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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Traditional Belief Systems Many Japanese Americans, especially the issei, have
been affected by at least some of the following belief systems of traditional Japan:
mythological legends concerning the divine origin of the emperor and people ...
Japanese who do have emotional problems are reluctant to seek help. In order to
avoid the shame and humiliation an open acknowledgment of their illness would
bring to themselves and their families, these individuals often prefer to hide ...
This viewpoint seems to have been transmitted to Japanese Americans, who
apparently underutilize available mental health resources, probably because of
the fear of stigmatization. Because of the shame involved, most Japanese with ...
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