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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Some Vietnamese hold more supernatural beliefs about illness and speak of
various spirits that can invade the body . Spirits or forces can be let into or out of
the body through coin - rubbing or cupping , which causes abrasions on the skin .
Meanwhile , it is important to inquire about the patient ' s assumptions and beliefs
about the cause of the illness . If he or she is reticent , it may be because of fear of
ridicule and the belief that interpersonal conflicts and problems of the spirit ...
The level of spiritual development that people can reach in the spiritual
evolutionary process depends on how they deal with these trials throughout their
lives . Among Puerto Ricans , Christian beliefs in the soul and purification ,
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