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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... propriety between husband and wife ; order between elder and junior ; trust
between friends Past , present , and future orientation Tolerance for similarities
Emphasis on interpersonal relationships Emphasis on group achievement
Issues of general concern for families are elder and spouse abuse , survivors of
suicide and homicide , and dealing with family members who are severely
mentally ill . However , there is little psychiatric literature available on these topics
Although the community facility was attended by a mixture of ethnic elders , there
were a significant number of Chinese elders there . The social work assessment
focused on the identification of additional community resources that could be ...
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