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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Prevalence of specific mental disorders in rural and urban populations
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However , in rural areas , where most Indians live , there is a serious problem
with availability of health care . There is heavy reliance by Indians on native
healers ( curanderos ) and herb dealers ( yerberos ) , as there is throughout
Mexico , but ...
Mainstream Psychiatric Care The main source of psychiatric care for Indian
people on reservations and in rural areas in the ... The authority for spending the
budget rests with the 12 regional IHS offices ( Area Offices ) , which spend from $
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