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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Rates have been rounded to nearest integer. tion of African Americans and
respondents from low socioeconomic backgrounds Psychiatric Epidemiology 53.
schizophreniform >1 > 1 < 1 > 1 < 1 Major depressive 4 2 3 2 3 Phobic 6 13 5 14
tion of African Americans and respondents from low socioeconomic backgrounds
present at these sites. Demographic correlates. Secondary analyses of the ECA
data that took sociodemographic factors into account consistently found higher ...
225) and that "in Chinese families early-born subjects of both sexes might be
more prone to schizophrenia and affective disorders than later-born subjects,
perhaps because of psychological stresses due to familial overexpecta- tion and
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