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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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 WATERFT HEALTH  362.20422094 Mel/Sia  AVAILABLE
Description S15 pages, 230 pages ; 24 cm
Series Maudsley monographs, 0076-5465 ; no. 44
Maudsley monographs. 0076-5465 ; no. 44
Contents Summary / David Melzer, Tom Fryers and Rachel Jenkins -- Report 1. A Systematic Literature Review / Tom Fryers, David Melzer, Brenda McWilliams and Rachel Jenkins -- Report 2. Quantifying Associations Between Social Position and the Common Mental Disorders in Britain / David Melzer, Tom Fryers, Brenda McWilliams and Rachel Jenkins -- 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. Literature on large-scale population studies is considered, and the First British National Household Survey of Psychiatric Disorder is further examined. The findings and recommendations for targeting resources will have implications for mental health professionals and policy makers."--BOOK JACKET
Notes "October 2002."
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Poor -- Mental health -- Great Britain.
Psychiatric epidemiology -- Great Britain.
Social medicine -- Great Britain.
Neurotic Disorders -- epidemiology.
Socioeconomic Factors.
United Kingdom.
Author Fryers, Tom.
Jenkins, Rachel.
Melzer, David.
LC no. 2003013932
ISBN 1841693855 (hbk. : alk. paper)