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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and Finder (1983) also reported that the dosage for Asian patients was
significantly lower than that given to white patients when the maximum dose and
stabilized dose (discharge dose) were compared. Subjects for this study came
from the ...
jects were used, were consistent with those reported in the Potkin study. However
, Lin's subsequent study (Lin et al. 1989) using schizophrenic patients as study
subjects revealed findings inconsistent with those of the Pot- kin team.
Contrary to expectations, more than 63% of those who reported an ataque de
nervios met diagnostic criteria for either an anxiety or depressive disorder. The
findings raise questions about the contention that ataques are "normal"
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