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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The findings of the LA - ECA study were quite contrary to the findings in the
voluminous literature on immigration and mental disorder . How can one explain
the LA - ECA findings that level of acculturation did not affect prevalence rates of
However , more practically , the consistent findings obtained in the various
studies regarding a relatively uniform distribution of disorders by gender ,
educational , and marital status , suggest the measures may have validity . For
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These findings are of special interest to clinicians , because no ethnic difference
could be found when each ethnic group was studied as a whole , yet significant
differences surfaced when length of stay in the United States was used as a ...
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