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Inequalities in Mental Health: models and explanations

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There is a widely held, and influential view, that there is a causal relationship between mental ill-health and social deprivation. This article discusses these views from genetic and sociological perspectives. The main thrust of the argument is that consideration of these various views develops understanding of the similarities and differences between sociological and medical approaches to mental illness. Acknowledging the importance of all these views requires an unprecedented integration of medical and sociological approaches to mental illness.

Comunmente se cree que hay una relación causal entre la falta de salud mental y los sectores sociales más necesitados. Este artículo discute este argumento desde perspectivas genéticas y sociológicas. Se arguye que es necesario considerar las distintas visiones del problema para desarrollar una mejor comprensión de las similaridades y diferencias entre acercamientos sociológicos y médicos a las enfermedades mentales. Reconocer la importancia de todos estos acercamientos requiere una integración sin precedentes de acercamientos sociológicos y médicos a las enfermedades mentales.

Selon une opinion répandue et influente, il existe une relation causale entre maladie mentale et privation sociale. Cet article discute ces opinions d'un point de vue sociologique et génétique. L'idée maîtresse de l'argument est que l'étude de ces diverses opinions aide à mieux comprendre les similarités et les différences entre les approches médicales et sociologiques des maladies mentales. Reconnaître l'importance de chacune d'elles nécessite une intégration sans précédent d'approches sociologiques et médicales des maladies mentales.
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Document Type: Research Article

Publication date: January 1, 1999

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