Cultural Sociology of Mental Illness

Cultural Sociology of Mental Illness

At the core of what is going on with mental illness in American and around the world, we believe, is cultural sociology: How differing cultures treat mental illness and, in turn, how mental health patients are affected by the culture.

Author: Andrew Scull

Publisher: SAGE Publications

ISBN: 9781483388991

Category: Reference

Page: 1176

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Cultural Sociology of Mental Illness: An A to Z Guide looks at recent reports that suggest an astonishing rise in mental illness and considers such questions as: Are there truly more mentally ill people now or are there just more people being diagnosed and treated? What are the roles of economics and the pharmacological industry in this controversy? At the core of what is going on with mental illness in America and around the world, the editors suggest, is cultural sociology: How differing cultures treat mental illness and, in turn, how mental health patients are affected by the culture. In this illuminating multidisciplinary reference, expert scholars explore the culture of mental illness from the non-clinical perspectives of sociology, history, psychology, epidemiology, economics, public health policy, and finally, the mental health patients themselves. Key themes include Cultural Comparisons of Mental Health Disorders; Cultural Sociology of Mental Illness Around the World; Economics; Epidemiology; Mental Health Practitioners; Non-Drug Treatments; Patient, the Psychiatry, and Psychology; Psychiatry and Space; Psychopharmacology; Public Policy; Social History; and Sociology. Key Features This two-volume A-Z work, available in both print and electronic formats, includes close to 400 articles by renowned experts in their respective fields. An Introduction, a thematic Reader’s Guide, a Glossary, and a Resource Guide to Key Books, Journals, and Associations and their web sites enhance this invaluable reference. A chronology places the cultural sociology of mental illness in historical context. 150 photos bring concepts to life. The range and scope of this Encyclopedia is vivid testimony to the intellectual vitality of the field and will make a useful contribution to the next generation of sociological research on the cultural sociology of mental illness.
Categories: Reference

Cultural Sociology of Mental Illness

Cultural Sociology of Mental Illness

work on the sociological dimensions of mental disorder were reinforced by the demands of psychiatry for an increased focus on neuroscience and psychopharmacological research. Scholars working on the sociology of mental illness thus now ...

Author: Andrew Scull

Publisher: SAGE Publications

ISBN: 9781483346335

Category: Reference

Page: 1176

View: 392

Cultural Sociology of Mental Illness: An A to Z Guide looks at recent reports that suggest an astonishing rise in mental illness and considers such questions as: Are there truly more mentally ill people now or are there just more people being diagnosed and treated? What are the roles of economics and the pharmacological industry in this controversy? At the core of what is going on with mental illness in America and around the world, the editors suggest, is cultural sociology: How differing cultures treat mental illness and, in turn, how mental health patients are affected by the culture. In this illuminating multidisciplinary reference, expert scholars explore the culture of mental illness from the non-clinical perspectives of sociology, history, psychology, epidemiology, economics, public health policy, and finally, the mental health patients themselves. Key themes include Cultural Comparisons of Mental Health Disorders; Cultural Sociology of Mental Illness Around the World; Economics; Epidemiology; Mental Health Practitioners; Non-Drug Treatments; Patient, the Psychiatry, and Psychology; Psychiatry and Space; Psychopharmacology; Public Policy; Social History; and Sociology. Key Features This two-volume A-Z work, available in both print and electronic formats, includes close to 400 articles by renowned experts in their respective fields. An Introduction, a thematic Reader’s Guide, a Glossary, and a Resource Guide to Key Books, Journals, and Associations and their web sites enhance this invaluable reference. A chronology places the cultural sociology of mental illness in historical context. 150 photos bring concepts to life. The range and scope of this Encyclopedia is vivid testimony to the intellectual vitality of the field and will make a useful contribution to the next generation of sociological research on the cultural sociology of mental illness.
Categories: Reference

Cultural Sociology of Mental Illness

Cultural Sociology of Mental Illness

In this illuminating multidisciplinary reference, expert scholars explore the culture of mental illness from the non-clinical perspectives of sociology, history, psychology, epidemiology, economics, public health policy, and finally, the ...

Author: Andrew Scull

Publisher:

ISBN: 1784026530

Category: Cultural psychiatry

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In this illuminating multidisciplinary reference, expert scholars explore the culture of mental illness from the non-clinical perspectives of sociology, history, psychology, epidemiology, economics, public health policy, and finally, the mental health patients themselves.
Categories: Cultural psychiatry

Cultural Adaptation of CBT for Serious Mental Illness

Cultural Adaptation of CBT for Serious Mental Illness

In Cultural sociology of mental illness: An A-to-Z guide. Sage. Lau, A. (2006). Making the case for selective and directed adaptations of evidence based treatments. Examples from parent training. Clinical Psychology: Science and ...

Author: Shanaya Rathod

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781118976197

Category: Psychology

Page: 352

View: 843

A comprehensive guide designed to enable CBT practitioners to effectively engage people from diverse cultural backgrounds by applying culturally-sensitive therapeutic techniques Adapts core CBT techniques including reattribution, normalization, explanation development, formulating, reality testing, inference chaining and resetting expectations High profile author team includes specialists in culturally-sensitive CBT along with world-renowned pioneers in the application of CBT to serious mental illness Contains the most up-to-date research on CBT in ethnic minority groups available
Categories: Psychology

Mental Disorder

Mental Disorder

“Rethinking Social Recovery in Schizophrenia: What a Capabilities Approach Might Offer.” Social Science & Medicine 65 (5): 868–79. ... In Cultural Sociology of Mental Illness: An A–Z Guide, edited by Andrew T. Scull, 334–35.

Author: Nicola Khan

Publisher: University of Toronto Press

ISBN: 9781442635333

Category: Cultural psychiatry

Page: 144

View: 846

"This book reflects anthropology's growing encounter with the key "pysch" disciplines (psychology and psychiatry) in theorizing and researching mental illness treatment and recovery. Khan summarizes new approaches to mental illness, situating them in the context of historical, political, psychoanalytic, and postcolonial approaches, and encouraging readers to understand how health, illness, normality, and abnormality is constructed and produced. Using case studies from a variety of regions, Khan explores what anthropologically informed psychology/psychiatry/medicine can tell us about mental illness across cultures."--
Categories: Cultural psychiatry

Handbook of the Sociology of Mental Health

Handbook of the Sociology of Mental Health

This book describes ways in which society shapes the mental health of its members, and shapes the lives of those identified as mentally ill.

Author: Carol S. Aneshensel

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9780387325163

Category: Medical

Page: 628

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This book describes ways in which society shapes the mental health of its members, and shapes the lives of those identified as mentally ill. Experts in the sociology of mental health discuss in depth the interface between society and the inward experiences of its members.
Categories: Medical

Mental Health Worldwide

Mental Health Worldwide

Hollingshead A. B. and Redlich, F. C. (1958) Social Class and Mental Illness: A Community Study (New York: Wiley). ... Ingleby, D. (2014) (in press) 'Global mental health', in A. Scull (ed) Cultural Sociology of Mental Illness.

Author: S. Fernando

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9781137329608

Category: Social Science

Page: 210

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Offers a perceptive critique of the universalized model of psychiatry and its apparent exportation from the West to the developing world. Rooted in detailed analysis of the problems this causes, the book proposes new suggestions for advancing the field of mental health and wellbeing in a way that is ethical, sustainable and culturally sensitive.
Categories: Social Science

Suffering Narratives of Older Adults

Suffering Narratives of Older Adults

A Phenomenological Approach to Serious Illness, Chronic Pain, Recovery and Maternal Care Mary Beth Quaranta Morrissey ... Washington, DC: American Psychological Association. ... Cultural Sociology of Mental Illness: An A-to-Z Guide (pp.

Author: Mary Beth Quaranta Morrissey

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781135009656

Category: Social Science

Page: 192

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In Suffering Narratives of Older Adults, Mary Beth Quaranta Morrissey turns to the traditions of phenomenology, humanistic psychology and social work to provide an in-depth exploration of the deep structure of the suffering experience. She draws upon the notion of maternal holding to develop an original construct of maternal affordances – the ground of possibility for human development, agency and relational practices. The conceptual analysis is based on the life narratives of several elders receiving chronic care in facility environments. Creating new fields of communication for patients, their family members and health professionals in processes of reflection and shared decision making, this book builds on knowledge about suffering to help guide ethical action in preventing and relieving chronic pain and improving systems of care. It offers a phenomenological approach to understanding the maternal as a primary domain of moral experience in serious illness and suffering, and implications for policy, practice and research. A series of applied chapters, looking at individual experiences of suffering and care experiences, present critical areas of ethical inquiry, including: pain and suffering maternal relational ethics evaluation and moral deliberation about care options decision-making and moral agency end-of-life experiences of care. Exploring how an ecological relational perspective grounded in phenomenology may provide fruitful alternatives to traditional frameworks in bioethics, this is an important contribution to the ongoing development of an ecological ethic of care. It will be of interest to scholars and students of bioethics and phenomenological methods in the health and human services, as well as practitioners in the field.
Categories: Social Science

Cultural Sociology of Divorce

Cultural Sociology of Divorce

In India, women are still very dependent on their husbands' economic status; this creates a culture that makes it very difficult for them to be ... Illness as grounds for divorce applies to physical as well as mental illness.

Author: Robert E. Emery

Publisher: SAGE Publications

ISBN: 9781452274430

Category: Social Science

Page: 1624

View: 438

While the formal definition of divorce may be concise and straightforward (legal termination of a marital union, dissolving bonds of matrimony between parties), the effects are anything but, particularly when children are involved. The Americans for Divorce Reform estimates that "40 or possibly even 50 percent of marriages will end in divorce if current trends continue." Outside the U.S., divorce rates have markedly increased across developed countries. Divorce and its effects are a significant social factor in our culture and others. It might be said that a whole "divorce industry" has been constructed, with divorce lawyers and mediators, family counselors, support groups, etc. As King Henry VIII's divorces showed, divorce has not always been easy or accepted. In some countries, divorce is not permitted and even in Europe, countries such as Spain, Italy, Portugal, and the Republic of Ireland legalized divorce only in the latter quarter of the 20th century. This multi-disciplinary encyclopedia covers curricular subjects related to divorce as examined by disciplines ranging from marriage and the family to anthropology, social and legal history, developmental and clinical psychology, and religion, all through a lens of cultural sociology. Features: 550 signed entries, A-to-Z, fill 3 volumes (1,500 pages) in print and electronic formats, offering the most detailed reference work available on issues related to divorce, both in the U.S. and globally. Cross-References and Further Readings guide readers to additional resources. A Chronology provides students with context via a historical perspective of divorce. In the electronic version, the comprehensive Index combines with Cross-References and thematic Reader's Guide themes to provide convenient search-and-browse capabilities. For state and nation entries, uniform entry structure combined with an abundance of statistics facilitates comparison between and across states and nations. Appendices provide further annotated sources of data and statistics.
Categories: Social Science

The Routledge History of Madness and Mental Health

The Routledge History of Madness and Mental Health

59 60 61 P. Cantz, 'Toward a Biblical Psychoanalysis: A Second Look at the First Book' Mental Health Religion and Culture, 15 (2011): 779–97. Paul Cantz, 'Religiously Based Therapies' in Cultural Sociology of Mental Illness, vol. 2, ed.

Author: Greg Eghigian

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9781351784399

Category: History

Page: 404

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The Routledge History of Madness and Mental Health explores the history and historiography of madness from the ancient and medieval worlds to the present day. Global in scope, it includes case studies from Africa, Asia, and South America as well as Europe and North America, drawing together the latest scholarship and source material in this growing field and allowing for fresh comparisons to be made across time and space. Thematically organised and written by leading academics, chapters discuss broad topics such as the representation of madness in literature and the visual arts, the material culture of madness, the perpetual difficulty of creating a classification system for madness and mental health, madness within life histories, the increased globalisation of knowledge and treatment practices, and the persistence of spiritual and supernatural conceptualisations of experiences associated with madness. This volume also examines the challenges involved in analysing primary sources in this area and how key themes such as class, gender, and race have influenced the treatment and diagnosis of madness throughout history. Chronologically and geographically wide-ranging, and providing a fascinating overview of the current state of the field, this is essential reading for all students of the history of madness, mental health, psychiatry, and medicine.
Categories: History