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SPECIAL PERMISSIONS See me after class
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THREE PARTS OF COURSE Types and theories of mental illness Social correlates of mental health and illness Mental health systems, policies, and treatments
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TYPES Most severe – Schizophrenia and Bipolar Most widespread – Depression, Anxiety, PTSD Deviant behavior – substance abuse, ADHD Boundaries with normality
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THEORIES OF MENTAL DISORDER Psychological Biological Sociological
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SOCIAL CORRELATES Social Class Ethnicity Gender Marital status Age/Life course
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FOR EACH SOCIAL TRAIT Rates of mental health and illness Types of mental disorder Attitudes toward use of mental health services
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MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES Decline of public mental hospitals Rise of community treatment What programs and therapies are
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Unformatted text preview: effective and problems they face • Medications • Mental illness and criminal justice system TEXTS • Scheid and Brown reader • Jamison – An Unquiet Mind • Sheehan – Is There No Place on Eart for Me? • SAKAI readings REQUIREMENTS • Three hourly exams • Each 30% of grade • Not cumulative • Mostly multiple choice, short answer • Make-ups only with Dean’s excuse • One paper (10%) – apply social concepts to own experience ATTENDANCE • Not taken • Slides on SAKAI • Very advisable to attend – class material will be on exams • No extra-credit assignments! • Sections (Tuesday sections don’t meet today) STAY HERE IF: • You need special permission...
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This note was uploaded on 11/20/2011 for the course SOCIOLOGY 920:307 taught by Professor Horwitz during the Spring '10 term at Rutgers.

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