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Social Determinants of Mental Health 

Social Determinants of Mental Health
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Social Determinants of Mental Health
Author(s):

Crick Lund

, Stephen Stansfeld

, and Mary De Silva

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780199920181.003.0007
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date: 22 September 2019

There is a growing international field of research dedicated to studying the social determinants of mental health and the interventions that may be required to address these determinants and improve the mental health of populations. This chapter reviews the current evidence on the associations between a variety of social determinants and mental health. It describes theoretical perspectives on the potential causal pathways that may link social factors and mental health. In addition the chapter summarises the evidence for interventions that may address both the social causes and consequences of mental illness, and suggests avenues for policy development, implementation and future research.

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