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Social Perspective: The Missing Element in Mental Health Practice Richard URen

Social Perspective: The Missing Element in Mental Health Practice

Richard URen

Published September 10th 2011
ISBN : 9781442642966
Hardcover
219 pages
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Social Perspective explores the impact of social factors on individual health, a topic often overlooked in the practice of psychiatry, psychology, and medicine. Richard URen synthesizes viewpoints and information usually dispersed among manyMoreSocial Perspective explores the impact of social factors on individual health, a topic often overlooked in the practice of psychiatry, psychology, and medicine. Richard URen synthesizes viewpoints and information usually dispersed among many disciplines to show how social roles, political-economic conditions, and the social stratification system all contribute to individual well-being or disorder.URen investigates how access to income, education, and social affiliations buffers individuals against stress and facilitates coping. He demonstrates that those who lack access to such resources suffer the poorest health and the greatest mental distress a problem that has only grown more challenging with rising inequality. Adding a new dimension to understandings of mental health, mental illness, and psychological distress, Social Perspective offers clinicians a concise account of societys impact on the individual.