MARCH+2+SOCIAL+THEORY

MARCH+2+SOCIAL+THEORY - BASIC ASSUMPTIONS 1. EXTERNAL...

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BASIC ASSUMPTIONS 1. EXTERNAL environment leads to mental conditions Life events, chronic strains, social roles
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Yearly rates of severe events and depression in six population (Brown 1998 -45 -35 -25 -15 -5 5 15 25 35 45 55 65 75 85 95 Rate per 100 women 87 31 21 11 8 0 30.0 15.1 10.3 10.6 11.0 2.4 Zimbabwe London Bilbao Outer Hebrides Spanish rural Basque rural Severe events Case depression . Stressful Life Events and Rates of Depression
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ASSUMPTIONS (CONT.) 2. Current environment most important 3. Groups have different exposure to stressors and resulting rates of disorder 4. Focus on community populations not clinical cases
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I. DURKHEIM SUICIDE (1897) Suicide rates vary systematically with social conditions
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TYPES OF SUICIDE 1. Lack of connection to social groups and meaning systems – egoistic and altruistic 2. Lack of constraint over behavior – anomic (fatalistic) Focus on social factors – countries, groups, etc.
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II. MILITARY PSYCHIATRY Lessons of WWI Huge number of psychiatric casualties Led to prescreening of all draftees in WWII
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