Sociological issues in the conceptualization of mental illness.

  title={Sociological issues in the conceptualization of mental illness.},
  author={B Symonds},
  journal={Journal of advanced nursing},
  volume={16 12},
  • B Symonds
  • Published 1991 in Journal of advanced nursing
This paper explores the conceptual knowledge base underpinning 'mental illness type behaviour' and offers a sociological and philosophical perspective. The role of values in concepts of health and illness is presented as widespread not only within psychiatry, but also in regard to general/physical health. The controversial nature of the psychiatric… CONTINUE READING