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Title Social inequalities and the distribution of the common mental disorders / edited by David Melzer, Tom Fryers, Rachel Jenkins
Published Hove, East Sussex : Psychology Press ; New York : Taylor & Francis, 2004
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Description 1 online resource (15, 230 pages) : illustrations
Series Maudsley monographs, 0076-5465 ; no. 44
Maudsley monographs ; no. 44. 0076-5465
Contents Report 1 : a systematic literature review / Tom Fryers [and others] -- Report 2 : quantifying associations between social position and the common mental disorders in Britain / David Melzer [and others] -- Report 3 : ethnicity and the common mental disorders / Ajit Shah
Summary Social inequalities are established features of the distribution of physical disease in the UK and many other developed countries. In most physical diseases, a clear trend of poorer health is evident with each step down the hierarchy of social position. By contrast, the nature of the links between social position and mental illness in the general population has appeared less clear. This lack of clarity is problematic, as mental disorders are major causes of disability, especially in adults of working age. Social Inequalities and the Distribution of the Common Mental Disorders presents in-depth and up-to-date research, looking at the links between social position, ethnicity and mental health. Its findings will have implications for mental health professionals and policy makers
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Neurotic Disorders -- epidemiology.
Socioeconomic Factors.
Poor -- Mental health -- Great Britain
Psychiatric epidemiology -- Great Britain
Social medicine -- Great Britain.
MEDICAL -- Mental Health.
PSYCHOLOGY -- Mental Health.
PSYCHOLOGY -- Mental Illness.
Poor -- Mental health.
Psychiatric epidemiology.
Social medicine.
United Kingdom.
Great Britain.
Form Electronic book
Author Fryers, Tom.
Jenkins, Rachel.
Melzer, David.
ISBN 0203496205