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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According to the Confucian view , human beings are social creatures , bound to
their peers by jen , or human heartedness , in the five relationships : 1 ) sovereign
and subject , 2 ) parent and child , 3 ) elder and younger brothers , 4 ) husband ...
He pointed out that humans in general attribute diseases to one of three causes :
human agency , supernatural agency , and natural causes . Human agency is the
same in Indian people as in the majority culture and includes wounds inflicted ...
Some of the ritualistic and magical cures they employed included charms ,
prayers , and exorcism . In the realm of folk beliefs , the world of humans is
surrounded by gods and demons . A hierarchy of gods exists that could invade
the human ...
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