Principles of Social Psychiatry, Second Edition

Principles of Social Psychiatry, Second Edition

Editor(s): Craig Morgan, Dinesh Bhugra

Published Online: 28 MAR 2010

Print ISBN: 9780470697139

Online ISBN: 9780470684214

DOI: 10.1002/9780470684214

About this Book

Social psychiatry is concerned with the effects of the social environment on the mental health of the individual, and with the effects of the person with a mental disorder on his/her social environment. The field encompasses social interventions, prevention and the promotion of mental health. This new edition of Principles of Social Psychiatry provides a broad overview of current thinking in this expanding field and will be a source of ideas both in research and for the management of mental disorder. It opens by putting social psychiatry in perspective, within both psychiatry and the social sciences. From the patient's perspective, the outermost influence is the culture in which they live, followed by their neighbourhoods, workmates, and friends and family. The next section considers how we conceptualize the social world, from families through cultural identify and ethnicity to the wider social environment.

The book reviews the social determinants and consequences of the major mental disorders before considering interventions and service delivery at various levels to mitigate these. It closes with a review of the social impact of mental illness around the world and a thoughtful essay by the editors on the current state of social psychiatry and where it is heading.

Table of contents

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  1. Part One: Perspectives and Methods

  2. Part Two: Components of the Social World

    1. Chapter 9

      Families and Psychosis (pages 103–116)

      Juliana Onwumere, Ben Smith and Elizabeth Kuipers

    2. Chapter 13

      Trauma and Disasters in Social and Cultural Context (pages 155–177)

      Laurence J. Kirmayer, Hanna Kienzler, Abdel Hamid Afana and Duncan Pedersen

  3. Part Three: Social Determinants

    1. Chapter 18

      Suicide (pages 237–248)

      Gwendolyn Portzky and Kees van Heeringen

  4. Part Four: Social Consequences and Responses

    1. Chapter 26

      Stigma and Discrimination (pages 331–340)

      Graham Thornicroft, Nisha Mehta, Elaine Brohan and Aliya Kassam

  5. Part Five: Social Interventions

    1. Chapter 30

      Prevention (pages 397–410)

      Tristan McGeorge, Sean Cross and Rachel Jenkins

  6. Part Six: Global Mental Health

  7. Epilogue

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