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.
Table of Contents
Biological and Cultural Diversity: Implications for Psychiatric Diagnosis and Treatment Psychopharmacotherapy in the Age of Accelerating Diversity Joann Ng, Keh-Ming Lin, and Michael Smith Illness Beliefs of Depressed Chinese American Patients in a Primary Care Setting Albert Yeung and Raymond Kam Panic Attacks in Traumatized Southeast Asian Refugees: Mechanisms and Treatment Implications Devon E. Hinton, Vuth Pich, and Mark H. Pollack Ataque de Nervios: Anthropological, Epidemiological, and Clinical Dimensions of a Cultural Syndrome Roberto Lewis-Fernandez, Peter J. Guarnaccia, Sapana Patel, Dana Lizardi, and Naelys Diaz Psychiatric Treatment of Hispanic Patients David Mischoulon Postpartum Mood Disturbance in Cross-Cultural Perspective Anna M. Georgiopoulos, Amy B. Saltzman, and Anne E. Becker Bipolar Disorder in African Americans William B. Lawson Psychotherapy in Cross-Cultural Context Psychoanalytic Therapy with Asians and Asian-Americans Alan Roland Telling "Ten Percent of the Story": Narrative and the Intergenerational Transmission of Trauma among Cambodian Refugees Audrey Rubin and Lorna Rhodes Language in the Cross-Cultural Encounter: Working With and Without Medical Interpreters Siobhan M. O'Neill Prejudice and Institution, Change and Resistance: Dismantling the Children's Psychiatric Hospital of Attica Stelios Stylianidis, M.-G. Lily Stylianoudi, and Panayiotis Chondros The African Renaissance and the Struggle for Mental Health in the African Diaspora Frederick W. Hickling International Mental Health Policy International Mental Health in the 21st Century Gregory L. Fricchione International Child Mental Health Myron L. Belfer Mental Health in Areas of Conflict Barbara Lopes Cardozo and Gregory L. Fricchione Important Considerations in Fostering Growth of a Research Culture in the Developing World Anne E. Becker Project 1 Billion: A Global Model for the Mental Health Recovery of Postconflict Societies Laura S. McDonald, Robina Bhasin, and Richard F. Mollica