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A Sociology of Mental Health and Illness
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Table of Contents

Preface to the third edition
Acknowledgements
Perspectives on mental health and illness
Stigma revisited and lay representations of mental health problems
Social class and mental health
Women and men
Race and ethnicity
Age and ageing
The mental health professions
The treatment of people with mental health problems
The organization of mental health work
Psychiatry and legal control
Users of mental health services
References
Index

About the Author

Anne Rogers is Professor of the Sociology of Health Care and currently directs a programme of research on self-management and chronic disease management at the National Primary Care Research and Development Centre, Division of Primary Care, University of Manchester. Her PhD on psychiatric referrals from the police began her academic career. Her current research interests include sociological aspects of primary care and mental health. David Pilgrim is Clinical Dean, Teaching Primary Care Trust for East Lancashire and Honorary Professor at the Universities of Liverpool and Central Lancashire. His career has been divided between higher education and the NHS. He trained as a clinical psychologist before completing his PhD on NHS psychotherapy. He subsequently completed a Masters degree in Sociology. Since then he has retained both a clinical and research interest in many aspects of mental health work.

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