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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Confucianism and Buddhism, along with other aspects of art and culture, were
introduced to Japan through Korea. However, Koreans have been able to
maintain their own unique cultural identity in terms of language, art, custom, and
belief in ...
By 1905, a total of 7,226 Korean immigrants (6,048 men, 637 women, 541
children) had reached Hawaii in 65 different ships. Another 1,033 Koreans
immigrated to Mexico. The majority of immigrants who came from Korean port
cities were ...
Those who returned to Korea became leaders in their fields. The Third Wave The
third large wave of Korean immigration was spearheaded by the Immigration and
Naturalization Act of 1965, which raised the ceiling for the immigration quota ...
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