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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As issei parents dealt with these antialien sentiments and laws, their children, the
nisei, led a dual existence. On one hand, they lived in Japanese ghettos, which
upheld the traditions of the motherland. They were expected to speak the ...
Though the nisei longed to believe in their future as Americans, the recognition
they sought for their citizenship in this country was not forthcoming from the
majority of Americans during World War II. The denial of their status as Americans
Moderately acculturated patients (nisei). The nisei maintain both Japanese and
American cultural values. As members of a "transitional" generation, the nisei
must constantly struggle with the experience of being between two different
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American Psychiatric Press Review of Psychiatry, Volume 12
John M. Oldham,Michelle B. Riba,Allan Tasman
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Assessing and Treating Culturally Diverse Clients: A Practical Guide
Freddy A. Paniagua
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