Cultural Sociology of Mental Illness by Andrew T. Scull (Editor)
Publication Date: 2014
Collects entries by scholars who 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. Introduction, a thematic Reader's Guide, a Glossary, and a Resource Guide to Key Books, Journals, and Associations and their web sites enhance the text. A chronology places the cultural sociology of mental illness in historical context.