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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The denial of their status as Americans was made painfully obvious by the fact
that, although Germans and Italians were also classified as "aliens" by the U.S.
War Department, provisions were made only for the internment of Japanese
Americans were the third-largest Asian American group, whereas in Hawaii,
Japanese Americans were the second-largest ethnic group and the largest Asian
American group (Statistical Abstract of the United States 1989). The 1980 census
Stereotyping of Asian Americans has influenced past research. Maloney (1945)
... Some in the mainstream may envision the typical Japanese American as the
wealthy Japanese businessman who purchases American real estate or directs ...
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