Mental Health, Race and Culture

Mental Health, Race and Culture

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This powerful text offers a unique analysis of the impact of race and culture on contemporary issues in mental health. Drawing on extensive international experience, Fernando challenges the traditional ideas that inform practice in clinical psychology and psychiatry in order to promote new and alternative ways of thinking. Covering both theoretical perspectives and practical implications, this insightful text discusses perceptions of ethnicity and identity, compares practices around the world and looks at racism in mental health services. Topics new to the third edition include: a–n Trauma and psychosocial support a–n The new discourses in mental health of recovery, spirituality and well-being a–n The mental health of refugees a–n Specific developments in low-income countries, including Asia and Africa This fully revised, expanded and updated edition of a seminal text offers students and practitioners alike a comprehensive and reliable study of both western and non-western psychiatry and mental health practices.The current importance attached to trauma in psychiatric discourse and service provision canbe tracedto the emergence ... (PTSD) as an illness in the 1980s with itsinclusion in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual (DSM) (APA, 1980), DSMIII, ... discussionsof this topic by Bracken, 2002; Bracken et al., 1995; Boyden and Gibbs, 1996; Galappatti, 2003; Hart et al., 2007; ... Suffering has always beenapart of thehuman condition and thestriving to escape fromit is oneofthe basic strugglesanbsp;...

Title:Mental Health, Race and Culture
Author:Suman Fernando
Publisher:Palgrave Macmillan - 2010-01-29


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