This comprehensive volume offers a whole new practice framework that helps to make sense of people's mental distress and recovery in relation to their social experience.
Author: Jerry Tew
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
This comprehensive volume offers a whole new practice framework that helps to make sense of people's mental distress and recovery in relation to their social experience. The book presents a wide range of the social and political dimensions of mental health and distress.
Conclusion This chapter has presented two visions of mental health social work.
... 2 What do we mean by social determinants of mental distress? ... Tew, J. (2011
) Social Approaches to Mental Distress, Houndmills: Palgrave Macmillan.
Author: Pollock, Sarah
Publisher: Policy Press
It is essential that social work students understand the lasting impact political decision making can have on service users, yet little guidance exists on this subject. This valuable book provides a comprehensive introduction to politics in social work, unifying the themes of political ideology and social construction across several areas of social work practice, including emerging areas of practice. The book: • Introduces the dominant political ideologies in the UK; • Examines the impact of these ideological perspectives on different demographic groups; • Explores emerging areas of growing political interest such as radicalisation; • Employs case studies and examples from practice to aid student understanding. Including helpful key points to guide reading at the beginning of each chapter, as well as exercises for seminars and further reading recommendations, this text will be an invaluable resource to all students in social work.
The root of these tensions might be seen to lie solely in a clash between
medicalised and social approaches to illness. ... mental health units are not
providing a safe, secure and supportive environment for individuals in acute
Author: Cummins, Ian
Publisher: Policy Press
Taking a critical and radical approach, this book calls for a return to mental health social work that has personal relationships and an emotional connection between workers and those experiencing distress at its core. The optimism that underpinned the development of community care policies has dissipated to be replaced by a form of bleak managerialism. Neoliberalism has added stress to services already under great pressure and created a danger that we could revert to institutional forms of care. This much-needed book argues that the original progressive values of community care policies need to be rediscovered, updated and reinvigorated to provide a basis for a mental health social work that returns to fundamental notions of dignity and citizenship.
This book originates in the work of a Socrates European partnership on mental health promotion.
Author: Lydia Sapouna
Publisher: Nova Publishers
This book originates in the work of a Socrates European partnership on mental health promotion. The project involved partners from four European countries (the United Kingdom, Italy, Portugal and Ireland) and led to the development of a European Module on mental health promotion in each country, teaching exchanges and a series of conferences in the UK (2001), Ireland (2002) and Italy (2003). However, this book moves beyond the publication of conference proceedings to provide a broader debate on responses to mental distress that promote inclusion, citizenship (as expression of meaningful participation in the community) and a genuine alternative to institutional thinking and practices.
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desiremotional support received from stable ... of mental illness : the uum of
psychological distress without biogenic or physiological approach ( also called
identifying a ...
Author: Gregory L. Weiss
Publisher: Prentice Hall
This reader-friendly book reflects important changes in health care and significant advancements in medical sociology - providing an in-depth overview of the field. It offers solid coverage of traditional topics with a keen focus on the current issues and public policy debates affecting this dynamic area of study.Analysis of a wide range of current issues includes the SARS epidemic, the sociology of mental health, the multidimensional consideration of stressors, the increasing problem of obesity, and contributions of animals to human health.For individuals interested in an overview of the health care system in the United States.
A comprehensive review of the sociology of mental health, with chapters written by leading scholars and researchers in their fields.
Author: Teresa L. Scheid
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
The second edition of A Handbook for the Study of Mental Health provides a comprehensive review of the sociology of mental health. Chapters by leading scholars and researchers present an overview of historical, social and institutional frameworks. Part I examines social factors that shape psychiatric diagnosis and the measurement of mental health and illness, theories that explain the definition and treatment of mental disorders and cultural variability. Part II investigates effects of social context, considering class, gender, race and age, and the critical role played by stress, marriage, work and social support. Part III focuses on the organization, delivery and evaluation of mental health services, including the criminalization of mental illness, the challenges posed by HIV, and the importance of stigma. This is a key research reference source that will be useful to both undergraduates and graduate students studying mental health and illness from any number of disciplines.
Anne Rogers, David Pilgrim. Beresford , P. ( 2005 ) Developing self - defined
social approaches to distress , in S. Ramon and J. Williams ( eds ) Mental Health
at the Crossroads : The Promise of the Psychosocial Approach . London :
Author: Anne Rogers
Publisher: Open University Press
A vital text for studying the effects of mental health and illness on a society This bestselling textbook provides a clear overview of the major aspects of the sociology of mental health and illness. In this new edition, the authors update each chapter, taking into consideration recent social science and social psychiatric literature.
In this surprising book, Allan V. Horwitz argues that our current conceptions of mental illness as a disease fit only a small number of serious psychological conditions and that most conditions currently regarded as mental illness are ...
Author: Allan V. Horwitz
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
In this surprising book, Allan V. Horwitz argues that our current conceptions of mental illness as a disease fit only a small number of serious psychological conditions and that most conditions currently regarded as mental illness are cultural constructions, normal reactions to stressful social circumstances, or simply forms of deviant behavior. "Thought-provoking and important. . .Drawing on and consolidating the ideas of a range of authors, Horwitz challenges the existing use of the term mental illness and the psychiatric ideas and practices on which this usage is based. . . . Horwitz enters this controversial territory with confidence, conviction, and clarity."—Joan Busfield, American Journal of Sociology "Horwitz properly identifies the financial incentives that urge therapists and drug companies to proliferate psychiatric diagnostic categories. He correctly identifies the stranglehold that psychiatric diagnosis has on research funding in mental health. Above all, he provides a sorely needed counterpoint to the most strident advocates of disease-model psychiatry."—Mark Sullivan, Journal of the American Medical Association "Horwitz makes at least two major contributions to our understanding of mental disorders. First, he eloquently draws on evidence from the biological and social sciences to create a balanced, integrative approach to the study of mental disorders. Second, in accomplishing the first contribution, he provides a fascinating history of the study and treatment of mental disorders. . . from early asylum work to the rise of modern biological psychiatry."—Debra Umberson, Quarterly Review of Biology
This book provides a much-needed account of informal community-based approaches to working with mental distress.
Author: Carl Walker
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
This book provides a much-needed account of informal community-based approaches to working with mental distress. It starts from the premise that contemporary mainstream psychiatry and psychology struggle to capture how distress results from complex embodied arrays of social experiences that are embedded within specific historical, cultural, political and economic settings. The authors challenge mainstream understandings of mental health that position a naive public in need of mental health literacy. Instead it is clear that a considerable amount of invaluable mental distress work is undertaken in spaces in our communities that are not understood as mental health treatments. This book represents one of the first attempts to position these kinds of spaces at the center of how we understand and address problems of mental distress and suffering. The chapters draw on case studies from the UK and abroad to point toward an exciting new paradigm based on informal community and socially oriented approaches to mental health. Written in an unusually accessible and engaging style, this book will appeal to social science students, academics, practitioners and policy makers interested in community and social approaches to mental health.
This book explores social constructionism and the language of mental distress.
Author: Michelle O'Reilly
This book explores social constructionism and the language of mental distress. Mental health research has traditionally been dominated by genetic and biomedical explanations that provide only partial explanations. However, process research that utilises qualitative methods has grown in popularity. Situated within this new strand of research, the authors examine and critically assess some of the different contributions that social constructionism has made to the study of mental distress and to how those diagnosed are conceptualized and labeled. This will be an invaluable introduction and source of practical strategies for academics, researchers and students as well as clinical practitioners, mental health professionals, and others working with mental health such as educationalists and social workers.
This book brings together leading scholars and activists from Europe, North America, Australia, and India to explore the challenges to that approach and the relationship among madness, distress, and disability.
Author: Spandler, Helen
Publisher: Policy Press
One of the ways that scholars and policy makers have attempted to address the problems of madness and distress is by applying theories and policies from disability, including the social model of disability. This book brings together leading scholars and activists from Europe, North America, Australia, and India to explore the challenges to that approach and the relationship among madness, distress, and disability.
Key features: * Reflects new approaches to mental health and the kinds of psychological interventions (or 'treatments') for those experiencing distress, moving away from a limited diagnostic model * Offers a wealth of case stories to ...
Author: John Cromby
Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education
What does the word 'schizophrenia' mean to you? Perhaps your first thought is of someone with a medical condition that involves some kind of brain disease? But what if you knew that the person in question had been through a traumatic childhood? Would that change how you thought about their mental health? And what impact does this have on how we as a society interact with people with mental distress? Psychology, Mental Health and Distress is the first mainstream textbook that reconsiders the traditional emphasis on the biological and psychiatric models for what is commonly, but contentiously, known as 'abnormal psychology' or 'psychopathology'. It provides a fully rounded account of mental distress, including social and relationship causes, and challenges your preconceptions about what you think you know about mental health. Key features: * Reflects new approaches to mental health and the kinds of psychological interventions (or 'treatments') for those experiencing distress, moving away from a limited diagnostic model * Offers a wealth of case stories to portray the reality of living with distress, building your empathy to encourage sensitive practice * Fully informed by current experimental, qualitative and theoretical psychological research including research into hearing voices * Written by a team of leading clinical and social psychologists with additional contributions by renowned figures including Richard Bentall, a bestselling Penguin author whose Madness Explained won the 2004 BPS Book Award * Includes a chapter authored by those with first-hand experience of mental health services, ensuring you understand the nuances of this emotionally charged, and often controversial, topic The authors draw from a range of experience, examples and approaches to present this student-friendly and engaging text: core reading for anyone serious about understanding mental health issues.
... that these influences would synthesise into an irresistible defeat of the
hegemony of institutionally based approaches to understanding and treating
mental distress . In fact , apart from some exceptions such as Psichiatria
Democratica in Italy ...
Author: Suzanne Quin
Publisher: Univ College Dublin Press
Mental Health and Social Policy in Ireland is a new textbook which draws together developments in mental health policy in recent years and identifies the challenges posed by changes in Irish society. Topics covered include international trends mental health in the community, health promotion, children, adolescence, women, ethnic minorities, suicide, the homeless, crime, the workplace and ageing. Chapters include an historical overview followed by a discussion of international data, current policy and likely developments and future challenges. The book is aimed at a number of different groups who have a shared interest in mental health and social policy. It will be of interest to students of social policy, including comparative social policy, as well as being relevant to a range of professional training courses for social workers, nurses, doctors and psychologists.
Unfortunately , a defect explanation is less costly to the society than a social -
learning explanation of mental disturbance . ... This model may someday be
accepted by behavioral scientists as the most effective approach to mental
Author: D. Stanley Eitzen
Publisher: Allyn & Bacon
Taking a conflict approach, Eitzen and Baca Zinn focus on the underlying features of the social world in an effort to help students to understand today's social problems.
Critical Inquiries for Social Justice in Mental Health demonstrates why and how theory matters for knowledge production, policy, and practice in mental health, and it creates new imaginings of decolonized and democratized mental health ...
Author: Marina Morrow
Publisher: University of Toronto Press
An exceptional showcase of interdisciplinary research, Critical Inquiries for Social Justice in Mental Health presents various critical theories, methodologies, and methods for transforming mental health research and fostering socially-just mental health practices. Marina Morrow and Lorraine Halinka Malcoe have assembled an array of international scholars, activists, and practitioners whose work exposes and disrupts the dominant neoliberal and individualist practices found in contemporary mental research, policy, and practice. The contributors employ a variety of methodologies including intersectional, decolonizing, indigenous, feminist, post-structural, transgender, queer, and critical realist approaches in order to interrogate the manifestation of power relations in mental health systems and its impact on people with mental distress. Additionally, the contributors enable the reader to reimagine systems and supports designed from the bottom up, in which the people most affected have decision-making authority over their formations. Critical Inquiries for Social Justice in Mental Health demonstrates why and how theory matters for knowledge production, policy, and practice in mental health, and it creates new imaginings of decolonized and democratized mental health systems, of abundant community-centred supports, and of a world where human differences are affirmed.