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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Cross - Cultural Psychiatric Assessment Joseph J . Westermeyer , M . D . , M . P .
H . , Ph . D . No understand patients and their problems , psychiatrists rely heavily
on shared language ( both nonverbal communication and spoken language ) ...
Sociocultural and Ethnic Assessment of Patients Social history , a core element in
medical evaluation , includes sociocultural assessment . The traditional social
history format consists of family background , parental occupations and social ...
Special Considerations The time required for cross - cultural assessment and
diagnosis often exceeds that needed for other ... Cost is greater for cross -
cultural evaluations for reasons other than the extra time involved in these
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