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Common Mental Health Problems

Common Mental Health Problems

Four Volume Set
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October 2015 | 1 280 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd

This four-volume Major Work compiles literature which deals with conditions that - in recent parlance in Western societies – have come to be labelled as ‘common mental health problems’. The articles within these volumes explore the causes and understandings and prevention and treatment of mental health problems, drawing upon philosophical, conceptual, historical and empirical discussions of fear and sadness. The set focuses on ontology (what exactly is a ‘common mental health problem’?), as well as diverse views about epistemology. These include different perspectives about how misery in its various forms in recent times in the West has been turned into a set of medical conditions and the different forms of favoured knowledge developed by both clinical and non-clinical researchers.


This collection offers a broad and inclusive view of the field, providing depth and breadth for the reader and a comprehensive and nuanced account of a highly contested field.


Volume One: Misery Across Time and Place

Volume Two: Medical Approaches to Common Mental Health Problems

Volume Three: Psychological Approaches to Common Mental Health Problems

Volume Four: The Social Context of Common Mental Health Problems

Melancholia and Depression during the 19th Century: A Conceptual History

G.E. Berrios
Neurosis, Psychodynamics and DSM-III: A History of the Controversy

R. Bayer and R. Spitzer
DSM-III and the Transformation of American Psychiatry: A History

Mitchell Wilson
A Comparison of DSM-IV and DSM-5 Panel Members’ Financial Associations with Industry: A Pernicious Problem Persists

Lisa Cosgrove and Sheldon Krimsky
Grand Challenges in Global Mental Health

Pamela Collins, Vikram Patel, Sarah Joestl, Dana March, Thomas Insel and Abdallah Daar
Selfhood and Identity in Confucianism, Taoism, Buddhism and Hinduism: Contrasts with the West

David Ho
Maps, Models and Narratives: The Ways People Talk about Depression

Renata Kokanovic, Ella Butler, Hariz Halilovich, Victoria Palmer, Frances Griffiths, Christopher Dowrick and Jane Gunn
Culture, Relativism and the Expression of Mental Distress: South Asian Women in Britain

Steve Fenton and Azra Sadiq-Sangster
Culture and Mental Health: An Overview

A. Marsella
Universal Mental Health: Re-Evaluating the Call for Global Mental Health

Anindya Das and Mohan Rao
Development, Freedom, and Rising Happiness: A Global Perspective (1981–2007)

Ronald Inglehart, Roberto Foa, Christopher Peterson and Christian Welzel
The Tavistock Programme: The Government of Subjectivity and Social Life

Peter Miller and Nikolas Rose
Depression and Mental Health in Neoliberal Times: A Critical Analysis of Policy and Discourse

Katherine Teghtsoonian
Depressive Disorders in Europe: Prevalence Figures from the ODIN Study

J.L. Ayuso-Mateos et al.
Global Burden of Depression: The Intersection of Culture and Medicine

Jan Scott and Barbara Dickey
Should Uncomplicated Bereavement-related Depression Be Reclassified as a Disorder in DSM-5?

Jerome Wakefield
Neurosis Divisible?

P. Tyrer
The Failure of Diagnostic Psychiatry and Some Prospects of Scientific Progress Offered by Critical Realism

David Pilgrim
The Medicalisation of Misery: A Critical Realist Analysis of the Concept of Depression

David Pilgrim and Richard Bentall
The Uses of Naming and the Origin of the Myth of Mental Illness

Thomas Szasz
Prevalence, Severity and Comorbidity of Twelve-month DSM-IV Disorders in the National Comorbidity Survey Replication (NCSR)

Ronald Kessler, Wai Tat Chiu, Olga Demler and Ellen Walters
An Inventory for Measuring Depression

A.T. Beck et al.
The Structure of the Genetic and Environmental Risk Factors for Six Major Psychiatric Disorders in Women: Phobia, Generalized Anxiety Disorder, Panic Disorder, Bulimia, Major Depression, and Alcoholism

Kenneth Kendler, Ellen Walters, Michael Neale, Ronald Kessler, Andrew Heath and Lindon Eaves
Research into Putative Biological Mechanisms of Mental Disorders Has Been of No Value to Clinical Psychiatry

David Kingdon and Allan Young
Experiencing Depression, Experiencing the Depressed: The Separate Worlds of Patients and Doctors

Anne Rogers, Carl May and Dianne Oliver
Initial Severity and Antidepressant Benefits: A Meta-analysis of Data Submitted to the Food and Drug Administration

Irving Kirsch, Brett Deacon, Tania Huedo-Medina, Alan Scoboria, Thomas Moore and Blair Johnson
Medicalising Unhappiness: New Classification of Depression Risks More Patients Being Put on Drug Treatment from Which They Will Not Benefit

Christopher Dowrick and Allen Frances
Anatomy of an Epidemic: Psychiatric Drugs and the Astonishing Rise of Mental Illness in America

Robert Whitaker
What Is the Relationship between Diabetes and Depression? A Qualitative Meta-Synthesis of Patient Experience of Co-Morbidity

Linda Gask, Wendy Macdonald and Peter Bower
Should Global Burden of Disease Estimates Include Depression as a Risk Factor for Coronary Heart Disease?

Fiona Charlson, Nicholas Stapelberg, Amanda Baxter and Harvey Whiteford
The Association between Emotional Wellbeing and the Incidence of Stroke in Older Adults

Glenn Oster et al.
Mourning and Melancholia Revisited: Correspondences between Principles of Freudian Metapsychology and Empirical Findings in Neuropsychiatry

Robin Carhart-Harris, Helen Mayberg, Andrea Malizia and David Nutt
The Centrality of Personal Relationships in the Creation and Amelioration of Mental Health Problems: The Current Interdisciplinary Case

David Pilgrim, Anne Rogers and Richard Bentall
Mother-infant Separation in Monkeys

Billy Seay, Ernst Hansen and Harry Harlow
Psychopathology in a Large Cohort of Sexually Abused Children Followed up to 43 Years

Margaret Cutajar, Paul Mullen, James Ogloff, Stuart Thomas, David Wells and Josie Spataro
‘When Strangers Meet’: John Bowlby and Harry Harlow on Attachment Behaviour

Frank van Der Horst, Helen LeRoy and René van der Veer
Experimental Neuroses

Ivan Pavlov
Concerning Human and Animal Neuroses

Ivan Pavlov
A Dynamic Theory of Anxiety and Hysteria

H. Eysenck
Conditioned Emotional Reactions

John Watson and Rosalie Raynor
Psychotherapy by Reciprocal Inhibition

J. Wolpe
Moving beyond Cognitive Behaviour Therapy

Paul Gilbert
Heinz Kohut and Carl Rogers: A Timely Comparison

Edwin Kahn
The Origins of Attachment Theory: John Bowlby and Mary Ainsworth

Inge Bretherton
Technologies of the Self

Michel Foucault
The "Third Wave" Behavior Therapies in Context

Brandon Gaudiano
The Depression Report: A New Deal for Depression and Anxiety Disorders

Lord Layard et al.
The Effects of Psychotherapy: Negative Results Revisited

Allen Bergin
Negative Effects from Psychological Treatments: A Perspective

David Barlow
How to Define, Find and Classify Side Effects in Psychotherapy: From Unwanted Events to Adverse Treatment Reactions

Michael Linden
Socioeconomic Inequalities in Depression: A Meta-Analysis

V. Lorant, D. Dellège, W. Eaton, A. Robert, P. Phillppot and M. Ansseau
Social Inequalities in Depressive Symptoms and Physical Functioning in the Whitehall II Study: Exploring a Common Cause Explanation

S. Stansfeld, J. Head, R. Fuhrer, J. Wardle and V. Cattell
Psychosocial Work Environment and Mental Health – A Meta-analytic Review

Stephen Stansfeld and Bridget Candy
Poverty, Unemployment and Common Mental Health Disorders: Population Based Cohort Study

Scott Weich and Glyn Lewis
Debt and Depression: Causal Links and Social Norm Effects

John Gathergood
Job Insecurity and Psychological Well-Being: Review of the Literature and Exploration of Some Unresolved Issues

Hans De Witte
Area, Class and Health: Should We Be Focusing on Places or People?

Sally Macintyre, Sheila Maciver and Anne Sooman
Loss, Humiliation and Entrapment among Women Developing Depression: A Patient and Non-Patient Comparison

G.W. Brown, T.O. Harris and C. Hepworth
Gender and Depression in Men

Michael Addis
Racism, Psychosis and Common Mental Disorder among Ethnic Minority Groups in England

Saffron Karlsen, James Nazroo, Kwame McKenzie, Kamaldeep Bhui and Scott Weich
Social Origins of Depression in Old Age

Elaine Murphy
Exposure to Community Violence and Social Support as Predictors of Anxiety and Social and Emotional Behavior among African American Children

Hope Hill, Monique Levermore, James Twaite and Lauren Jones
Conceptual, Methodological, and Theoretical Problems in Studying Social Support as a Buffer against Life Stress

Peggy Thoits
Social Ties and Mental Health

Ichiro Kawachi and Lisa Berkman
Capital and Mental Health: A Multilevel Analysis

Tsuyoshi Hamano, Yoshikazu Fujisawa, Yu Ishida, S.V. Subramanian, Ichiro Kawachi and Kuninori Shiwaku