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Fernando, Suman
Mental health, race and culture / Suman Fernando
3rd ed
Basingstoke, Hampshire ; New York, NY : Palgrave Macmillan, c2010
book jacket
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 4th Floor  RC455.4.E8 F468 2010    AVAILABLE
Subject(s) Psychiatry, Transcultural
Cultural psychiatry
Physical Description xi, 232 p. ; 24 cm
Note Includes bibliographical references (p. 185-217) and indexes
Summary "This is the third, significantly expanded and revised, edition of this seminal text. Incorporating additional contemporary topics, including mental health of refugees, trauma and psychosocial approaches, this text offers an illuminating account of mental health and mental disorder seen cross-culturally and internationally"--Provided by publisher
Note Part I : Theory and tradition -- Race and culture ; ethnicity and identity -- Traditional western approaches to mental health -- Background and culture of psychiatry -- Racism in psychiatry -- Changing discourse in mental health -- Trauma and post-traumatic stress ; suffering and violence -- Part II: Practice and innovation -- Application of psychiatry : bias and imperialism -- Asian and African 'therapy' for mental health -- Mental health in low- and middle income countries -- Mental health of refugees in high-income countries -- Prospects for plurality in therapies for mental health -- Mental health for all

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