Societal institutions meet the needs of people in society.
The important symbols of society are distributed unequally.
Human behavior is influenced by meanings that are created through social interaction.
Institutional inequalities cause social problems.
A segment of society views as harmful to members of society and in need of remedy.
Results in conflict among various population segments of a society.
Everyone in a society agrees is problematic for the society.
Interferes with the functioning of society.
Health care providers tend to misdiagnose mentally ill patients as physically ill.
Most mentally ill are institutionalized in hospitals or long-term care facilities.
The shame associated with mental problems discourages people from acknowledging them.
The mentally ill are more likely to stay at home and avoid contact with others.
By private insurance corporations.
Solely by the state government.
Solely by the federal government.
Jointly by federal and state governments.
Lower-class individuals experience greater adversity and stress as a result of their deprived and difficult living conditions.
Individuals in higher social classes are less likely to be stigmatized for mental illness.
The higher social classes are more likely to be diagnosed and treated for mental illness.
Physical and mental health problems can limit one’s ability to pursue education and vocational training and/or employment
It would place power in the hands of the states rather than the federal government.
It would be a truly market based system.
It would keep the government out of the business of health care.
It would save money.
How illness keeps people from performing their roles.
Health care as a market commodity in capitalistic systems.
The varying definitions of diseases and conditions across cultures.
How illness leads to other social problems in society.
Adding more private rooms, community dining facilities, and recreational areas in mental health hospitals.
Reducing costly and often neglectful institutional care and providing more humane services in the community.
Decreasing the numbers of doctors and other health care workers who practice in mental hospitals.
Providing more job training in mental health facilities that will prepare patients to obtain employment when they leave the health care facility.
Americans tend to have unhealthy patterns of food consumption.
American communities are designed for automobiles rather than pedestrians.
Americans have the highest obesity rates of any industrialized nation.
Americans tend to work fewer hours and take more time off than workers in other industrialized nations.
Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act
No Child Left Behind Act
Personal Health Protection and Rehabilitation Act
Universal Health Care Initiative
improving access to mental health care
Providing mental health support for college students
Stigmatizing mental illness
Eliminating the negative label of mental illness
due to the weakening of norms in society.
Learned through interaction in small groups.
A response to the inequality perpetuated by the capitalist system.
The consequence of a psychological predisposition to experience pleasure from drugs.
They have been exploited and alienated by a capitalistic society.
They have learned to label the drug-using experience in positive terms.
They have a biological predisposition to drug addiction.
The society is in a state of anomie.
Substitute legal for illegal drugs.
Continue and sometimes escalate drug use.
seek treatment for drug abuse.
Quit using drugs of any kind.