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Keith E Rice's Integrated SocioPsychology Blog & Pages

Aligning, integrating and applying the behavioural sciences

Mental Health

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These pages consider the concepts of mental health and mental illness and how they are classified from an Integrated SocioPsychology perspective. 2 specific mental health issues, Depression and stress, are dealt with in more detail.

Those who support the Integrated approach and are interested in such matters are invited to submit pieces for publication here as ‘guest features’ or ‘guest reports’. Please get in touch with your ideas via the Contact page.

What is Mental Illness?             09/05/19
Pages considering approaches to defining mental illness and some of the issues concerning the applicability of these approaches

On Being Sane in Insane Places
David Rosenhan’s classic 1973 study of pseudopatients gaining access to psychiatric wards and describing the conditions they experienced

Suicide?
Piece exploring the nature and causes of suicide, based in large part on Émile Durkheim’s classic study

Depression
Diagnosis of Depression
         30/04/19
Page outlining diagostic criteria for Clinical Depression and making the case for treatment

Can vMEMES cause Clinical Depression…?
Detailed discussion of the symptoms and causes of Major Depression, with a particular emphasis on the functioning of vMEMES and how that functioning can be related to mood

 Stress

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