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Culture, ethnicity, and mental illness.

Author: Albert Gaw
Publisher: Washington, D.C : American Psychiatric Press, 1992.
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The book 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,  Read more...


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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Albert Gaw
ISBN: 0880483598 9780880483599
OCLC Number: 1107548431
Contents: Preface. Cultural Matrices of the Psychiatric Encounter. Culture in clinical psychiatry. Psychiatric epidemiology. Culture-bound syndromes. Cross-cultural psychotherapy. Cross-cultural psychiatric assessment. Culture and Clinical Care. Psychiatric care of African Americans. Separation and loss in African American children: clinical perspectives. Psychiatric care of American Indians and Alaska Natives. Psychiatric care of Chinese Americans. Psychiatric care of Indochinese Americans. Psychiatric care of Japanese Americans. Psychiatric care of Korean Americans. Psychiatric care of Philipino Americans. Ethnopsychopharmacology. Psychiatric care of Mexican Americans. Psychiatric care of Puerto Ricans. Culture and psychiatric care of women. Psychiatric care of ethnic elders. Cultural considerations in the psychiatric care of gay men and lesbians. The mental health impact of AIDS on ethnic minorities. Glossaries of ethnic terms. Index.


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The book is an excellent resource of postgraduate training in clinical psychiatry and related areas. It is essential reading for mental health providers of culturally diverse psychiatric populations. Read more...

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