Über den Autor
David Pilgrim is Professor of Health and Social Policy, Department of Sociology, Social Policy and Criminology at the University of Liverpool, UK. rnrnAfter training and working as a clinical psychologist he completed a PhD examining psychotherapy in the organisational setting of the British NHS. He then went on the complete a Master's in sociology. He has worked at the boundary between clinical psychology and medical sociology for the past twenty years and has produced over 60 articles in peer-reviewed journals, based upon his research into mental health policy and practice. His years working in the British NHS provided him with extensive everyday experience of the theoretical and policy aspects of mental health expressed in practical settings. One his books, A Sociology of Mental Health and Illness (3rd edition, Open University Press, 2005), co-authored with Anne Rogers, won the British Medical Association's medical book of the year award for 2006. Currently he is writing a book on critical realism and mental health (Routledge, 2014) and is co-editing (with John Hall) a book on the history of British clinical psychology for the British Psychological Society. This will commemorate the fiftieth anniversary in 2015 of the establishment in the latter of the Division of Clinical Psychology.
Part I: Mental Health and Mental Health ProblemsrnMental HealthrnICD (International Classification of Diseases)rnDSM (Diagnostic and Statistical Manual)rnPsychological FormulationsrnThe Myth of Mental Illness rnNeurosciencernCauses and Consequences of Mental Health ProblemsrnSubjective and Objective Aspects of Mental HealthrnMadness rnSadness rnFear rnPersonality DisordersrnSelf-harm rnSubstance Misuse rnLearning Disability rnPhysical Health rnWellbeing rnPleasure rnCreativity rnSpirituality rnLay Views of Mental Health and IllnessrnEating DisordersrnPart II: Mental Health ServicesrnPrimary CarernAcute Mental Health ServicesrnForensic Mental Health ServicesrnService-user Involvement rnCarers rnMental Health Professionals rnBiological InterventionsrnPsychological Interventions rnFinancial Aspects of Mental Health rnThe Quality of Mental Health Care rnEvidence-based Practice rnRecovery rnCoercion rnCorruption of CarernMalpractice rnThe Mental Health Service Users' MovementrnPublic Mental HealthrnPart III: Mental Health and SocietyrnMental Health Policy rnMental Health Promotion rnSegregation rnEugenics rnCapacity and Culpability rnAnti-psychiatryrnLabelling TheoryrnAttachment TheoryrnStigma rnSocial and Cultural Capital rnSocial Exclusion rnWorkrnRisks to and from People with Mental Health ProblemsrnThe Mass MediarnSocial Models of Mental HealthrnSuicidernCross-cultural Psychiatry rnSocial Class rnRacernGenderrnAge rnChildhood Adversity rnThe Pharmaceutical IndustryrnWarfarern
This is the only text to give you a complete, concise overview of mental health and all the issues that surround it from a theoretical and practical point of view. Split into three sections, the book defines mental health and mental illness, examines the services and settings in which mental health care takes place and discusses the societal issues surrounding mental health.
Made up of 63 bite-sized chapters, the book offers:
· Definitions of the key concepts
· Key points that you need to know for your study and practice
· Further reading to help you expand your knowledge
It will be essential reading for students of health, nursing, mental health, social work and social care. It is also valuable reading for students of counselling and psychotherapy.