Mental Health and Social Problems: A Social Work Perspective
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Title: Mental Health and Social Problems: A Social Work Perspective
Book DescriptionMental Health and Social Problems is a textbook for social work students and practitioners. It explores the complicated relationship between mental conditions and societal issues as well as examining risk and protective factors for the prevalence, course, adaptation to and recovery from mental illness.
The introductory chapter presents bio-psycho-social and life-modeled approaches to helping individuals and families with mental illness. The book is divided into two parts. Part I addresses specific social problems, such as poverty, oppression, racism, war, violence, and homelessness, identifying the factors which contribute to vulnerabilities and risks for the development of mental health problems, including the barriers to accessing quality services. Part II presents the most current empirical findings and practice knowledge about prevalence, diagnosis, assessment, and intervention options for a range of common mental health problems – including personality conditions, eating conditions and affective conditions.
Focusing throughout upon mental health issues for children, adolescents, adults and older adults, each chapter includes case studies and web resources. This practical book is ideal for social work students who specialize in mental health.
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Book Details Summary: The title of this book is Mental Health and Social Problems and it was written by Alex Gitterman (Editor), Nina Rovinelli Heller (Editor). This particular edition is in a Hardcover format. This books publish date is January 5, 2011 and it has a suggested retail price of $170.00. It was published by Routledge and has a total of 514 pages in the book. The 10 digit ISBN is 0415493862 and the 13 digit ISBN is 9780415493864. To buy this book at the lowest price, Click Here.