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Urban Mental Health (Oxford Cultural Psychiatry Series)
Edited by Dinesh Bhugra, Antonio Ventriglio, Joao Castaldelli-Maia, and Layla McCay
Oxford University Press / Hardcover / Aug 2019
9780198804949 (ISBN-10: 0198804946)
Psychiatry / Transcultural / Multicultural Issues
price: $71.50 (may be subject to change)
384 pages
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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.

About the Editors:

Professor Dinesh Bhugra is Emeritus Professor of Mental Health and Cultural Diversity at the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience at King's College London. Past President of the Royal College of Psychiatrists. President of the World Psychiatric Association for a three year term, 2014-2017. Non-Executive Director Tavistock and Portman NHS Foundation Trust (special interest in BAME needs and cultural mediation). Dr Antonio Ventriglio is a psychiatrist working at the Department of Mental Health, and Department of Clinical and Experimental Medicine, University of Foggia, Foggia, Italy.

Dr Joao Castaldelli-Maia is a psychiatrist at the University of Sao Paulo Medical School, Sao Paulo, Brazil.

Layla McCay is Director of the Centre for Urban Design and Mental Health. A psychiatrist and international public health/health systems specialist, she holds a medical degree from the University of Glasgow and trained at the Maudsley Hospital and Institute of Psychiatry in London. She has since held policy roles at the UK Department of Health, the World Health Organisation, the World Bank, and at several global health charities and think tanks based in Washington, Tokyo, Hong Kong and London, with teams across Africa and Asia. She has held academic positions at Georgetown University, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Tokyo Medical and Dental University, Hong Kong University, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, and at TED. Layla is Managing Editor of the Journal of Urban Design and Mental Health, and writes on health matters for a diversity of publications from The Lancet, to New Statesman, National Geographic, and South China Morning Post.

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