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How do social factors affect standards of mental health and illness?
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Gronfein, William. 2010. “How Do Social Factors Affect Standards of Mental Health and Illness?”. TRAILS: Teaching Resources and Innovations Library for Sociology, May. Washington DC: American Sociological Association.


Conceptions of mental illness vary substantially from one perspective to another. For instance, some authors consider the presence of mental illness to make a qualitative difference between those who are afflicted and those who are not, while others argue, implicitly or explicitly, that mental illness and normality lie on a continuum, and that one need...

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