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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10 Psychiatric Care of Indochinese Americans J. David Kinzie, M.D. Paul K.
Leung, M.D. he Indochinese are a diverse group of Southeast Asians from the old
French colonial area that was called Indochina. They include Vietnamese, ethnic
From 1975 to 1988, a total of 839,865 Indochinese refugees had arrived in the
United States — 510,443 from Vietnam, 186,382 from Laos, and 143,040 from
Cambodia. Because of the marked increase in birth rate in these groups, there
Because American policies have had direct and indirect effects on international
events, including the number of Indochinese refugees entering the United States,
a very good case can be made that a strong federal role in providing mental ...
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