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 the 1930s, the views of the anti-American faction were best expressed by
Pedro Albizu Campos, who stated that the claims of the United States on Puerto
Rico were illegal, because the island was already autonomous at the time of the
During the 1950s and 1960s, a host of community organizations such as ASPIRA
, the Puerto Rican Forum, the Puerto Rican Community Development Project,
and the Puerto Rican Family Institute were created (Fitzpatrick 1971). Until 1964
Demographic Characteristics Puerto Ricans in Puerto Rico The estimated total
population of Puerto Rico in 1987 was 3.3 million people, an increase of 0.5%
over the population in 1986 (Departamento de Salud 1989). The gross per capita
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