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Textbook of Cultural Psychiatry


  • Page extent: 610 pages
  • Size: 246 x 189 mm
  • Weight: 1.1 kg


 (ISBN-13: 9780521173384)

Cultural psychiatry is concerned with understanding the impact of social and cultural differences and similarities on mental illness and its treatments. A person's cultural characteristics can often lead to misunderstandings, influenced by language, non-verbal styles, codes of etiquette and assumptions. There may also be perceived misconceptions and differences in beliefs and values. In order to provide appropriate, sensitive and acceptable services for different cultural groups, all service providers need to take these factors into account. Written by leading clinicians and academics from around the world, and integrating both practical and theoretical knowledge, the Textbook of Cultural Psychiatry provides a framework for the provision of mental healthcare in a multi-cultural/ multi-racial society and global economy. It will be essential reading for those providing mental healthcare, or who are involved in the organisation and management of services.

• Describes cultural psychiatry in diverse societies • Includes practical examples and case studies • Considers the theoretical, technical and clinical dilemmas facing practitioners and service users • Synthesises international knowledge from leading academics and clinicians


Foreword Pedro Ruiz; Part I. Theoretical Background: 1. Cultural psychiatry in historical perspective Laurence J. Kirmayer; 2. Anthropology and psychiatry: the contemporary convergence Janis H. Jenkins; 3. Suicide, violence and culture Michel Tousignant and Arlene Laliberté; 4. Psychology and cultural psychiatry Malcolm MacLachlan; 5. Spirituality and cultural psychiatry Kate M Loewenthal; 6. Culture, ethnicity and biological psychiatry Chia-Hui Chen, Shi-Kai Liu and Keh-Ming Lin; 7. Ethnic inequalities and cultural capability framework in mental health care Kamaldeep Bhui and Dinesh Bhugra; Part II. Culture and Mental Health: 8. Culture and psychopathology Wen-Shing Tseng; 9. Developmental aspects of cultural psychiatry Joseph Westermeyer; 10. Explanatory models in psychiatry Daryl Somma and Mitchell G. Weiss; 11. Culture bound syndromes Sisira Siribaddana, Athula Sumathipala and Dinesh Bhugra; 12. Psychiatric epidemiology and its contributions to cultural psychiatry Robert Kohn and Kamaldeep Bhui; 13. Acculturation and identity John W. Berry; 14. Cultural consonance William W. Dressler; Part III. Culture and Mental Disorders: 15. Neurosis Geetha Desai and Santosh K. Chaturvedi; 16. Schizophrenia and related psychosis Assen Jablensky; 17. Affective disorders Claudia Cooper and Paul Bebbington; 18. Substance misuse Susan Salas, John Strang and Shamil Wanigaratne; 19. Suicidal Behaviour Keith Hawton and Sarah A. Fortune; 20. Personality disorders and culture Matthieu Crews, Paul Moran and Dinesh Bhugra; 21. Culture and obsessive-compulsive disorder Padmal de Silva and Dinesh Bhugra; 22. Culture and eating disorders Mervat Nasser; 23. Childhood and adolescent psychiatric disorders Nisha Dogra, Panos Vostanis and Niranjan Karnik; 24. Culture and schizophrenia Thomas Stompe and Alexander Friedmann; 25. Disorders of aging across cultures Sheena MacKenzie and Ajit Shah; Part IV. Theoretical Aspects of Management: 26. An ecological-cultural-historical model for extreme stress: a 'Traumascape' Joop de Jong; 27. Sexual dysfunction across culture Padmal de Silva and Dinesh Bhugra; 28. Therapist-patient interactions and expectations Digby Tantam; 29. Developing Mental Health Services for multicultural societies Harry Minas; 30. Psychopharmacology across cultures Shu-Han Yu, Shi-Kai Liu and Keh-Ming Lin; 31. Psychotherapy across cultures Digby Tantam; 32. Psychological interventions and assessments Shahe Kazarian; 33. Spiritual aspects of management Andrew Sims; 34. Cultural aspects of suicide Gwendolyn Portzky and Kees van Heeringen; Part V. Management with Special Groups: 35. Intellectual disabilities across cultures Nick Bouras and Jean O'Hara; 36. Child psychiatry across cultures Nisha Dogra, Panos Vostanis and Niranjan Karnik; 37. Management of sexual dysfunction across cultures Padmal de Silva and Dinesh Bhugra; 38. Refugees and Mental Health Nasir Warfa and Kamaldeep Bhui; 39. Working with elderly persons across cultures Iqbal Ahmed and Carl I. Cohen; 40. Working in liaison psychiatry Jaideep Thoduguli and Santosh K. Chaturvedi; Part VI. Cultural Research and Training: 41. Scope of cultural psychiatry Horacio Fabrega Jr; 42. Coping with stressors: racism and migration Larkin Feeney and Brendan D. Kelly; Conclusions Dinesh Bhugra and Kamaldeep Bhui.


Review of the hardback: 'This is the first publication in the field to call itself a textbook …' Lancet

Review of the hardback: 'Bhugra and Bhui's edited volume is a superb work of scholarship: a great achievement. … It has been exceedingly well edited; all chapters are well written, without overlap of content and each begins with an editorial introduction putting the contribution into context. … Empathy and the ability to enable patients to tell us their stories are the skills that separate psychiatrists from the rest of the medical profession: this book serves as an aid to those skills and demonstrates the complexity of what a realistic scientific psychopathology has to engage with and the level of art clinicians have to aspire to. Given that all psychiatry must be cultural psychiatry, this book is recommended to all clinicians and given its high academic content, will be of great value to many researchers, particularly those interested in epidemiology for their service to psychiatry.' Journal of Mental Health


Pedro Ruiz, Laurence J. Kirmayer, Janis H. Jenkins, Michel Tousignant, Arlene Laliberté, Malcolm MacLachlan, Kate M. Loewenthal, Chia-Hui Chen, Shi-Kai Liu, Keh-Ming Lin, Kamaldeep Bhui, Dinesh Bhugra, Wen-Shing Tseng, Joseph Westermeyer, Daryl Somma, Mitchell G. Weiss, Sisira Siribaddana, Athula Sumathipala, John W. Berry, William W. Dressler, Geetha Desai, Santosh K. Chaturvedi, Assen Jablensky, Claudia Cooper, Paul Bebbington, Susan Salas, John Strang, Shamil Wanigaratne, Keith Hawton, Sarah A. Fortune, Matthieu Crews, Paul Moran, Padmal de Silva, Mervat Nasser, Nisha Dogra, Panos Vostanis, Niranjan Karnik, Thomas Stompe, Alexander Friedmann, Sheena MacKenzie, Ajit Shah, Joop de Jong, Digby Tantam, Harry Minas, Shu-Han Yu, Keh-Ming Lin, Shahe Kazarian, Andrew Sims, Gwendolyn Portzky, Kees van Heeringen, Nick Bouras, Jean O'Hara, Iqbal Ahmed, Carl I. Cohen, Jaideep Thoduguli, Horacio Fabrega Jr., Larkin Feeney, Brendan D. Kelly

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