Space, Place and Mental Health

Space, Place and Mental Health

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How and why does the social and physical environment matter for mental health and psychological wellbeing in human populations?
In this book, this question is examined from a number of different points of view, but with a particular emphasis on ideas and research from health geography. It shows that health geography makes a distinctive focus on the interactions between people and their social and physical environment, and in the ways that it conceptualises space and place.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781409488644
Publisher: Ashgate Publishing Ltd
Publication date: 11/28/2012
Series: Ashgate's Geographies of Health series
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 7 MB

About the Author

Sarah Curtis is Professor of Geography at the University of Durham, UK

Table of Contents

Contents: Foreword; Mens sana in corpore sano? Introduction to geographical perspectives on health of the mind and body; 'Virtuous landscapes': therapeutic material settings; Material hazards and risks for mental health; Resilience, social capital and social integration; Anomie, status anxiety and fear: socio-spatial relations and mental ill-health; Dreamscapes and imagined spaces: the meaning of place for identity, spirituality and mental health; Post-asylum geographies of mental health care: spaces for therapy and treatment; Place, space and population mental health; Bibliography; Index.

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