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Gender and mental health / Pauline M. Prior ; consultant editor, Jo Campling
Bib ID 29371
Format BookBook
Author
Prior, Pauline
 
Description Houndmills [England] : Macmillan Press ; [New York] : [New York University Press], 1999 
x, 198 p. ; 23 cm. 
ISBN 0333687612 (alkaline paper) (hardback)
0333687620 (alkaline paper) (paperback)
0814766749 (alkaline paper) (hardback)
0814766757 (alkaline paper) (paperback)
Summary

"Gender and Mental Health provides a critical introduction to the ways in which gender affects mental health experiences and mental health service use. The volume is unique in including a policy perspective and an overview - including a look at crime, the law, and service structures - of society's responses to mental disorders." "Prior examines the individual experiences of mental disorders for both men and women and explores a range of mental health policy issues including concepts of normality, trends in mental health care legislation and service delivery, the differing impacts of national mental health policies on women and on men, and changing views of disorders linked with sexual identity and orientation." "Based on up-to-date information from both the United States and Europe, this volume will be useful to a broad range of scholars and professionals in psychology, sociology, social policy, gender studies, social work, medicine, and law."--BOOK JACKET.

Full contents
  • 1. Introduction
  • Pt. I. Mental Disorder. 2. Defining Mental Disorder. 3. The Population at Risk. 4. Approaches to Treatment. 5. Gender and Normality
  • Pt. II. Mental Health Policy. 6. Defining Mental Health Policy. 7. Mental Health Services. 8. The Law and Mental Disorder. 9. Crime and Mental Disorder. 10. A Final Word.
 
Notes

Includes bibliographical references (p. 181-193) and indexes.

Subjects Mental illness -- Sex factors.  |  Social psychiatry.  |  Mental health policy.
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Gender & mental health

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