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Mental Illness as a Social Construct
This paper explores the extent to which "mental illness" is a social construct.
# 125172 | 250 words | 2 sources | APA | 2008 | US
Published on Dec 01, 2008 in Psychology (Disorders) , Sociology (General)


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This paper answers the following question: To what extent do you think "mental illness" is a social construct? In other words, to what extent do societal norms (as opposed to medical science) define mental illness and wellness?

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"This paper answers the following question: To what extent do you think mental illness is a social construct? In other words, to what extent do societal norms, as opposed to medical science, define mental illness and wellness? As noted by Dixit, there can be little doubt that the concept of 'mental illness' is closely related to the values of society and to sociocultural knowledge, it is for this reason that ideas about who is mentally ill and how to treat them differ..."

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Mental Illness as a Social Construct (2008, December 01) Retrieved September 18, 2020, from https://www.academon.com/term-paper/mental-illness-as-a-social-construct-125172/

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"Mental Illness as a Social Construct" 01 December 2008. Web. 18 September. 2020. <https://www.academon.com/term-paper/mental-illness-as-a-social-construct-125172/>

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