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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These issues need to be carefully explored in therapy. Furthermore, the minority
patient's views about skin color may also have important transference value. For
example, the skin color of the therapist, regardless of the therapist's ethnicity, ...
The relevance of this new phrase was that not only should a therapist who treats
an Asian patient be intuitively empathic, he or she must also communicate
actively an appreciation of the patient's and the family's situation and how the
complaint is frequently heard from female patients working with male therapists,
but this behavior can also occur frequently in male patients' treatment by female
therapists. Dyadic relationships across social, cultural, and economic lines may ...
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