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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264 ) Symbolic , cognitive perspective . Cognitive , conceptual , and categorizing
systems through socialization transform the biological offspring of a human group
into people with human status capable of operating in a shared symbol world .
The experience of these sudden changes — which may involve climate , diet ,
dress , language , social status , social network , occupation , values , norms ,
and laws — is sometimes referred to as “ culture shock . ” The degree of culture
Even their citizenship status could reflect the ambiguity of their cultural position .
Many nisei had dual citizenship in Japan and the United States ; if they were born
before 1924 , they automatically had dual citizenship . In 1924 , a law was ...
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