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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At the Metropolitan State Hospital , Sramek and colleagues ( 1986 ) used the
same method as Lin and Finder ( 1983 ) did . The researchers found no
differences between Asians and whites in the maximum and stabilized dosages
or in the ...
In hospitals , these components have taken the form of special Latino or Hispanic
units ( Dolgin et al . ... Other programs are 24 - hour units in general hospitals ,
such as the Latino Unit at the San Francisco General Hospital ( A . G . Lopez , E ...
An outreach program from the Asian community that focused on Asian elders was
identified , and the program director visited Mr . D . in the hospital and described
the program . Program participants visited Mr . D . in the hospital . Two Chinese ...
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