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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It should be noted from the table that , compared with other Latin American or
Hispanic groups , the rates for obsessive - compulsive disorder and antisocial
personality are higher among respondents in Peru . These findings are difficult to
These authors noted that the pattern of drinking at an early age , as well as the
tendency for heavier alcohol consumption by African American men compared
with African American women , increased the risk for organic brain syndromes in
In recent years , we have noted a difference in the manner in which young African
American people are experiencing these deaths . In some individuals , there
appears to be a dampening of affect with respect to loss , while others seem to ...
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