Academic journal article Alcoholism and Psychiatry Research

Social and Community Psychiatry, towards a Critical, Patient-Oriented Approach

Academic journal article Alcoholism and Psychiatry Research

Social and Community Psychiatry, towards a Critical, Patient-Oriented Approach

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Title: Social and Community Psychiatry, Towards a Critical, Patient-Oriented Approach Editor: Stelios Stylianidis ISBN: 978-3-319-28614-3 eBook ISBN: ISBN 978-3-319-28616-7 DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-28616-7 Publisher: Springer International Publishing Number of pages: XXI, 518

Social and community psychiatry is edited by Stelios Stylianidis, a leading expert in the field of social psychiatry. This book is a result of collaboration of professor Stelios Stylianidis with his colleagues and it gives a comprehensive and critical overview of social psychiatry and mental health primarily in Greece and then in other countries of Europe. The book starts with introduction in which the reader gets the idea what is social psychiatry and how complex and important its role is for individual's mental health. Besides that it gives a specific data on situation in European countries concerning mental health problems. The book is divided into four parts. Part one gives a historical overview of the psychiatry and mental health from the age of asylums to the modern days. It brings a philosophical and sociological background of social psychiatry and the authors also explain psychiatric epidemiology and how it applies to social psychiatry. …

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