The Social Determinants of Mental Health By Michael T., M.D. Compton, Ruth S. Shim
2015 | 425 Pages | ISBN: 1585624772 | PDF | 1 MB
provides a foundation of knowledge on the social determinants of mental health for clinical and policy decision making, with a goal to improve the mental health of individuals across diverse communities. The basic premise of this concise book is that society plays a prominent role in creating and shaping mental illnesses and thus is in a position to improve mental health and reduce risk for mental illnesses. Where an individual, family, community, or society is located on the continuum from health and wellness to illness and infirmity is multidetermined. Although genetic influences and biological constitution are key drivers of health and wellness, the contexts of the individual, family, community, and society are also crucial. provides psychiatrists, psychologists, trainees, medical students, policymakers, and allied mental health professionals with practical information in an accessible format for incorporating social and environmental determinants of mental health into practice and policy decision making, empowering them to act to build a culture of positive mental health.
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