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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It was not until Reconstruction and the association of the temperance cause with
African American disenfranchisement and white supremacy that African
Americans withdrew from the temperance cause ( Herd 1985 ) . The migration of
Rather , physical illness ( e . g . , object intrusion or soul loss ) was seen as the
cause of mental illness . ... He pointed out that humans in general attribute
diseases to one of three causes : human agency , supernatural agency , and
Naturalistic Causation Diseases caused naturalistically are thought to stem not
from machinations of angry beings , but ... Wind ( hangin ) is believed to cause
pasma ( rheumatism or joint pains ) , pilay loming ( muscular pains ) , or tampal ...
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