The tenth edition of Sociology of Mental Disorder presents the major issues and research findings on the influence of race, social class, gender, and age on the incidence and prevalence of mental disorder. The text also examines the institutions that help those with mental disorders, mental health law, and public policy.

Many important updates are new to this edition:

-More first-person accounts of individuals who suffer from mental illness are included.

-The new DSM-5 is now thoroughly covered along with the controversy surrounding it.

-A new section on on social class and its components.

-Updated assessment of the relationship between mental health and gender.

- A revised and in-depth discussion of mental health and race.

-New material on public policy, mental disorder, and the Affordable Health Care Act.

-Updates of research and citations throughout.

chapter 1|28 pages

The Problem of Mental Disorder

chapter 5|25 pages

Mental Disorder as Deviant Social Behavior

chapter 6|13 pages

Mental Disorder: Social Epidemiology

chapter 7|18 pages

Mental Disorder: Social Class

chapter 12|24 pages

The Mental Hospital Patient

chapter 13|17 pages

Residing in the Community

chapter 14|21 pages

Community Care and Public Policy

chapter 15|28 pages

Mental Disorder and the Law