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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The Stigma of Mental Illness Among Indian Peoples Because of the diversity of
Indian peoples, it is very difficult to make generalizations about stigma. Moreover,
the degree of stigma is not the same for all psychiatric disorders. Some tribal ...
Besides the stigma associated with mental illness, investigations suggest that the
differences in rates of utilization for Asians may be related to the following:
inappropriate therapeutic methods, clinicians' inability to speak Asian languages,
Epidemiologic and Statistical Data Prevalence of Mental Illness Data on the
prevalence of mental illness among Pilipino Americans remains woefully
inadequate. Most of the available data are derived from studies of incidence of
mental illness ...
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