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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"White non-Hispanic" respondents were found to have the highest lifetime rates
of "Major Depression" (prevalences were 5% Whites, 4% Hispanics, and 3%
African Americans), whereas prevalence of "Manic symptoms" was highest
The configuration or assignment of Hispanic staff within an institution is also
important. In some circumstances, enough Spanish-speaking staff are available
at all levels of care. However, many facilities may not have this luxury and may
Hispanics The influences of cultural factors also affect the prevention and
treatment of AIDS among Hispanics. As we mentioned previously, HIV infection is
disparately pervasive among various Hispanic subgroups. However, members of
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