From Research to Practice

Hrsg. von S. Barnow, N. Balkir

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 ethnic 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 Practice is an important resource for researchers and in particular for any mental health professional who works with ethnically diverse communities.

cover_cultural-variations-in-psychopathology.jpgSven Barnow & Nazli Balkir (Editors)
Cultural Variations in Psychopathology
From Research to Practice
2013, viii + 286 pp.
ISBN 978-0-88937-434-8
US $63.00 / £ 36.00 / € 44.95

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Table of Contents:

Preface & Acknowledgments

I. Introduction: The Relevance of Culture for Mental Health and Illness

II. How Culture Shapes Our Brain

III. The Interplay Between Culture and Emotion Regulation: Implications for Mental Health

IV. Diagnosis: Culture and Psychiatric Disorders

V. Treatment: Taking Culture Into Account