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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As we have discussed previously , although there are a number of studies
showing high rates of suicide ( Conrad and Kahn 1974 ; Ogden et al . 1970 ) , the
stereotype of the " the suicidal Indian ” is a myth ( Shore 1975 ) . In fact , the
Suicide Bourne ( 1973 ) reported a high suicide rate among Chinese in San
Francisco's Chinatown . Between 1952 and 1968 , the suicide rate among
Chinese was 27.9 per 100,000 population per annum . Although this rate was not
Attempted Suicide Characteristics of 307 cases of attempted suicide in Hong
Kong in 1986 were studied by Chiu ( 1989 ) . Chiu compared the demographics
of people who attempted suicide with those of the general population and found
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