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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As is pointed out later in this chapter , Confucian values tend to be sexist and
favor the men . The women , on the other hand , quickly learn about the American
values of equal rights for women , become more independent , and show their ...
Acculturation occurs when two cultures in contact come to adopt beliefs , values ,
and practices from one another . An example is the influence that Cuban
refugees have had on the Miami area , and vice versa . More commonly , an
In Warner ' s view , hysterical personality and antisocial personality are sex -
stereotyped diagnoses of the same mental condition . The therapist ' s gender
values cannot help but be communicated to patients . One indicator of these
values is ...
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