Social Determinants and Mental Health


Sabine Bährer-Kohler (Editor)
Director of the International Psychogeriatric Assocation, Lecturer at the University of Applied Science, Bern, Switzerland

Series: Psychology Research Progress, Mental Illnesses and Treatments
BISAC: PSY031000

Mental health and mental illness are many-faceted and related to social, psychological and biological factors. In this context, the aspect of the social determinants of health is perhaps the most complex and challenging of all. The term ‘social determinants of health’ describes the conditions in which people are born, grow up, live, work and age, which includes the health system. This book is dedicated to these complex and continually varying determinants, keeping in mind that as early as 2005 the WHO instituted a commission to deal with the social determinants of health. The substance of this book is a discourse about health and, more particularly, mental health. (Imprint: Nova)

Table of Contents

Table of Contents

1. Social determinants and mental health
(Sabine Bährer-Kohler)pp.1-8

2. Social determinants and mental health- an international perspective
(Gary Bailey)pp.9-14

3. The present and future importance of social determinants, aspects of political implementation
(Silvia Schenker)pp.15-18

4. Psychosocial determinants and mental health
(Eliane Jurkoswki)pp.19-36

5. Discrimination and mental health
(Urs Kalbermatten) pp.37-48

6. Social capital and mental health
(Alexandrina Petrova Stoyanova, Luis Diaz-Serrano)pp.49-64

7. Social participation and mental health
(Francisco Javier Carod-Artal)pp.65-72

8. Social networks and mental health
(Hui-Ching Wu, I-Chan Tang) pp.73-82

9. Social support and mental health
(Ignat Petrov)pp.83-102

10. Service utilization and mental health: the facts
(Richard Uwakwe)pp.103-116

11. Housing, homelessness and mental health
(Sabine Bährer-Kohler)pp.117-128

12. Residential situations and mental health- nursing homes and mental health
(David Conn) pp.129-140

13. Socioeconomic factors and mental healthcare
(Patryk Piotrowski)pp.141-154

14. Nutrition and mental health
(Joanna Wyka) pp.155-168

15. Rural communities and mental health
(Sarah Melinda Dobie Buila, Terry Shirley, Elaine Jurkoswki)pp.169-182

16. Life span-perspective- child mental health- socioeconomic inequalities and family resources
(Simone Gonçalves de Assis, Renata Pires Pesce, Raquel de Vasconcelos Carvalhaes de Oliveira, Joviana Quintes Avanci)pp.183-194

17. Life span-perspective- between risk and protection: social influences on adolescents’ mental health
(Bernd Dollinger, Henning Schmidt-Semisch) pp.195-202

18. Life span-perspective- social determinants of health and promotion of mental health in old age
(Carlos Augusto de Mendonça Lima)pp.203-214

19. Life span-perspective- importance of social determinants to the elderly. The case of the super-aged society of Japan
(Masatoshi Takeda)pp.215-224

20. Life span-perspective-Loneliness in older persons: correlates and outcomes
(Jiska Cohen-Mansfield) pp.225-236

21. Prevention and mental health
(Anandamandiram Ramakrishnan)pp.237-248

22. Self management and mental health
(Henrike Wolf)pp.249-262

23. Conclusion
(Sabine Bährer-Kohler)pp.263-264

Index pp.265-283

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