Sociology of Mental Disorder (Paperback)

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The eleventh edition of Sociology of Mental Disorder presents the major issues and research findings on the influence of race, social class, gender, and age on the incidence and prevalence of mental disorder. The text also examines the institutions that help those with mental disorders, mental health law, and public policy.

Many important updates are new to this edition:

-DSM-5 is thoroughly covered along with the controversy surrounding it.

-Updated review of the relationship between mental health and gender.

- A revised and more in-depth discussion of mental health and race.

-Problems in public policy toward mental disorder are covered.

-International trends in community care are reviewed.

-Updates of research and citations throughout.

About the Author

William C. Cockerham received his Ph.D. from the University of California at Berkeley, USA, and is Distinguished Professor of Sociology and Chair Emeritus at the University of Alabama at Birmingham and Research Scholar of Sociology at the College of William & Mary. He is past President of the ResearchCommittee on Health Sociology of the International Sociological Association and formerly was on the editorial boards of the American Sociological Review, Society and Mental Health and Social Behavior Dr. Cockerham has published numerous peer-reviewed papers in academic journals and is author or editor of 20 books. His most recent books from Routledge include Sociological Theories of Health and Illness (2021), Medical Sociology, 15th edition (2021), and The COVID-19 Reader: The Science and What It Says About the Social (2021).

Product Details
ISBN: 9780367432041
ISBN-10: 0367432048
Publisher: Routledge
Publication Date: December 30th, 2020
Pages: 370
Language: English