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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Although patient-translator relationships are generally positive and therapeutic,
the psychiatrist must be alert to problems ... For maximum efficiency, a trusting,
mutually cooperative relationship must exist between the bilingual worker and
The symptoms Ms. D. experienced had arisen after she had become romantically
involved in a relationship with a young man who was an only son and who was
extremely close to his mother. Although her boyfriend was in his late 20s, ...
The actual numbers and length of relationships of gay men and lesbians as
compared with heterosexual men and women are unknown. However ... Raising
children in a gay or lesbian relationship can be difficult because of society's
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