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Title Mental health and illness in the city / Niels Okkels, Christina Blanner Kristiansen, Povl Munk-Jørgensen, editors ; with a special contribution by D. Goldberg and G. Thornicroft.

Published Singapore : Springer, [2017]


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Physical description 1 online resource (xxi, 489 pages) : 15 illustrations, 10 illustrations in color.
Series Mental Health and Illness Worldwide, 2511-8323
Mental health and illness worldwide, 2511-8323
Springer Behavioral Science and Psychology eBooks 2017 English+International
Contents Tentative Table of Contents -- Prevalence of mental disorders in cities worldwide -- Positive factors for mental health promotion, prevention and treatment in city settings -- City planning, neighborhoods and mental health -- Green environment and mental health in the city. (Author: Kua Ee Heok). -- Ghettoes, cultural groupings and mental disorders -- Slums and economic disparities in mental health -- Failure of community care in large cities and urban slums -- The challenges of growing cities to mental health services -- Cultural diversity and mental health -- Institutions -- prisons and asylums and the deinstitutionalization -- Homelessness and challenges of community care -- Mental health, crime and illicit drug use -- Terrorism and psychiatry -- Racism, stigma and religion in mental health. -- Loneliness and single person households -- Mental disorders in rapidly growing cities -- Future perspectives.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Summary This book highlights a broad range of issues on mental health and illness in large cities. It presents the epidemiology of mental disorders in cities, cultural issues of urban mental health care, and community care in large cities and urban slums. It also includes chapters on homelessness, crime and racism - problems that are increasingly prevalent in many cities world wide. Finally, it looks at the increasing challenges of mental disorders in rapidly growing cities. The book is aimed at an international audience and includes contributions from clinicians and researchers worldwide.
Other author Okkels, Niels, editor.
Kristiansen, Christina Blanner, editor.
Munk-Jørgensen, Povl, editor.
SpringerLink issuing body.
Subject City dwellers -- Mental health.
Urban minorities -- Mental health.
Homeless persons -- Mental health.
Electronic books.
Electronic books.
ISBN 9789811023279
9789811023262 (print and electronic bundle)
9811023263 (print and electronic bundle)
Standard Number 10.1007/978-981-10-2327-9