• Section 1
2: Sociology and the Study of Cities,
3: Urban design and mental health,
4: Globalisation and Urbanization,
5: Internal Migration and internal boundaries,
6: Why urban environments matter for refugee mental health,
7: Urbanization and mental health,
8: Urbanization and marginalization,
9: Neuroscience of mental illness in the city,
10: The Psychogenic City,
11: Cross- Cultural Contact: psychosis and the city in modern life,
• Section 2
12: Research challenges,
13: Urban design for adolescent mental health,
14: What has changed in the reported children s behavioral problems in Mexico City over a 13-year perioda
15: Common mental disorders in cities,
16: Suicide in cities,
17: Sex in the city,
18: Gender and Sexual Minorities: Mental Health Issues in Urban Settings,
19: A Tale of Two Cities: Urban Mental Health in Vancouver, Canada and New York City, U.S.A.,
• Section 3
20: A case study: urban design for mental health in Tokyo,
21: Urban Mental Health Strategies,
22: Re-Conceptualising Urban Spaces: Towards Recovery and Reintegration of Women Living with Mental Disorders,
23: Work, worklessness and mental health.,
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.
• Focuses on the effects of urbanisation on low- and middle-income countries where the phenomenon is less researched than in high-income nations
• Written by voices from different perspectives and professional backgrounds, this resource offers a broad insight into urban mental health
• Part of the new Oxford Cultural Psychiatry series which covers key topics and emerging issues in cultural psychiatry
• Dinesh Bhugra, Emeritus Professor of Mental Health and Cultural Diversity, Health Service & Population Research Department, Institute of Psychiatry, King's College London, UK.
• Antonio Ventriglio, Psychiatrist, Department of Mental Health, and Department of Clinical and Experimental Medicine, University of Foggia, Italy.
• João Castaldelli-Maia, Psychiatrist, University of São Paulo Medical School, São Paulo, Brazil.
• Layla McCay, Director, Centre for Urban Design and Mental Health