The Palgrave Handbook of Sociocultural Perspectives on Global Mental Health

Editors: White, Ross G., Jain, Sumeet and Orr, David M.R.
Publication Year: 2017
Publisher: Macmillan Publishers Ltd

Single-User Purchase Price: $135.00
Unlimited-User Purchase Price: $202.50
ISBN: 978-1-137-39509-2
Category: Social Sciences - Sociology
Image Count: 23
Book Status: Available
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This handbook incisively explores challenges and opportunities that exist in efforts aimed at addressing inequities in mental health provision across the globe. Drawing on various disciplines across the humanities, psychology, and social sciences it charts the emergence of Global Mental Health as a field of study.

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Table of Contents

  • List of Figures
  • List of Tables
  • Notes on Contributors
  • 1 Situating Global Mental Health: Sociocultural Perspectives - Ross G. White, David M. R. Orr, Ursula M. Read and Sumeet Jain
  • Part I Mental Health Across the Globe: Conceptual Perspectives from Social Science and the Humanities
  • 2 Occupying Space: Mental Health Geography and Global Directions - Cheryl McGeachan and Chris Philo
  • 3 Cross-Cultural Psychiatry and Validity in DSM-5 - Tim Thornton
  • 4 Historical Reflections on Mental Health and Illness: India, Japan, and the West - Christopher Harding
  • 5 Reflecting on the Medicalization of Distress - Gavin Miller
  • 6 Diverse Approaches to Recovery from Severe Mental Illness - Heather M. Aldersey, Ademola B. Adeponle and Robert Whitley
  • 7 Positive Mental Health and Wellbeing - Sarah C. White and Carola Eyber
  • 8 Global Mental Health and Psychopharmacology in Precarious Ecologies: Anthropological Considerations for Engagement and Efficacy - Janis H. Jenkins and Ellen Kozelka
  • 9 Commentary on ‘Mental Health Across the Globe: Conceptual Perspectives from Social Science and the Humanities’ Section - Duncan Pedersen
  • Part II Globalising Mental Health: Challenges and New Visions
  • 10 ‘Global Mental Health Spreads Like Bush Fire in the Global South’: Efforts to Scale Up Mental Health Services in Lowand Middle-Income Countries - China Mills and Ross G. White
  • 11 Community Mental Health Competencies: A New Vision for Global Mental Health - Rochelle Burgess and Kaaren Mathias
  • 12 Three Challenges to a Life Course Approach in Global Mental Health: Epistemic Violence, Temporality and Forced Migration - Charles Watters
  • 13 Addressing Mental Health-related Stigma in a Global Context - Ross G. White, Padmavati Ramachandran and Shuba Kumar
  • 14 The Effects of Societal Violence in War and Post-War Contexts - Hanna Kienzler and Peter Locke
  • 15 Medical Pluralism and Global Mental Health - David M. R. Orr and Serena Bindi
  • 16 Mental Health Law in a Global Context - Jill Stavert
  • 17 Suicide in Low- and Middle-Income Countries - Baffour Boaten Boahen-Boaten, Ross G. White and Rory. C. O'Connor
  • 18 Anthropology and Global Mental Health: Depth, Breadth, and Relevance - Catherine Panter-Brick and Mark Eggerman
  • 19 A Multidimensional Approach to Poverty: Implications for Global Mental Health - Jean-Francois Trani and Parul Bakhshi
  • 20 Balancing the Local and the Global: Commentary on ‘Globalizing Mental Health: Challenges and New Visions’ Section - Crick Lund
  • Part III Case Studies of Innovative Practice and Policy
  • 21 BasicNeeds: Scaling Up Mental Health and Development - Chris Underhill, Shoba Raja and Sebastian Farquhar
  • 22 Voices from the Field: A Cambodian-led Approach to Mental Health - Lucy Gamble
  • 23 Synthesising Global and Local Knowledge for the Development of Maternal Mental Health Care: Two Cases from South Africa - Sara Cooper, Simone Honikman, Ingrid Meintjes and Mark Tomlinson
  • 24 Towards School-Based Interventions for Mental Health in Nigeria - Bolanle Ola and Olayinka Atilola
  • 25 A Family-Based Intervention for People with a Psychotic Disorder in Nicaragua - Rimke van der Geest
  • 26 The Distress of Makutu: Some Cultural–Clinical Considerations of Māori Witchcraft - Ingo Lambrecht
  • 27 Engaging Indigenous People in Mental Health Services in Australia - Timothy A. Carey and Dennis R. McDermott
  • 28 Language, Measurement, and Structural Violence: Global Mental Health Case Studies from Haiti and the Dominican Republic - Hunter M. Keys and Bonnie N. Kaiser
  • 29 Taking the Psychiatrist to School: The Development of a Dream-A-World Cultural Therapy Program for Behaviorally Disturbed and Academically Underperforming Primary School Children in Jamaica - Frederick W. Hickling
  • 30 Brain Gain in Uganda: A Case Study of Peer Working as an Adjunct to Statutory Mental Health Care in a Low-Income Country - Cerdic Hall, David Baillie, David Basangwa and Joseph Atukunda
  • 31 commit and act in Sierra Leone - Corinna Stewart, Beate Ebert and Hannah Bockarie
  • 32 Globalisation of Pesticide Ingestion in Suicides: An Overview from a Deltaic Region of a Middle-Income Nation, India - Sohini Banerjee and Arabinda N. Chowdhury
  • 33 Mapping Difficult Terrains: The Writing of Policy on Mental Health - Alok Sarin and Sanjeev Jain
  • 34 Mental Health in Primary Health Care: The Karuna Trust Experience - N. S. Prashanth, V. S. Sridharan, Tanya Seshadri, H. Sudarshan, K. V. Kishore Kumar and R. Srinivasa Murthy
  • 35 Iswar Sankalpa: Experience with the Homeless Persons with Mental Illness - Debashis Chatterjee and Sarbani Das Roy
  • 36 Commentary on ‘Case Studies of Innovative Practice and Policy’ Section - Rachel Tribe