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Cultural Variations in Psychopathology

From Research to Practice

Herausgeber: Sven Barnow, Nazli Balkir


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Improving mental health care through culturally sensitive research and practice

Culturally sensitive practice is a vital component of effective mental health care in our increasingly diverse societies: Mental illnesses vary in prevalence between cultural and ethnic groups, as do the meanings attached to them and people's responses to them. The important implications of this interplay between culture and psychopathology for diagnosis and treatment are scrutinized and elucidated in this comprehensive and well-organized book, which uniquely looks at a range of practical examples involving various ethinic minority populations in North America and Europe. Leading experts from around the world have integrated divergent topics into a systematic and clinically relevant volume. Cultural Variations in Psychopathology: From Research to Treatment is an important resource for researchers and in particular for any mental health professional who works with ethnically diverse communities.

From the Reviews:

"This is a book every cultural psychiatrist should read. It covers almost the complete field ofcultural psychiatry [...] All chapters are well documented and well written [...]."
Hans Rohlof, M.D., Psychiatrist, Chair Section Transcultural Psychiatry - World Psychiatric Association, in the Section Newsletter, Vol. 7, December 2012

Praise for the book:

"This volume represents a highly thoughtful and significant contribution to the field of cross-cultural psychopathology. It consists of a rich and varied exploration of the complex interactions between migration, culture, and psychopathology by leading scholars. The excellent coverage of topics ranges from emotion regulation to neuroscience, from diagnosis to mental health policy. Both novices and experts will find much of value within its pages."
Frederick T. L. Leong, PhD, Professor of Psychology and Psychiatry,Director of the MSU Consortium for Multicultural Psychology Research,Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI

From the Foreword:"This book is a welcome addition to the ever-expanding field of our understanding of cultural variations. The reader will find stimulating topics that deserve further discussion and debate as we continue to strive towards providing better clinical care to our patients, irrespective of their ethnicities and cultures."
Dinesh Bhugra CBE, FRCP, FRCPsych, PhD Professor of Mental Health and Cultural DiversityInstitute of Psychiatry, King’s College LondonImmediate Past President, Royal College of Psychiatrists

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