Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Ali Haggett
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  3. Ali Haggett
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  4. Ali Haggett
    Pages 82-98 Open Access
  5. Ali Haggett
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  6. Ali Haggett
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  7. Back Matter
    Pages 152-215

About this book


This book is open access under a CC BY license and explores the under-researched history of male mental illness from the mid-twentieth century. It argues that statistics suggesting women have been more vulnerable to depression and anxiety are misleading since they underplay a host of alternative presentations of 'distress' more common in men.


Mental illness gender masculinity psychosomatic illness alcoholism suicide general practice history alcohol anxiety coping depression health pharmacology stress women

Authors and affiliations

  • Ali Haggett
    • 1
  1. 1.University of ExeterUK

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