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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Finally, six glossaries of ethnic terms are provided at the end of the book for quick
reference, and two are provided after Chapters 3 and 8. ... Likewise, major ethnic
groups outside the identified minority groups in the United States are omitted.
intoxication or out-of-wedlock pregnancy, yet the group may have high rates of
both. For the purposes of psychiatric interviewing, it is important to know which
behaviors in a culture or ethnic group have norms that diverge in their ideal and ...
A bilingual worker of the patient's own ethnic group, who has already met with the
patient and established a relationship, may also facilitate trust. Finally, discussing
the patient's suspiciousness or mistrust, including rational explanations for its ...
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