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Fawcett, Barbara, Ph. D
International perspectives on mental health : critical issues across the lifespan / Barbara Fawcett, Zita Weber and Sheila Wilson
New York : Palgrave Macmillan, c2012
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Subject(s) Mental health
Mental illness
Physical Description x, 196 p. ; 22 cm
Note Includes bibliographical references (p. 158-184) and index
Machine generated contents note: -- 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': Families and Mental Health -- Anti-Discriminatory Practice: Considerations for Professionals -- Concluding Remarks
Summary "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"-- Provided by publisher
Alternate Author Weber, Zita
Wilson, Sheila

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