Diversity Issues in the Diagnosis, Treatment, and Research of Mood Disorders

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Oxford University Press, Nov 26, 2007 - Psychology - 320 pages
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Mood disorders, like depression, bipolar disorder, and dysthymia, are common psychological illnesses that occur worldwide and across the life-span. There is a growing consensus among mental health clinicians and researchers that culture and cultural contect are often key determinants in mood disorder prevention and outcome. It have become increasingly apparent that an appropriate understanding of culture is essential for treatments to be effective, and for optimal outcomes to be obtained by individuals suffering from these conditions. This text focuses on cross-cultural issues arising in the context of diagnosis, treatment, and research of mood disorders within diverse populations of the United States. With specific case examples to supplement the topics reviewed in each chapter, this important volume will be of great interest to all clinicians and researchers working in the area of mood disorders.
 

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Contents

1 Using Care With Culture
3
2 Issues in the Diagnosis and Assessment of Mood Disorders in Minorities
17
3 CultureSpecific Diagnoses and Their Relationship to Mood Disorders
32
4 The Epidemiology of Mood Disorders Among US Minority Populations
54
5 Treatment Modalities and Culture
69
6 Health Care Seeking and Access
94
A Review
110
Considering the Critical Role of Interpreters and Language in the Psychiatric Evaluation of NonEnglishSpeaking Patients
135
10 Models for the Delivery of Care
178
11 Factoring Culture Into Outcomes Measurement in Mental Health
196
12 Psychopharmacology and Culture
215
13 Legal and Ethical Issues in Research Relating to Mood Disorders
231
14 Strategies for Recruitment and Retention of Minorities in Research of Mood Disorders
250
Awareness and Appreciation of Cultural Issues in Mental Health
270
Index
301
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9 The Role of Family Diversity in the Diagnosis and Treatment of Mood Disorders
164

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