviewed.

-Updates of research and citations throughout.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 The Problem of Mental Disorder

Chapter 2 Types of Mental Disorders

Chapter 3 Acting Mentally Disordered: The Example of Schizophrenia, Anxiety, and Depression

Chapter 4 Mental Disorder: Concepts of Causes and Cures

Chapter 5 Mental Disorder as Deviant Behavior

Chapter 6 Mental Disorder: Social Epidemiology

Chapter 7 Mental Disorder: Social Class

Chapter 8 Mental Disorder: Age, Gender, and Marital Status

Chapter 9 Mental Disorder: Urban versus Rural Living and Migration

Chapter 10 Mental Disorder:Race

Chapter 11 Help-Seeking Behavior and the Prepatient Experience

Chapter 12 The Mental Hospital Patient

Chapter 13 Residing in the Community

Chapter 14 Community Care and Public Policy

Chapter 15 Mental Disorder and the Law

Chapter 16 Mental Disorder and Public Policy in Selected Countries

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William C. Cockerham received his Ph.D. from the University of California at Berkeley, USA, and is Distinguished Professor of Sociology and Chair Emeritus at the University of Alabama at Birmingham and Research Scholar of Sociology at the College of William & Mary. He is past President of the ResearchCommittee on Health Sociology of the International Sociological Association and formerly was on the editorial boards of the American Sociological Review, Society and Mental Health and Social Behavior Dr. Cockerham has published numerous peer-reviewed papers in academic journals and is author or editor of 20 books. His most recent books from Routledge include Sociological Theories of Health and Illness (2021), Medical Sociology, 15th edition (2021), and The COVID-19 Reader: The Science and What It Says About the Social (2021).