Space, Place and Mental Health

Space, Place and Mental Health

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.

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: eBook
File size: 7 MB

About the Author

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

Table of Contents

List of Figures, List of Boxes, Foreword, Acknowledgements, 1. Mens Sana in Corpore Sano? Introduction to Geographical Perspectives on Health of the Mind and the Body, 2. ‘Virtuous Landscapes’: Therapeutic Material Settings, 3. Material Hazards and Risks for Mental Health, 4. Resilience, Social Capital and Social Integration, 5. Anomie, Status Anxiety and Fear: Socio-spatial Relations and Mental Ill-health, 6. Dreamscapes and Imagined Spaces: The Meaning of Place for Identity, Spirituality and Mental Health, 7. Post-asylum Geographies of Mental Health Care: Spaces for Therapy and Treatment, 8. Place, Space and Population Mental Health, Bibliography, Index
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