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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Images of Indians As we have previously discussed , Indian people are not
homogeneous but are instead quite diverse . Indians are not disappearing ; in
fact , the population is growing . Also , as we have discussed , the stereotype of
Shomaker ( 1989 ) discussed the problem found in some Indian families wherein
parents did not meet the needs of their children , leaving informal “ grandmothers
” to care for these children . The stress on these older women was discussed ...
There are different factors to consider in terms of the possible transference of Mr .
E . discussed previously . Perhaps the visual familiarity of a Japanese American
psychiatrist as opposed to a white American psychiatrist facilitated the patient ' s ...
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