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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We also found that Mien patients were almost totally noncompliant despite many
efforts to educate them about medication . We now strongly suggest that all
Southeast Asian patients on antidepressants have a tricyclic antidepressant (
TCA ) ...
The history must include a thorough background of the patient ' s life in his or her
homeland , including the escape ... A physical examination as well as a mental
status examination put patients more at ease and provide a medical model that ...
A number of guidelines are relevant once the patient has been hospitalized . ...
permissible limits , staff may choose to allow the family to bring in ethnic foods to
supplement or replace Western - style meals offered to the other hospital patients
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