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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.

Medicalization and Mental Health: The Critique of Medical Expansion, and a Consideration of How Markets, National States, and Citizens Matter
Medicalization and mental health: The critique of medical expansion, and a consideration of how markets, national states, and citizens matter
SigrunOlafsdottir
Introduction

Medical innovations and ideologies mirror societal developments and values. ...

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