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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.

Danger and Diagnosed Mental Disorder
Danger and diagnosed mental disorder
DavidPilgrim
AnneRogers
Introduction

This chapter deals with a contentious and ambiguous topic. It is contentious because when mental disorder has been deemed to be a recurring source of danger, it has provoked extensive debates about evidence and prejudice. It is ambiguous because the commonly held belief, which ...

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