ISBN 9780781757942,Perspectives in Cross-cultural Psychiatry

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ISBN 9780781757942

Lippincott Williams & Wilkins

Publication Year 2005

ISBN 9780781757942

ISBN-10 0781757940


Number of Pages 336 Pages
Language (English)

Medicine: general issues

This volume presents cutting-edge work in cross-cultural psychiatry by an international group of clinicians, researchers, and leaders in mental health policy. The book grew out of a recent lecture series at the Massachusetts General Hospital and features contributions from diverse fields including psychiatry, psychology, anthropology, social work, social medicine, and public policy. The first section highlights the implications of biological and cultural diversity for psychiatric diagnosis and treatment. Subsequent sections focus on psychotherapy in cross-cultural contexts and international mental health policy. Chapters examine a variety of patient populations, including Asian, African, and Hispanic Americans and populations in Europe and developing countries.