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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An interpreter ' s failure to appreciate the patient ' s distress or viewpoint can lead
to misunderstanding at best or to a fatal outcome at worst ( Berkanovic 1980 ; Del
Castillo 1970 ; Marcos 1979 ; Marcos et al . 1973 ) . An example of a ...
For non - English - speaking patients , interpreters are relied upon to obtain a
history . Fortunately , most patients often bring their own interpreters when
seeking mental health services . If the patient has no interpreter and one is
Interpreters have reported reluctance in asking patients about sexual matters ,
financial background , material that might be ... Marcos ( 1979 ) studied the
various kinds of distortions that can occur through the use of an interpreter and
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American Psychiatric Press Review of Psychiatry, Volume 12
John M. Oldham,Michelle B. Riba,Allan Tasman
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