Culture, Ethnicity, and Mental Illness
In recent years there has been a greater recognition of how cultural concepts, values, and beliefs influence the way mental symptoms are expressed, how individuals and their families respond to mental distresses and to psychiatric diagnosis and treatment, and how mental health care is delivered community-wide.
This comprehensive, clinically oriented volume examines the expression and treatment of mental illness in the context of culture. Written by 35 international experts in the field, Culture, Ethnicity, and Mental Illness covers the areas of the clinical encounter in which culture plays a prominent role, including psychiatric epidemiology, psychotherapy, culture-bound syndromes, and psychiatric assessment.
Culture, Ethnicity, and Mental Illness provides a cultural framework in the psychiatric care of a variety of groups in the United States, including African Americans, American Indians, Alaska Natives, Asian Americans, Hispanics, women, elderly people, and gay men and lesbians. There is also a chapter dealing with the impact of AIDS among minorities. Eight glossaries of ethnic terms, including foreign language characters, are included.
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service - oriented jobs , African American employment actually spans the full
range of jobs in the American workplace . Large numbers of African Americans
are currently concentrated in innercity areas , such as Detroit , Los Angeles , and
Among African Americans , there were 1 , 568 , 417 female - headed households
( i . e . , without a husband present ) and with children under age 18 . ... 5 years ;
in contrast , an African American man born in 1985 can expect to live to 65 .
Although rivaled by the escalating use of cocaine , alcohol abuse and
dependence remain a central focus of substance abuse in the African American
community ( Primm and Wesley 1985 ) . It is important to note that alcohol abuse
in the ...
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