The most authoritative evidence-based approach to mental health policy and design.
Rooted in research findings that support an evidence-based orientation to treatment and recovery, the sixth edition of Mental Health and Social Policy takes a multidisciplinary approach to mental health and social policy. It examines the nature, origins, distribution, and consequences of disorders, while detailing information on the services, programs, and social policies that have been developed to assist people with mental health problems.
Upon completing this book, readers will be able to:
- Understand the nature, origins, distribution and consequences of mental disorders.
- Examine the services, programs, and social policies developed to assist people with mental health problems.
About the Author
David Mechanic, Ph.D. is the René Dubos University Professor of Behavioral Sciences and Director of the Institute for Health, Health Care Policy, and Aging Research at Rutgers University. He holds faculty appointments in the School of Social Work and in the departments of sociology, psychology and psychiatry.
Donna D. McAlpine, PhD., is an Associate Professor of Public Health in the Division of Health Services Research & Policy at the University of Minnesota where she is the director of the MPH program in Public Health Administration and Policy. She received her doctorate in sociology from Rutgers University with a focus on medical sociology.
David A. Rochefort, Ph.D., is Arts and Sciences Distinguished Professor of Political Science at Northeastern University where he teaches courses on U.S. Health and Welfare Policy, Public Policy Analysis, Political Language, and Quantitative Techniques.