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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.

Sociological Aspects of Substance Misuse
Sociological aspects of substance misuse

Drug use often occurs in concert with psychiatric morbidity: psychiatric morbidity may precipitate drug use; and harmful drug use, or dependence, or intoxication, or withdrawal may lead to psychiatric morbidity, including self-harm and suicide. Such co-morbidity has a poorer prognosis: drug users ...

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