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Author Fawcett, Barbara, 1955-

Title International perspectives on mental health : critical issues across the lifespan / Barbara Fawcett, Zita Weber and Sheila Wilson.

Publication Info. New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2012.


Location Call No. Status
 University of Saint Joseph: Pope Pius XII Library - Standard Shelving Location  362.2 F278I    Check Shelf
Description x, 196 pages ; 22 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents 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': Familiesand 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.
Subject Mental health.
Mental Health.
Mental Disorders.
Added Author Weber, Zita.
Wilson, Sheila.
ISBN 9780230222489 paperback
023022248X paperback
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