Chapter 4. Social, Biological and Personal Constructions of Mental Illness

  1. Craig Morgan and
  2. Dinesh Bhugra
  1. Derek Bolton1,2

Published Online: 28 MAR 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9780470684214.ch4

Principles of Social Psychiatry, Second Edition

Principles of Social Psychiatry, Second Edition

How to Cite

Bolton, D. (2010) Social, Biological and Personal Constructions of Mental Illness, in Principles of Social Psychiatry, Second Edition (eds C. Morgan and D. Bhugra), John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470684214.ch4

Editor Information

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

Author Information

  1. 1

    Institute of Psychiatry, King's College London, London, UK

  2. 2

    South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust, London, UK

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, biological and personal constructions of mental illness;
  • causes, definitions and boundaries - interaction of mental illnesses with social organization and processes;
  • interplay of evolutionary, social and personal norms;
  • proper domain of health care implications;
  • naturalism in medicine - illness as disease or lesion

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Causes, Definitions and Boundaries

  • The Interplay of Evolutionary, Social and Personal Norms

  • Implications for the Proper Domain of Health Care

  • References