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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Expressions of Mental illness Discussion of mental disorders in Indian people is
difficult , in part because of the diversity of Indian people , but also because there
is little scientific literature reviewing their psychopathology . Most of the literature
This concept has never been well defined , however , and has led to the
unfortunate sequestering of nonmajority psychopathology into what one writer
has called the “ twilight zone ” ( Hughes 1985 ) . Such researchers question the
utility of ...
An alternative to using mental health facility utilization rates for assessing
incidence of mental illness is to use community surveys to estimate rates of
psychopathology ( Meinhardt and Vega 1987 ) . However , according to Kuo (
1984 ) , the ...
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