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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York, Academic Press, 1985 Karno M, Hough RL, Burnam MA, et al: Lifetime ...
Epidemiologic Data There have been only three published community
epidemiologic studies of Indians. Roy and colleagues (1970) reported on
disorders among the Indians of Saskatchewan, whereas Shore and colleagues (
1973) studied a ...
The purpose of the two subsequent sections, one on epidemiology and the other
on the sociocultural values in the Puerto Rican population, is to describe a state-
of-the-art profile of those Puerto Ricans at risk for or who already have mental ...
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