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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Hwa - byung . Several hundred thousand Koreans have immigrated to the United
States over the past 40 years , settling predominantly on the West Coast ( Liu
1986 , p . 156 ) . Thus , there is an increasing likelihood that a clinician will at
Culture - Bound Syndrome Hwa - byung Hwa - byung has been known for many
years in Korea as a folk medical term . It is an interesting Korean somatization
disorder that is predominant among married women who are beyond middle age
Interestingly , most of the hwa - byung patients expressed a view that hwabyung
has psychological causes . This means that lay people in Korea have a concept
of the psychogenic nature of their physical symptoms . The most frequent ...
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