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Drugs Don't Talk: Do Medication and Biological Psychiatry Contribute to Silencing the Self?

Richard A. Gordon

in Silencing the Self Across Cultures: Depression and Gender in the Social World

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780195398090
eISBN:
9780199776900
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195398090.003.0003
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology, Clinical Psychology

This chapter examines the recent rise in the use of antidepressant medications as well as the growing emphasis on biomedical explanations for depression. The chapter presents the history of ... More


The National Study of Health and Growth

Roberto Rona and Susan Chinn

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780192629197
eISBN:
9780191723612
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780192629197.001.0001
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

The National Study of Health and Growth (NSHG) was a surveillance system of growth in primary school children of England and Scotland from 1972 to 1994. The system included a representative sample ... More


A Life Course Approach to Chronic Disease Epidemiology

Diana Kuh, Yoav Ben Shlomo, and Susser Ezra (eds)

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780198578154
eISBN:
9780191724039
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198578154.001.0001
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

The field of life course epidemiology has expanded rapidly since this book was first published. The purpose of this field is to study how biological and social factors during gestation, childhood, ... More


Common-Law Marriage

Joanna L. Grossman and Lawrence M. Friedman

in Inside the Castle: Law and the Family in 20th Century America

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691149820
eISBN:
9781400839773
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691149820.003.0004
Subject:
Law, Family Law

This chapter describes the adventures—and the decline and fall—of the doctrine of common-law marriage in the twentieth century. A common-law marriage was an informal, but perfectly legal, marriage. ... More


A Return to the Magic Bullet?: Malaria and Global Health in the Twenty-First Century

Marcos Cueto

in When People Come First: Critical Studies in Global Health

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691157382
eISBN:
9781400846801
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691157382.003.0003
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

This chapter examines the recent cycle of malaria elimination and control efforts and to raise some questions about the future of global health. It discusses policy changes that occurred against the ... More


Austen’s Competing Models

Michael Suk-Young Chwe

in Jane Austen, Game Theorist

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691162447
eISBN:
9781400851331
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691162447.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This chapter examines Jane Austen's competing models of human behavior that also offers important insights into strategic thinking. One competing model focuses on people's emotions, which Austen ... More


Social determinants of health in older age

Michael Marmot and Richard G. Wilkinson

in Social Determinants of Health

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780198565895
eISBN:
9780191723988
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198565895.003.13
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

This chapter focuses on the social determinants of physical and mental health and disability among older people. It begins by reviewing research on social and economic inequalities in health in older ... More


A life course approach to coronary heart disease and stroke

Debbie A. Lawlor, Shah Ebrahim, and George Davey Smith

in A Life Course Approach to Women's Health

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780192632890
eISBN:
9780191723629
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780192632890.003.0005
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

This chapter shows that the main classical cardiovascular risk factors have the same effects in women as they do in men and preventive treatments that lower risk factors—antihypertensive drugs, ... More


Introduction

Sanford C. Goldberg

in Relying on Others: An Essay in Epistemology

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199593248
eISBN:
9780191594625
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199593248.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology, General

The Introduction explains the idea behind the book: the fact that we rely on others for so much of what we know about the world should prompt a reconsideration of the individualistic orientation of ... More


Factors related to height

Roberto J. Rona and Susan Chinn

in The National Study of Health and Growth

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780192629197
eISBN:
9780191723612
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780192629197.003.0006
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

One of the important aims of the study was to assess the factors which influenced height and height gain. These assessments were carried out in two separate samples: the representative and the ... More


Decoupling Behavior from Nature

Carl N. Degler

in In Search of Human Nature: The Decline and Revival of Darwinism in American Social Thought

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195077070
eISBN:
9780199853991
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195077070.003.0006
Subject:
History, History of Ideas

This chapter examines the shift in the study of nature towards the issue of social and environmental factors. This shift led to the abandonment of the sexual explanations for differences in human ... More


The Society of the Person with Eating Disorders

Simona Giordano

in Understanding Eating Disorders: Conceptual and Ethical Issues in the Treatment of Anorexia and Bulimia Nervosa

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
February 2006
ISBN:
9780199269747
eISBN:
9780191603129
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199269742.003.0009
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

Eating disorders are found nearly exclusively in Western countries, and mainly affect women. This chapter explores the social issues around eating disorders. It attempts to explain why the majority ... More


The Future of Fundamentalism

Robert Wuthnow

in Christianity in the Twenty-First Century: Reflections on the Challenges Ahead

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195096514
eISBN:
9780199853380
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195096514.003.0009
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

One of the most surprising features of American religion in the 20th century has been the survival of fundamentalism. Indeed, it might almost be appropriate to say that this has been one of the ... More


Social determinants, sexual behaviour, and sexual health

Michael Marmot and Richard G. Wilkinson

in Social Determinants of Health

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780198565895
eISBN:
9780191723988
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198565895.003.15
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

This chapter discusses the complex relationship between social determinants, sexual behaviour, and sexual health. It focuses on patterns of sexual health and behaviour in Britain in the context of ... More


Non-pharmacological approaches

Virginia Carrieri-Kohlman

in Dyspnoea in Advanced Disease: A guide to clinical management

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
November 2011
ISBN:
9780198530039
eISBN:
9780191730450
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198530039.003.0011
Subject:
Palliative Care, Patient Care and End-of-Life Decision Making, Pain Management and Palliative Pharmacology

The most recent definition of dyspnoea refers to the symptom as a subjective experience of breathing discomfort that involves qualitatively distinct sensations which vary in intensity. This recent ... More


Is the Social Psychology of Creativity Really Social?: Moving Beyond a Focus on the Individual

Beth A. Hennessey

in Group Creativity: Innovation through Collaboration

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
April 2010
ISBN:
9780195147308
eISBN:
9780199893720
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195147308.003.0009
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

Although there has been a long history of viewing creativity from an individualist perspective, a number of scholars have recently emphasized the important role of social factors in creativity. It is ... More


Depression and psychological distress: a life course perspective

Barbara Maughan

in A Life Course Approach to Women's Health

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780192632890
eISBN:
9780191723629
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780192632890.003.0008
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

Biological, psychological, and social factors contribute to risk for depressive disorders. Understanding how they combine, their relative salience at different stages in the life course, and why ... More


Kith and Kin Women's Networks in Colonial Virginia

Joan R. Gundersen

in The Devil's Lane: Sex and Race in the Early South

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195112436
eISBN:
9780199854271
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195112436.003.0007
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This chapter explores the crucial period between 1700–75 during which women's social contacts moved from an integrated circle of family, neighbors, servants, slaves, and mistresses to a dual system. ... More


Enslaved Daughters: Colonialism, Law and Women's Rights

Sudhir Chandra

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
October 2012
ISBN:
9780195695731
eISBN:
9780199080311
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195695731.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Gender and Sexuality

This book discusses the case of Dadaji Bhikaji against Rukhmabai, his twenty-two year old wife. Dadaji filed the suit against his spouse when, after eleven years, she refused to live with him as per ... More


Changing gender differences in musculoskeletal pain and psychological distress

Örjan Hemström, Gunilla Krantz, and Eva Roos

in Health inequalities and welfare resources: Continuity and change in Sweden

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861347589
eISBN:
9781447302483
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861347589.003.0003
Subject:
Sociology, Health, Illness, and Medicine

This chapter analyses gender differences in health and social factors in the period covered by the Level-of-Living Survey (LNU) (1968–2000). It aims to analyse whether there have been any changes in ... More


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