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Cross-cultural psychiatry : a practical guide /
Dinesh Bhugra, Kamaldeep Bhui.
imprint
London : Arnold, c2001.
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x, 114 p. : ill.
ISBN
0340763795
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imprint
London : Arnold, c2001.
isbn
0340763795
catalogue key
4501804
 
Includes bibliographical references and index.
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About the Author
Author Affiliation
Dinesh Bhugra MA MSc MBBS MPhil FRCPsych PhD is Senior Lecturer in Psychiatry, Institute of Psychiatry, London, UK Kamaldeep Bhui BSc MSc MBBS MRCPsych MD DipClin Psychotherapy, is Senior Lecturer in Social and Epidemiological Psychiatry, St Bartholomew's & Royal London Medical and Dental School, London, UK
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The authors are to be congratulated in managing to condense such a complex and changing subject into a brief guide which I think should be available in the library of every professional and secondary mental health care, and be available as a resource in primary mental health care.
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Doody's Reviews, April 2002
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Summaries
Bowker Data Service Summary
The needs of patients from other cultures, especially the minority ethnic groups, are now being recognised. This book presents the background to differences in lifestyle and belief systems, and their implications for diagnosis and treatment.
Long Description
A practical guide to managing the mental health care of patients from different cultures. Within our increasingly multi-cultural society, the needs of patients from other cultures, especially the minority ethnic groups, are being recognized at local and national levels. Cross-cultural Psychiatry shows in detail how to adapt traditional clinical practice for the cross-cultural client.
Long Description
Within our increasingly diverse society, the needs of patients from other cultures, especially the minority ethnic groups, are being recognized at local and international levels. Recent data, however, indicate that the realities in service delivery do not mirror this. Cross-cultural Psychiatry provides a practical guide for mental health professionals to 1) recognize culture specific differences in presentation within clinical settings; 2) understand differing idioms of stress and distress and accord them appropriate prominence; and 3) thereby improve the delivery of services, their acceptance by individuals, and the overall quality of care. Focusing on clinical skills, and drawing on case studies in actual practice, this invaluable guide shows how best to develop traditional clinical practice for today's cross-cultural client.
Main Description
Within our increasingly diverse society, the needs of patients from other cultures, especially the minority ethnic groups, are being recognized at local and international levels. Recent data, however, indicate that the realities in service delivery do not mirror this. Cross-cultural Psychiatryprovides a practical guide for mental health professionals to 1) recognize culture specific differences in presentation within clinical settings; 2) understand differing idioms of stress and distress and accord them appropriate prominence; and 3) thereby improve the delivery of services, theiracceptance by individuals, and the overall quality of care. Focusing on clinical skills, and drawing on case studies in actual practice, this invaluable guide shows how best to develop traditional clinical practice for today's cross-cultural client.
Table of Contents
Forewordp. vii
Introductionp. ix
Clinical assessment of patientsp. 1
Introductionp. 1
Theoretical backgroundp. 1
Migrationp. 5
Acculturationp. 6
Generational differencesp. 7
Practical implicationsp. 8
Psychiatric assessmentp. 8
Standard mental state examinationp. 13
Conclusionsp. 24
Referencesp. 24
Principles of managementp. 26
Introductionp. 26
Principles of managementp. 27
Psychological treatmentsp. 28
Definitionsp. 28
Psychotherapyp. 34
Couples and therapistsp. 43
Family therapyp. 52
Non-specific therapiesp. 59
Referencesp. 63
Ethnicity and psychopharmacologyp. 65
Introductionp. 65
Ethnicityp. 65
Traditional remediesp. 67
Pharmacodynamicsp. 67
Non-biological factorsp. 77
Conclusionsp. 80
Referencesp. 80
Transcultural psychiatry: generational problemsp. 83
Introductionp. 83
Culture and identityp. 87
Specific psychiatric conditionsp. 88
Alcohol usep. 91
Problems and suggested solutionsp. 92
Conclusionsp. 93
Referencesp. 93
Training and supervision for a Mental Health Service in a multicultural societyp. 95
Introductionp. 95
General professional trainingp. 97
Specialist training in psychiatryp. 99
In-service trainingp. 100
Clinical supervisionp. 105
Conclusionsp. 106
Referencesp. 106
Indexp. 109
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