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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Furthermore , immigration quotas were imposed creating a barrier that virtually
halted the immigration of Chinese into the United States . By 1920 , the total
Chinese population had declined from a high of 107 , 488 in 1880 to 61 , 639 .
vided an opportunity for students and professionals from mainland China to study
at American universities . ... of a certain sector of Chinese students from the PRC
and other Asian countries to seek permanent residency in the United States .
Non - Cantonese - speaking Chinese immigrants from Chinese provinces other
than Guangdong tend to live in communities surrounding Chinatown and use
Chinatown mainly as a place to shop , eat , socialize , and have cultural activities
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