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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Within most of these cultural units exist various “ ethnic subgroups ” that possess
their own histories , language ( or dialects ) , beliefs , and traditions that
distinguish them from others within the culture . In some cultures , such as the
18 Psychiatric Care of Ethnic Elders F . M . Baker , M . D . , M . P . H . Orlando B .
Lightfoot , M . D . your major populations within the United States have been
identified as ethnic minorities : African L Americans , Asian Americans and Pacific
Medical Characteristics of Ethnic Elders More ethnic elders have medical
illnesses than their mainstream cohorts . The health status of ethnic elders has
been compromised by inadequate or poor health care over the years as well as
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