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Culture and Mental Health

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368 pages
Culture and Mental Health takes a critical look at the research pertaining to common psychological disorders, examining how mental health can be studied from and vary according to different cultural perspectives.
  • Introduces students to the main topics and issues in the area of mental health using culture as the focus
  • Emphasizes issues that pertain to conceptualization, perception, health-seeking behaviors, assessment, diagnosis, and treatment in the context of cultural variations
  • Reviews and actively encourages the reader to consider issues related to reliability, validity and standardization of commonly used psychological assessment instruments among different cultural groups
  • Highlights the widely used DSM-IV-TR categorization of culture-bound syndromes
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Contents
Notes on Editors and Contributors
Foreword
Preface
Acknowledgments
Part I General Issues in Culture and Mental Health
1 Introduction to Culture and Psychopathology Sussie Eshun and Regan A. R. Gurung
2 Culture and Mental Health Assessment Bonnie A. Green
3 Stress and Mental Health Regan A. R. Gurung and Angela RoethelWendorf
4 Managing Job Stress: CrossCultural Variations in Adjustment Joseph P. Eshun, Jr. and Kevin J. Kelley
5 Chronic Pain: Cultural Sensitivity to Pain JyhHann Chang
6 Placing the Soul Back into Psychology: Religion in the Psychotherapy Process  Paul E. Priester, Shiva Khalili, and Jose E. Luvathingal
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 7 Psychotherapy in a Culturally Diverse World Laura R. Johnson, Gilberte Bastien, and Michael J. Hirschel
 8 International Perspectives on Culture and Mental Health P. S. D. V. Prasadarao
Part II CrossCultural Issues in Specific Psychological Disorders
 9 Culture and Mood Disorders Sussie Eshun and Toy CaldwellColbert
10 Culture and Anxiety Disorders Simon A. Rego
11 Cultural Factors in Traumatic Stress Peter D. Yeomans and Evan M. Forman
12 Culture and Psychotic Disorders Kristin M. Vespia
13 Culture and Eating Disorders Megan A. Markey Hood, Jillon S. Vander Wal, and Judith L. Gibbons
14 Culture and Suicide David Lester
Author Index
Subject Index
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