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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Therefore , it is important in considering any instance of a culturebound
syndrome to consider not only the elements of the ... The “ culture - bound
syndromes ” are especially clear examples of the need to explore the “ patient ' s
their fine details match those of a syndrome that elsewhere has been named and
culturally elaborated . This is all the more remarkable in view of the disparate
cultural settings in which the orphan cases occur and the disparate local
Simons and Hughes ( 1985 ) provided a useful categorization of culturebound
syndromes , which they apply to all ... in the Eskimo : sleep paralysis , pibloktoq (
a sudden mass assault syndrome ) , and “ Arctic hysteria ” ( a running syndrome )
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