• Summary
  • Contents
  • 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.

Clinical and Policy Topics
Clinical and policy topics
Editors' Introduction

In this section of the book discussions of the general social context addressed earlier will shift to a clinical and policy focus. Phil Thomas examines the strong biomedical tradition, when madness has been considered in the recent past. He does this by focusing ...

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