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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 the Emotions
Sociological aspects of the emotions

As Rogers and Pilgrim (1998, 2005) have consistently emphasized, the manifestation of emotional distress is endemic across all cultures, although interpretation and responses may vary widely. Across most of so-called ‘western’ society, madness and emotional instability have always aroused ...

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