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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Through the Treaty of Paris, the Philippines was ceded to the United States in
1898. This fomented the eruption of the Filipino-American War. In 3 years, more
than 600,000 Pilipino lives were lost; and the evolving unity and national identity
Since the American occupation of the Philippines in 1898, three waves of Pilipino
immigration to the United States are recognized. Between 1906 and 1934,
Pilipinos came to this country primarily as laborers in the cane fields and
New York, Harcourt Brace & Co., 1946 Byers HO: The Philippine Saga, 3rd
Edition. Manila, Capitol Publishing House Inc., 1952 Cabezas A: In Pursuit of
Wellness. San Francisco, CA, Department of Mental Health, 1982 Cassel J:
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American Psychiatric Press Review of Psychiatry, Volume 12
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Assessing and Treating Culturally Diverse Clients: A Practical Guide
Freddy A. Paniagua
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