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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Employing the notion of “ evaluation . ” One way to engage Korean American
patients in therapy is to employ the notion of “ evaluation " instead of “ therapy . ”
The patient can usually more readily accept the rationale that a proper evaluation
Finally , she was admitted to the inpatient unit for further evaluation . Neurological
evaluation was entirely normal . She appeared withdrawn and would
intermittently become partially mute and preoccupied , reporting that she “ saw ”
The evaluation process also helped to review the impact on the family of Mrs . A .
' s additional symptoms . Always an independent person , Mrs . A . was ,
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