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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The patient ' s cathexis to the bilingual worker leads to an additional transference
relationship besides the patient - psychiatrist ... Although patient - translator
relationships are generally positive and therapeutic , the psychiatrist must be
alert to ...
Ms . D . felt that her relationship with her boyfriend was very threatening to his
mother . During the course of the courtship , the boyfriend ' s mother became ill .
The patient then became preoccupied with the thought of having to care for her ...
The actual numbers and length of relationships of gay men and lesbians as
compared with heterosexual men and women are unknown . ... Raising children
in a gay or lesbian relationship can be difficult because of society ' s attitudes .
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