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  • Subject index

The SAGE Handbook of Mental Health and Illness is a landmark volume, which integrates the conceptual, empirical, and evidence-based threads of mental health as an area of study, research, and practice. It approaches mental health from two perspectives - firstly as a positive state of well-being and personal and social functioning and secondly as psychological difference or abnormality in its social context.

Mental Health and Mental Disorder in Social Context
Mental health and mental disorder in social context
Editors' Introduction

The first chapter is written by a medical geneticist, Angus Clarke. As will be clearer in later chapters (see Thomas and Bentall in Section 2) bio-reductionism remains a recurring point of contention and grievance for social scientists studying mental ...

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