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 25 years , health care was made much more available , with half of Indian
Agencies having a physician ( Public Health Service 1957 ) . In the 1880s , formal
health care was made available to children in boarding schools and became ...
White Cloud Journal 2 ( 2 ) : 22 - 36 , 1981 Harras A : Issues in adolescent Indian
health : suicide . Tucson , AZ , U . S . Department of Health and Human Service ,
Health Resources Services Administration , Indian Health Service , Office of ...
Mochizuki ( 1975 ) also documented Japanese Americans ' usage rate of mental
health services in Los Angeles as being far lower than that of their white
American counterparts . Moreover , Kitano ( 1969a ) reported a lower rate of
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