Mental Health & Illness
Here is an alphabetical listing of books that are relevant to medical sociology, medical anthropology, and related topics. Each entry includes the title of the book, name of series (if applicable), publication year, author or authors, and publisher.
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Abject relations: Everyday worlds of anorexia (Studies in medical anthropology series) | 2010 | Warin, M. | Rutgers Univ.
Anthropological approaches to psychological medicine: Crossing bridges | 2000 | Skultans, V. & Cox, J. L. | Jessica Kingsley
Antipsychiatry: Quackery squared | 2009 | Szasz, T. S. | Syracuse Univ.
Bipolar expeditions: Mania and depression in American culture | 2007 | Martin, E. | Princeton Univ.
Classifying madness: A philosophical examination of the Diagnostic Manual of Mental Disorders (Philosophy and medicine series, vol. 86) | 2005 | Cooper, R. V. | Springer
Communication: The social matrix of psychiatry | 2006 | Ruesch, J. & Bateson, G. | Transaction
Connection gap: Why Americans feel so alone | 2001 | Pappano, L. | Rutgers Univ.
Creating mental illness | 2002 | Horwitz, A. V. | Univ. Chicago
Culture and conflict in child and adolescent mental health | 2008 | Garralda, M. E. | Rowman Littlefield
Cultural psychiatry and medical anthropology: An introduction and reader | 2001 | Littlewood, R. & Dein, S. | Continuum
De-medicalizing misery: Psychiatry, psychology, and the human condition | 2011 | Rapley, M., Moncrieff, J., & Dillon, J. | Palgrave Macmillan
Dementia studies: A social science perspective | 2009 | Innes, A. | Sage
Depression in Japan: Psychiatric cures for a society in distress | 2011 | Kitanaka, J. | Princeton Univ.
Depression: Integrating science, culture, and humanities (Integrating science and culture series) | 2011 | Lewis, B. | Routledge
Eating disorders: Anatomy of a social epidemic (2nd ed.) | 2000 | Gordon, R. | Wiley Blackwell
Emotions as biocultural processes | 2008 | Röttger-Rössler, B. & Markowitsch, H. J. | Springer
Empathy and healing: Essays in medical and narrative anthropology | 2008 | Skultans, V. | Berghahn
False alarm: The truth about the epidemic of fear | 2005 | Siegel, M. | Wiley Blackwell
Fragmented intimacy: Addiction in a social world | 2007 | Adams, P. J. | Springer
Genes, memes, culture, and mental illness: Toward an integrative model | 2010 | Leigh, H. | Springer
German patient: Crisis and recovery in postwar culture (Social history, popular culture, and politics in Germany series) | 2008 | Kapczynski, J. M. | Univ. Michigan
Global perspectives on mental-physical comorbidity in the WHO World Mental Health Surveys | 2009 | von Korff, M. R., Scott, K. M., & Gureje, O. | Cambridge Univ.
Handbook for the study of mental health: Social contexts, theories, and systems (2nd ed.) | 2009 | Scheid, T. L. & Brown, T. N. | Cambridge Univ.
Handbook of Chicana/o psychology and mental health | 2004 | Velásquez, R. J., Arellano, L. M., & McNeill, B. | Routledge
Handbook of the sociology of mental health (Handbooks of sociology and social research series) | 1999 | Aneshensel, C. S. & Phelan, J. C. | Springer
Latah in Southeast Asia: The history and ethnography of a culture-bound syndrome (Publications of the Society for Psychological Anthropology series) | 2008 | Winzeler, R. L. | Cambridge Univ.
Mental health in a multi-ethnic society: A multidisciplinary handbook (2nd ed.) | 2008 | Fernando, S. & Keating, F. | Routledge
Mental health, social mirror | 2007 | Avison, W. R., McLeod, J. D., & Pescosolido, B. A. | Springer
Noonday demon: An atlas of depression | 2001 | Solomon, A. | Simon & Schuster
Out of her mind: Women writing on madness (Modern library series) | 2000 | Shannonhouse, R. | Random House
Pathologies of the West: An anthology of mental illness in Europe and America | 2002 | Littlewood, R. | Cornell Univ.
Pathology and the postmodern: Mental illness as discourse and experience (Psychopathology series) | 2000 | Fee, D. | Sage
Power of belief: Psychological influence on illness, disability, and medicine | 2006 | Halligan, P. & Aylward, M. | Oxford Univ.
Racism and mental health: Prejudice and suffering | 2002 | Bhui, K. | Jessica Kingsley
Rethinking the sociology of mental health | 2001 | Busfield, J. | Wiley Blackwell
Social causes of psychological distress (Social institutions and social change series, 2nd ed.) 2003 | Mirowsky, J. & Ross, C. E. | Transaction
Social control of mental illness (Foundations of sociology series) | 2002 (reprint from 1982) | Horwitz, A. V. | Eliot Werner
Sociology of mental health and illness (4th ed.) | 2010 | Rogers, A. & Pilgrim, D. | McGraw Hill
Sociology of mental illness (2nd ed.) | 2004 | Tausig, M., Michello, J., & Subedi, S. | Prentice Hall
Sociology of mental illness (4th ed.) | 2001 | Gallagher, B. J. | Prentice Hall
Sociology of mental illness: A comprehensive reader | 2009 | McLeod, J. D. & Wright, E. R. | Oxford Univ.
Sociology of mental disorder (8th ed.) | 2010 | Cockerham, W. C. | Prentice Hall
Special scar: The experiences of people bereaved by suicide (2nd ed.) | 2001 | Wertheimer, A. | Routledge
Suicide among racial and ethnic minority groups: Theory, research, and practice (Death, dying, and bereavement series) | 2007 | Leong, F. T. L. & Leach, M. M. | Routledge
Suicide: Global perspectives from the WHO World Mental Health Surveys | 2012 | Nock, M. K., Borges, G., & Ono, Y. | Cambridge Univ.
Tie a knot and hang on: Providing mental health care in a turbulent environment (Social institutions and social change series) | 2004 | Scheid, T. L. | Transaction
Voices from the inside: Readings on the experiences of mental illness | 2009 | Karp, D. A. & Sisson, G. E. | Oxford Univ.
Warning: Psychiatry can be hazardous to your mental health | 2004 | Glasser, W. | HarperCollins
WHO World Mental Health Surveys: Global perspectives on the epidemiology of mental disorders | 2008 | Kessler, R. C. & Ustun, T. B. | Cambridge Univ.
Worlds of psychotic people: Wanderers, bricoleurs, and strategists | 2004 | van Dongen, E. | Routledge
Work and mental health in social context (Social disparities in health and healthcare series) | 2011 | Tausig, M. & Fenwick, R. | Springer
Work stress: The making of a modern epidemic | 2002 | Wainwright, D. & Calnan, M. | McGraw Hill