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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For example , a Mexican American woman in her 30s who was raised as a child
in rural Mexico and is married to a ... Modern Studies , Early Implications The
recent and more strictly psychiatric studies of Mexican Americans build upon
Thus , the stress model of mental illness may apply better to Mexican Americans
who have been in this country longer and who , because of more long - term goal
frustration , develop problems . In addition to the higher rate of alcohol abuse ...
Albert Gaw. Program Adaptations There are several adaptations that can be
made so that psychiatric programs are more accessible to Mexican Americans .
Which adaptation is implemented depends on the degree of interest of the
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