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 anxiety and depressive syndromes in Edinburgh, London, and Canberra,
together with those prevalences found in New Haven, Connecticut, by Weissman
and colleagues (1980). As this table shows, the overall rates for these disorders
Thus, alcohol abuse and drug related disorders as well as antisocial personality
were more common among men, whereas affective/anxiety disorders were more
common among women. In view of the low prevalences found in Taiwan, ...
Mr. B. said that he was able to control his anxiety by attending daily Alcoholics
Anonymous (AA) meetings. Mr. B. did reasonably well until he found out that he
was infected with HIV. He learned this when he attempted to apply for life
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