Mental Health and Inequality by David PilgrimMental Health and Inequality by David Pilgrim

Mental Health and Inequality

byDavid Pilgrim

Hardcover | November 29, 2002

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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.
DAVID PILGRIM is Head of Adult and Forensic Psychology Services, Guild NHS Trust, Preston UK and Professor of Mental Health at the University of Liverpool, UKANNE ROGERS is Professor of the Sociology of Health Care at the School of Primary Care, University of Manchester, UK
Title:Mental Health and InequalityFormat:HardcoverDimensions:278 pages, 8.5 × 5.43 × 0.69 inPublished:November 29, 2002Publisher:Palgrave Higher EducationLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0333786564

ISBN - 13:9780333786567

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Table of Contents

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.