Book: A Sociology of Mental Health and Illness

Book Title:

A Sociology of Mental Health and Illness.

Author(s): Anne Rogers and David Pilgrim.

Year: 2020.

Edition: Sixth (6th).

Publisher: Open University Press.

Type(s): Paperback and Kindle.

Synopsis:

How do we understand mental health problems in their social context?

A former BMA Medical Book of the Year award winner, this book provides a sociological analysis of major areas of mental health and illness. The book considers contemporary and historical aspects of sociology, social psychiatry, policy and therapeutic law to help students develop an in-depth and critical approach to this complex subject. New developments for the sixth edition include:

  • Brand new chapter on ageing and older people.
  • Updated material on social class, ethnicity, user involvement, young people and adolescence.
  • New coverage on prisons legalism and the rise of digital mental health management and delivery.

A classic in its field, this well-established textbook offers a rich, contemporary and well-crafted overview of mental health and illness unrivalled by competitors and is essential reading for students and professionals studying a range of medical sociology and health-related courses. It is also highly suitable for trainee mental health workers in the fields of social work, nursing, clinical psychology and psychiatry.

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