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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Another group consists of Japanese who reside temporarily in the United States.
In the last two decades, Japan-born business- people have been sent by their
companies to purchase prime real estate and to manage profitable institutions in
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
Patterns of Immigration Into the United States Although the United States is said
to be a nation of immigrants, the immigration laws of earlier times did not provide
equal opportunity for certain ethnic groups to settle in the United States.
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