• Provides a new integrated perspective on our understanding of serious mental illness • Includes detailed models linking social, biological and psychological factors • Describes the implications for both policy and practice
1. Introduction Craig Morgan, Kwame McKenzie and Paul Fearon; 2. Climate change in psychiatry: periodic fluctuations or terminal trend? Julian Leff; Part I. Theoretical and Conceptual Foundations: 3. Social science, psychiatry and psychosis Craig Morgan; 4. Conceptualising the social world Dana March, Craig Morgan, Michaeline Bresnahan and Ezra Susser; 5. Genes and the social environment Jennifer H. Barnett and Peter B. Jones; Part II. Social Factors and the Onset of Psychosis: 6. Society, place and space Jane Boydell and Kwame McKenzie; 7. Childhood adversity and psychosis Helen Fisher and Tom Craig; 8. Family environment and psychosis Pekka Tienari and Karl-Erik Wahlberg; 9. Adult adversity: do early environment and genetic risk create lasting vulnerabilities for adult social adversity in psychosis? Inez Myin-Germeys and Jim van Os; 10. Migration, ethnicity and psychosis Kwame McKenzie, Paul Fearon and Gerard Hutchinson; Part III. Social Factors and the Outcome of Psychosis: 11. Social factors as a basis for treatment Richard Warner; 12. Public attitudes, stigma and discrimination against people with mental illness Graham Thornicroft, Aliya Kassam and Michael King; 13. Outcomes elsewhere: course of psychosis in 'other cultures' Kim Hopper; Part IV. Models and Conclusions: 14. Theories of cognition, emotion and the social world: missing links in psychosis Paul Bebbington, David Fowler, Philippa Garety, Daniel Freeman and Elizabeth Kuipers; 15. Society and psychosis: future directions and implications Craig Morgan, Kwame McKenzie and Paul Fearon.