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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Use of psychotropic medications . The application of psychotropic medications in
Asians has been amply discussed by Chien ( see Chapter 14 on
ethnopsychopharmacology ) . Because of differences in body weight and
possible ethnic ...
Treatment Psychotropic Medications Although there is no controversy
surrounding the efficacy of psychotropic medications for Southeast Asians , much
has been written about Asians needing less psychotropic medication . Early
Rosenblat and Tang ( 1987 ) , in a retrospective drug history review , compared
drug dosages for four commonly used psychotropic medications ( amitriptyline ,
chlorpromazine , haloperidol , and trifluoperazine ) in groups of matched Asian ...
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