The 10th 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 has been added
-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
William C. Cockerham received his Ph.D. from the University of California at Berkeley and is Distinguished Professor and Chair of Sociology at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. He holds secondary appointments in medicine and public health and is recipient of the UAB Connors Prize in the History of Ideas and the Ireland Award for Distinguished Scholarship. He is past President of the Research Committee on Health Sociology of the International Sociological Association and formerly on the Editorial Board of the American Sociological Review. Currently, he is on the Editorial Boards of Social Currents and Society and Mental Health. Dr. Cockerham has published numerous peer-reviewed papers in academic journals and is author or editor of seventeen books. His most recent books from Routledge include Medical Sociology, Thirteenth Edition (2015)