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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Further , neither program is well coordinated with the general health care system
, although the IHS has been making efforts ... Both the mental health and alcohol
programs are sparsely staffed and are so decentralized that effective planning ...
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earlier , Indian health programs have never been adequately funded , making the
setting of priorities necessary . Congress , through its funding mechanisms , has ...
There are no Indian programs for partial hospitalization , transitional living , or
children ' s residential treatment , except through non - Indian public facilities .
The caveat is that state and local governments will often not provide services to ...
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