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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5 . Middle - aged Chinese show a greater predilection to develop mental
disorders . In general , females have higher prevalence rates than males , except
for suicide , where males and older people predominate . 6 . Oldest sons and
Cheng found an overall weighted prevalence rate of 18 % for men and 33 . 3 %
for women . A higher risk for minor psychiatric morbidity was found to be
associated with the following cohorts : 1 ) women aged 35 and over ; 2 )
unemployed men ...
Epidemiologic Studies of Psychiatric Disorders Among Koreans No systematic
epidemiologic studies have ever been conducted on the prevalence rates of
psychiatric disorders among Korean Americans in the United States . However ,
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