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Mental Health and Inequality - David Pilgrim

Mental Health and Inequality

Paperback Published: 27th November 2002
ISBN: 9780333786574
Number Of Pages: 278

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This text, by a well regarded writing team, examines the relationship between the knowledge base of mental health professionals, evidence about inequalities and mental health service utilisation. Starting with a critical appraisal of traditional psychiatric epidemiology, it moves into an exploration of the inequalities created by familial and neighbourhood influences, service contact and challenges during the life span. Controversies in mental health debates, about violence and different forms of psychiatric treatment, are discussed within a framework of social inequalities.

'A sense of justice is a fundamental aspect of human development. It's surprising that so few books on mental health tackle the psychological impact of injustice. Pilgrim and Rogers address this omission head on, in an ambitious and impressive work that gets to the heart of the relationship between socio-economic inequalities and mental distress.' - Lynne Friedli, mentalhealth today

Preface Introduction Epidemiology and its limits Neighbourhood, Community, Inequalities and Mental Health Inequalities and Service Provision Primary Care, Mental Health and Inequalities Influences on Mental Health Across the Life Span Violence: Victimhood and Discrimination Professional and Lay Knowledge Biological Treatments: A Case of Imposed Equality Talking Treatments: Some Are More Equal Than Others Conclusions References

ISBN: 9780333786574
ISBN-10: 0333786572
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 278
Published: 27th November 2002
Publisher: SPRINGER VERLAG GMBH
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.0 x 14.0  x 1.5
Weight (kg): 0.37
Edition Number: 1