Culture and Psychiatric Diagnosis

Culture and Psychiatric Diagnosis : A DSM-IV (R) Perspective

3 (2 ratings by Goodreads)
Edited by  , Edited by  , Edited by  , Edited by 

List price: US$86.99

Currently unavailable

We can notify you when this item is back in stock

Add to wishlist

AbeBooks may have this title (opens in new window).

Try AbeBooks

Description

The United States will no longer have a Caucasian majority in the second half of the 21st century. Evidence shows that misdiagnosis of mental disorders occurs more frequently in minority populations. Thus, the domestic and international utility of DSM-IV and its companions will depend on their suitability for use with various cultures.A key feature of this volume is the collaboration of cultural experts, members of the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH ) Culture and Diagnosis Group, nosologists, and members of the DSM-IV Task Force and Work Groups. The NIMH and the American Psychiatric Association held a conference on Culture and Psychiatric Diagnosis to prepare for DSM-IV. Culture and Psychiatric Diagnosis developed from that meeting to enhance the cultural validity of DSM-IV.If clinicians are to become culturally sensitive, they must understand the criteria that define a disorder and consider the cultural context of the person being examined. They can then ascertain whether the criteria are applicable in the present cultural context of the patient. Culture and Psychiatric Diagnosis will benefit all clinicians treating minority patients because it documents and clarifies how cultural factors influence psychopathology; the manifestations, assessment, and course of mental disorders, and the response to treatment.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 384 pages
  • 154.9 x 231.1 x 35.6mm | 635.04g
  • American Psychiatric Association Publishing
  • VA, United States
  • English
  • 1585621285
  • 9781585621286
  • 2,388,350

Review quote

Those interested in having their comfortable and cozy diagnostic system challenged should find this book interesting reading.... I enjoyed reading this book. The introductory chapters by Fabrega and Kleinman were excellent in dealing with the key concepts on the topic. They were challenging, intellectually stimulating and easy to follow. The concluding chapter on knowledge, power and diagnosis by Good should appeal to anybody with an interest in the direction of diagnostic formulation and the general future of psychiatry; it was the highlight of the book and made me think again about my own diagnostic ways. * Australian and New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry *show more

About Juan E. Mezzich

Juan E. Mezzich, M.D., Ph.D., is Chair of the NIMH Culture and Diagnosis Group and Professor of Psychiatry and Head of the Division of Psychiatric Epidemiology, Mount Sinai School of Medicine, City University of New York.Arthur Kleinman, M.D., is Professor of Anthropology and Psychiatry and Chair of the Department of Social Medicine at Harvard University, Boston, Massachusetts.Horacio Fabrega, Jr., M.D., is Professor of Psychiatry and Anthropology at the University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.Delores L. Parron, Ph.D., is Associate Director for Special Populations at the National Institute of Mental Health, Rockville, Maryland.show more

Flap copy

The United States will no longer have a Caucasian majority in the second half of the 21st century. Evidence shows that misdiagnosis of mental disorders occurs more frequently in minority populations. Thus, the domestic and international utility of DSM-IV and its companions will depend on their suitability for use with various cultures. A key feature of this volume is the collaboration of cultural experts, members of the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH ) Culture and Diagnosis Group, nosologists, and members of the DSM-IV Task Force and Work Groups. The NIMH and the American Psychiatric Association held a conference on Culture and Psychiatric Diagnosis to prepare for DSM-IV. Culture and Psychiatric Diagnosis developed from that meeting to enhance the cultural validity of DSM-IV. If clinicians are to become culturally sensitive, they must understand the criteria that define a disorder and consider the cultural context of the person being examined. They can then ascertain whether the criteria are applicable in the present cultural context of the patient. Culture and Psychiatric Diagnosis will benefit all clinicians treating minority patients because it documents and clarifies how cultural factors influence psychopathology; the manifestations, assessment, and course of mental disorders, and the response to treatment.show more

Table of contents

General issues on diagnosis, culture, and ethnic perspectives. Organic and psychotic disorders. Substance-related disorders. Mood and anxiety disorders. Somatoform and dissociative disorders. Eating and sexual disorders. Adjustment and stress disorders. Personality disorders. Childhood-onset disorders. Culture-bound syndromes. Multiaxial issues. Epilogue. Index.show more

Rating details

2 ratings
3 out of 5 stars
5 0% (0)
4 0% (0)
3 100% (2)
2 0% (0)
1 0% (0)
Book ratings by Goodreads
Goodreads is the world's largest site for readers with over 50 million reviews. We're featuring millions of their reader ratings on our book pages to help you find your new favourite book. Close X