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Sociology of Mental Disorder, 9th Edition

By William C. Cockerham

Published by Routledge

Published Date: Jul 9, 2013


The ninth 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 of mental disorder. The text also examines the institutions put in place to help those with mental disorders.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 The Problem of Mental Disorder
Chapter 2 Types of Mental Disorders
Chapter 3 Concepts of Causes and Cures
Chapter 4 Mental Disorder as Deviant Behavior
Chapter 5 Social Epidemiology
Chapter 6 Social Class
Chapter 7 Age, Gender, and Marital Status
Chapter 8 Urban versus Rural Living and Migration
Chapter 9 Race
Chapter 10 Help-Seeking Behavior and the Prepatient Experience
Chapter 11 Acting Mentally Disordered: The Example of Schizophrenia, Anxiety, and Depression
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