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 the comparative analyses , Mexican American respondents were compared
with a sample of “ White non - Hispanics ” interviewed in the same catchment
areas . Analyses of the data yielded more similarities than differences in the ...
Rosenblat and Tang ( 1987 ) , in a retrospective drug history review , compared
drug dosages for four commonly used psychotropic medications ( amitriptyline ,
chlorpromazine , haloperidol , and trifluoperazine ) in groups of matched Asian ...
and Finder ( 1983 ) also reported that the dosage for Asian patients was
significantly lower than that given to white patients when the maximum dose and
stabilized dose ( discharge dose ) were compared . Subjects for this study came
from the ...
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