Download PDF by Anne Rogers, David Pilgrim: A Sociology of Mental Health and Illness

By Anne Rogers, David Pilgrim

ISBN-10: 0335215831

ISBN-13: 9780335215836

ISBN-10: 0335227619

ISBN-13: 9780335227617

A important textual content for learning the consequences of psychological health and wellbeing and affliction on a society

This bestselling textbook presents a transparent evaluate of the foremost points of the sociology of psychological health and wellbeing and affliction. during this re-creation, the authors replace every one bankruptcy, making an allowance for fresh social technological know-how and social psychiatric literature.

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And Sternberg, D. (1987) Models for Mental Disorder. Chichester: Wiley. Chapter 2 Stigma revisited and lay representations of mental health problems Chapter overview While the previous chapter dealt with expert, or disciplinary, knowledge about mental health and illness, this one extends a sociological understanding of the processes of stereotyping, stigmatization and social exclusion of people with mental health problems. Approaches to these topics have varied from a social psychological emphasis on prejudice to structural critiques emphasizing a social disability model.

Kleinman, A. (1988) Rethinking Psychiatry. New York: Free Press. MacLachlan, M. (1997) Culture and Health. New York: Free Press. Tyrer, P. and Sternberg, D. (1987) Models for Mental Disorder. Chichester: Wiley. Chapter 2 Stigma revisited and lay representations of mental health problems Chapter overview While the previous chapter dealt with expert, or disciplinary, knowledge about mental health and illness, this one extends a sociological understanding of the processes of stereotyping, stigmatization and social exclusion of people with mental health problems.

Everyday notions of ‘nervousness’ suggest that a concept does prefigure a psychiatric label of phobic anxiety or some other version of neurosis. Likewise, if people act in a way others cannot readily understand they run the risk of being dismissed as a ‘nutter’, a ‘loony’, ‘crazy’, ‘mad’ or even ‘mental’. Again, these prefigure notions of psychosis within a professional discourse. Users of mental health services rejecting psychiatric notions of mental illness have often opted instead for ‘mental distress’.

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