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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Demographic Characteristics Puerto Ricans in Puerto Rico The estimated total
population of Puerto Rico in 1987 was 3 . 3 million people , an increase of 0 . 5 %
over the population in 1986 ( Departamento de Salud 1989 ) . The gross per ...
Although these groups were called ethnic minorities in the 1970s , demographic
projections suggest that their combined populations will make them a majority of
the United States population by 2010 ( Angel and Hogan 1991 ; Gibson 1986 ...
People age 65 and over represent 6 % of the American Indian and Alaska Native
population . Twenty - five percent of these ethnic elders completed high school (
Table 18 – 2 ) , and 39 % are rural residents . Twentyfive percent of individual ...
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