Chapter 24. Responses to the Onset of Mental Health Problems: Issues and Findings from Research on Illness Behaviour and the Use of Health Services

  1. Craig Morgan and
  2. Dinesh Bhugra
  1. Bernice A. Pescosolido

Published Online: 28 MAR 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9780470684214.ch24

Principles of Social Psychiatry, Second Edition

Principles of Social Psychiatry, Second Edition

How to Cite

Pescosolido, B. A. (2010) Responses to the Onset of Mental Health Problems: Issues and Findings from Research on Illness Behaviour and the Use of Health Services, in Principles of Social Psychiatry, Second Edition (eds C. Morgan and D. Bhugra), John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470684214.ch24

Editor Information

  1. NIH Biomedical Research Centre and Institute of Psychiatry, King's College London, London, UK

Author Information

  1. Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 28 MAR 2010
  2. Published Print: 16 APR 2010

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470697139

Online ISBN: 9780470684214

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Keywords:

  • social consequences and responses;
  • responses to onset of mental health problems - findings from research on illness behaviour and use of health services;
  • Kasl and Cobb's definition - illness behaviour, what individuals do when they notice that there is something wrong with their health;
  • Health Belief Model and Theory of Reasoned Action;
  • specific meaning and nature of ‘illness behaviour’ - being critical;
  • coping and utilization of health services;
  • coping resources, individuals' psychological or social psychological characteristics;
  • support or self-help groups - alternative or folk system of religious advisors and alternative healers and human/social service system;
  • challenging power of ‘need’ - explaining illness behaviour and use of services;
  • explaining illness behaviour - theoretical models, past and present

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • The Current State of Affairs: Coping and the Utilization of Health Services

  • Explaining Illness Behaviour: Theoretical Models, Past and Present

  • Challenges to Understanding Illness Behaviour in Future Research

  • References