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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In 3 years , more than 600 , 000 Pilipino lives were lost ; and the evolving unity
and national identity of the population , ignited by the Katipunan revolt against
Spain , was again shattered . American colonial rule was maintained with the
help of ...
The 1990 census places the Pilipino American population in the United States at
1 , 406 , 770 ( U . S . Bureau of the Census 1991a , 1991b ) . States with the
highest concentration of Pilipino Americans are California ( 52 . 0 % of Pilipino ...
Diagnostic tests . The use of diagnostic tests is generally not considered
objectionable by Pilipino patients , because they are fairly well acquainted with
Western medical diagnostic and treatment procedures . For most , the major
concern is ...
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