Culture and Mental Health: Sociocultural Influences, Theory, and Practice

Culture and Mental Health: Sociocultural Influences, Theory, and Practice

Editor(s): Sussie Eshun, Regan A. R. Gurung

Published Online: 5 MAR 2009

Print ISBN: 9781405169837

Online ISBN: 9781444305807

DOI: 10.1002/9781444305807

About this Book

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

Table of contents

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  1. Part I: General Issues in Culture and Mental Health

    1. Chapter 3

      Stress and Mental Health (pages 35–53)

      Dr Regan A. R. Gurung and Angela Roethel-Wendorf

    2. Chapter 7

      Psychotherapy in a Culturally Diverse World (pages 115–148)

      Dr Laura R. Johnson, Gilberte Bastien and Michael J. Hirschel

  2. Part II: Cross-Cultural Issues in Specific Psychological Disorders

    1. Chapter 13

      Culture and Eating Disorders (pages 273–295)

      Megan A. Markey Hood, Jillon S. Vander Wal and Judith L. Gibbons

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