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ELAINE WETHINGTON

In: 21st Century Sociology

Chapter 90: The Sociology of Mental Health

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The Sociology of Mental Health
The sociology of mental health

This chapter describes the history, application, and development in sociology of the study of mental health, illness, and disorders. Mental health, mental illness, social and mental functioning, and its social indicators are a classic theme in the field of sociology. Émile Durkheim's (1951) Suicide was a landmark study in both sociology and epidemiology, ...

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