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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The key to understanding and utilizing the patients belief system in treatment is to
find explanations of diagnostic terms and ... Even if the clinician and patient start
far apart in their understandings , if both are able to discuss how each sees ...
We have seen some Buddhist ceremonies give purpose to a patient ' s life and
provide an understanding of suffering . But we have also seen other healers who
have been naive or even brutal in their approaches — and they can be very ...
19 Cultural Considerations in the Psychiatric Care of Gay Men and Lesbians
James P . Krajeski , M . D . roviding quality psychiatric care to gay men and
lesbians is not possible without understanding the cultural issues that affect their
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