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Cultural conceptions of mental health and therapy

Author: Anthony J Marsella; Geoffrey M White
Publisher: Dordrecht ; Lancaster : Reidel, 1984.
Series: Culture, illness, and healing, v.4.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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But, in spite of the massive accumulation of data regarding culture and mental health relationships, sociocultural factors have still not been incorporated into existing biological and psychological  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Anthony J Marsella; Geoffrey M White
ISBN: 9027713626 9789027713629 9027717575 9789027717573
OCLC Number: 12455101
Description: xii, 414 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: Section I: Cultural Conceptions of the Person and Health.- 1. Introduction: Cultural Conceptions in Mental Health Research and Practice.- 2. Culture and Psychiatric Illness: Biomedical and Ethnomedical Aspects.- 3. The Ethnographic Study of Cultural Knowledge of "Mental Disorder".- 4. Does the Concept of the Person Vary Cross-Culturally?.- Section II: Cultural Conceptions of Mental Disorder.- 5. Toward a Meaning-Centered Analysis of Popular Illness Categories: "Fright- Illness" and "Heart Distress" in Iran.- 6. Cultural Definitions, Behavior and the Person in American Psychiatry.- 7. Samoan Folk Knowledge of Mental Disorders.- 8. Popular Conceptions of Mental Health in Japan.- 9. Science and Psychological Medicine in the Ayurvedic Tradition.- Section III: Cultural Conceptions of Therapy.- 10. The Unbounded Self: Balinese Therapy in Theory and Practice.- 11. Self-Reconstruction in Japanese Religious Psychotherapy.- 12. Psychotherapy and Emotion in Traditional Chinese Medicine.- 13. Shaman-Client Interchange in Okinawa: Performative Stages in Shamanic Therapy.- 14. Sunao: A Central Value in Japanese Psychotherapy.- Section IV: Issues and Directions.- 15. The Intercultural Context of Counseling and Therapy.- 16. Culture and Mental Health: An Overview.- List of Contributors.- Author Index.
Series Title: Culture, illness, and healing, v.4.
Responsibility: edited by Anthony J. Marsella and Geoffrey M. White.

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