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Culture and Mental Health
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"Culture and Mental Health: A Comprehensive Textbook" is an authoritative text bringing together experts from around the world to discuss the provision of mental health services within multi-cultural societies and what this means in clinical and practical terms. The book looks in detail at the clinical state of services for multi-cultural societies across the globe, drawing on a diversity of medical and social science disciplines in order to provide a breadth and depth of information that is not to be found in such a clear and cohesive form anywhere else. The impact of cultural differences on the management of those with mental health disorders, whether ethical, religious, legal or social, is compared in a number of settings and is supported by academic or experiential based evidence where appropriate.
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1 Introduction 1 BASIC SCIENCES 2 Anthropology and its contributions 3 Sociology of health and illness 4 The epidemiological method and its contribution to international and cross-cultural comparative mental health research 5 Philosophical tools for cultural psychiatry 6 Religion and mental health 7 Mental health law and clinical practice: an international and cultural perspective 8 Management studies and organizational development 9 Health service research and policy 10 Psychopathology and psychology: disorders of possession and dissociation in the intercultural clinical practice 11 The history and relevance of culture bound syndromes 2 WORLD EXPERTS 12 Russian culture and psychiatry 13a Culture and mental health in West Africa: Nigeria 13b North Africa: focus on psychiatry in Egypt 13ci Culture and mental health services in the Horn of Africa: Ethiopia 13cii Psychiatry in East Africa 13ciii Culture and the mental health of African refugees: Somali help seeking and healing 13d Culture and mental health in South Africa and neighbouring countries 14a Indigenous peoples of South America: inequalities in mental health care 14b Mental health and cultural psychiatry in Latin America 15 South Asian region 16 Mental health and cultural psychiatry in the United States and Canada 17 Culture and mental health in New Zealand: indigenous and non-indigenous people 18a The culture of deterrence: the mental health impact of Australia's asylum policies 18b Multicultural mental health in Australia 18c Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander mental health 19a Hong Kong: development of psychiatric services 19b Cultural adaptation of cognitive therapy for Chinese peoples 19c Psychiatric services in China: Guangzhou 20 European perspectives on cultural psychiatry 21a Mental health and cultural psychiatry in the Caribbean 21b Understanding mental illness in the English-speaking Caribbean

About the Author

Kamaldeep Bhui MBBS, BSc, MSc, FRCPsych, MD, Dip Clin Psychotherapy Professor of Cultural Psychiatry & Epidemiology, Barts & The London School of Medicine and Dentistry, Queen Mary University of London, and Honorary Consultant Psychiatrist at East London & City Mental Health Trust, UK Dinesh Bhugra, MBBS, MRCPsych, MPhil, MSc (Sociology), MA (Social Anthropology), FRCPsych, PhD Head, Cultural Psychiatry Section, Institute of Psychiatry, London, and Honorary Consultant, Maudsley Hospital, London, UK

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