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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Selected Glossary of Ethnic Terms for Folk illnesses Pronunciation guides for the
following terms are based on the ... eastern Siberia or the Oglala Sioux Indians )
and national embassy personnel from countries in which the given term is used ...
Term referring to condition known elsewhere in South and East Asia as koro (
Malay ) or suk yeong or cognate terms ( Chinese ) , in which a male grasps his
penis out of intense fear that it will retract into his body and cause death .
Mogo laya ( mo - go law - yaw ] Huli ( indigenous Papua New Guinea group )
term that refers to behavioral and psychological consequences of intense startle
or fright ; see susto . Myriachit ( mee - ryeh ' - cheet ) A term used by one of the ...
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