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Society and psychosis / [edited by] Craig Morgan, Kwame McKenzie, Paul Fearon. [electronic resource]

Publication:
Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2008.
Format/Description:
Book
1 online resource (ix, 255 pages) : digital, PDF file(s).
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Cambridge medicine (Series)
Cambridge medicine
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Other Title:
Society & Psychosis
Subjects:
Psychoses -- Social aspects.
Language:
English
Summary:
Psychiatry is in the process of rediscovering its roots. It seemed as if the long history of interest in the impact of society on the rates and course of serious mental illness had been forgotten, overtaken by the advances of neuroscience and genetics. However, as our knowledge of physiological and genetic processes improves it becomes increasingly clear that social conditions and experiences over the life course are crucial to achieving a full understanding. Old controversies are giving way to genuinely integrated models in which social, psychological and biological factors interact over time, culminating in the onset of psychosis. This book reviews these issues from an international perspective, laying the foundations for a new understanding of the psychotic disorders, with profound implications for health policy and clinical practice. It should be read by all members of the mental health team and those responsible for service organization and management.
Contents:
Cover; Half-title; Title; Copyright; Contents; Contributors; Acknowledgements; 1 Introduction; Categories and continua; Changing views of the epidemiology of schizophrenia; The aetiology of psychosis; Course and outcome of psychosis; Society and psychosis; Models and conclusions; REFERENCES; 2 Climate change in psychiatry: periodic fluctuations or terminal trend?; Introduction; Influences on research output; The rise of biological research; Searching for trends in the psychiatric literature (1) Method; Searching for trends in the psychiatric literature (2) Findings; Conclusions
AcknowledgementREFERENCES; Part I Theoretical and conceptual foundations; 3 Social science, psychiatry and psychosis; 4 Conceptualising the social world; 5 Genes and the social environment; Part II Social factors and the onset of psychosis; 6 Society, place and space; 7 Childhood adversity and psychosis; 8 Family environment and psychosis; 9 Adult adversity: do early environment and genotype create lasting vulnerabilities for adult social adversity in psychosis?; 10 Migration, ethnicity and psychosis; Part III Social factors and the outcome of psychosis
11 Social factors as a basis for treatment12 Public attitudes, stigma and discrimination against people with mental illness; 13 Outcomes elsewhere: course of psychosis in 'other cultures'; Part IV Models and conclusions; 14 Theories of cognition, emotion and the social world: missing links in psychosis; 15 Society and psychosis: future directions and implications; Index
Notes:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Title from publisher's bibliographic system (viewed on 05 Oct 2015).
Contributor:
Morgan, Craig, 1971- editor.
McKenzie, Kwame, editor.
Fearon, Paul, editor.
ISBN:
1-107-17335-3
1-281-25430-4
9786611254308
0-511-38755-5
0-511-38654-0
0-511-38471-8
0-511-38288-X
0-511-54406-5
0-511-38854-3
OCLC:
227143642