ISBN : 9780198804949
Over the past fifty years we have seen an enormous demographic shift in the number of people migrating to urban areas, proliferated by factors such as industrialisation and globalisation. Urban migration has led to numerous societal stressors such as pollution, overcrowding, unemployment, and resource, which in turn has contributed to psychiatric disorders within urban spaces. Rates of mental illness, addictions, and violence are higher in urban areas and changes in social network systems and support have increased levels of social isolation and lack of social support.
Part of the Oxford Cultural Psychiatry series, Urban Mental Health brings together international perspectives on urbanisation, its impacts on mental health, the nature of the built environment,
and the dynamic nature of social engagement.
Containing 24 chapters on key topics such as research challenges, adolescent mental health, and suicides in cities, this resource provides a refreshing look at the challenges faced by clinicians and mental health care professionals today. Emphasis is placed on findings from low- and middle-income countries where expansion is rapid and resources limited bridging the gap in research findings.
1 Dinesh Bhugra, Antonio Ventriglio, and Joao Castaldelli-Maia: Introduction
2 Anthony M. Orum: Sociology and the Study of Cities
3 Layla McCay: Urban design and mental health
4 Debby Darmansjah,Gurvinder Kalra, Dinesh Bhugra: Globalisation and Urbanization
5 Antonio Ventriglio and Dinesh Bhugra: Internal Migration and internal boundaries
6 Peter Schofield: Why urban environments matter for refugee mental health
7 M. G. Carta and Dinesh Bhugra: Urbanization and mental health
8 Michael Krausz, V. Strehlau, Fiona Choi, Kerry L. Jang: Urbanization and marginalization
9 Jan Golembiewski: Neuroscience of mental illness in the city
10 Francesca Solmi and James B. Kirkbride: The Psychogenic City
11 Shuo Zhang, Vishal Bhavsar, and Dinesh Bhugra: Cross- Cultural Contact: psychosis and the city in modern life
12 Todd Litman: Research challenges
13 Jenny Roe and Alice Roe: Urban design for adolescent mental health
14 What has changed in the reported children s behavioral problems in Mexico City over a 13-year perioda
15 Santosh Chaturvedi and Narayana Manjunatha,: Common mental disorders in cities
16 Kairi Kolves, Victoria Ross, Diego de Leo: Suicide in cities
17 Dinesh Bhugra, Antonio Ventriglio: Sex in the city
18 Richard Bradlow, Neha Singh, Suraj Beloskar, Gurvinder Kalra: Gender and Sexual Minorities: Mental Health Issues in Urban Settings
19 Kerry L. Jang, Michael Krausz, Christopher Van Veen, and Michael Jae Song: A Tale of Two Cities: Urban Mental Health in Vancouver, Canada and New York City, U.S.A.
20 Layla McCay, Emily Suzuki and Anna Chang: A case study: urban design for mental health in Tokyo
21 Tod Litman: Urban Mental Health Strategies
22 Shubhada Maitra: Re-Conceptualising Urban Spaces: Towards Recovery and Reintegration of Women Living with Mental Disorders
23 Jed Boardman and Tom K. J. Craig: Work, worklessness and mental health.
24 Dinesh Bhugra, Antonio Ventriglio, Joao Castaldelli-Maia, and Layla McCay: Conclusions