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Cultural Variation In Psychopathology

From Research to Practice

286 pages
Hogrefe Publishing Corporation
Improving mental health care through culturally sensitive research and practice\n\nCulturally sensitive practice is a vital component of effective mental health care in our increasingly diverse societies: Mental illnesses vary in prevalence between cultural and ethnic groups as do the meanings attached to them and people's responses to them. The important implications of this interplay between culture and psychopathology for diagnosis and treatment are scrutinized and elucidated in this comprehensive and well-organized book which uniquely looks at a range of practical examples involving various ethinic minority populations in North America and Europe. Leading experts from around the world have integrated divergent topics into a systematic and clinically relevant volume. Cultural Variations in Psychopathology: From Research to Treatment is an important resource for researchers and in particular for any mental health professional who works with ethnically diverse communities.\n\nTopics covered include:\nAn Overview of Migration and Mental Health\nCultural Neuroscience Perspectives on Understanding the Self\nThe Interplay Between Culture and Emotion Regulation\nCulturally Sensitive Diagnosis (ICD/DSM)\nDepression Psychoses Somatization Perception of Pain Suicide Substance Abuse and Addiction in Divergent Ethnic Groups\nTaking Culture into Account in Treatment