International Perspectives on Mental Health: Critical issues across the lifespan

Paperback | December 15, 2011

byZita Weber, Barbara Fawcett, Sheila Wilson

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Spanning an international evidence base, this book traces the development of contemporary theory, policy, and practice within the field of mental health. Drawing on snapshots from across the lifespan, it assesses the impact of issues such as gender and sexuality, and explores the range of global perspectives on mental ill health.

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Spanning an international evidence base, this book traces the development of contemporary theory, policy, and practice within the field of mental health. Drawing on snapshots from across the lifespan, it assesses the impact of issues such as gender and sexuality, and explores the range of global perspectives on mental ill health.

BARBARA FAWCETT is Professor of Social Work and Policy Studies in the Faculty of Education and Social Work at the University of Sydney. Her research interests focus on disability, mental health, women and violence, participative action research, and postmodern feminism.ZITA WEBER is an Honorary Lecturer at the University of Sydney whe...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:208 pages, 9.61 × 5.61 × 0.46 inPublished:December 15, 2011Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:023022248X

ISBN - 13:9780230222489

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Table of Contents

PART I: MENTAL HEALTH: AN OVERVIEW
Historical Moments in Mental Health: from Straightjackets to Streets
Constructions of Mental Illness: From the Past Towards the Future
Legal and Ethical Dilemmas in Mental Health
PART II: MENTAL HEALTH ACROSS THE LIFESPAN
Children's Matters
Trying Times for Adolescents: Fight, Flight and Compliance
Adults: The Terrain of Mental Ill Health
Older Men and Women: Turning around the Stereotypes
PART III: MENTAL HEALTH VISTAS AND LANDSCAPES
The Case of Dual Diagnosis in Mental Health
The Upside/Down of 'Caring': Familiesand Mental Health
Anti-Discriminatory Practice: Considerations for Professionals
Concluding Remarks