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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However , even when both therapist and patient are bilingual in the same
languages , the implications of language for ... For example , some bilingual
patients may utilize one of their languages in a defensive way , preferring to
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Even in initial interviews between clinicians and patients before therapy begins ,
language can have important consequences . For example , Marcos ( 1976 )
found that bilingual patients whose native language was Spanish , if interviewed
Puerto Rico after having been raised in the mainland and who speak English as
a primary language . Nevertheless , most of the literature reviewed here refers to
the Puerto Ricans in New York . The general principles , however , are probably ...
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