Determinants of Minority Mental Health and Wellness by Sana LoueDeterminants of Minority Mental Health and Wellness by Sana Loue

Determinants of Minority Mental Health and Wellness

bySana Loue

Paperback | October 29, 2010

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The United States is experiencing a dramatic shift in demographics, with minorities comprising a rapidly growing proportion of the population. It is anticipated that this will likely lead to substantial changes in previously established values, needs, and priorities of the population, including health and mental health for individuals, families, and society at large. This volume focuses on determinants of minority mental health and wellness. This emphasis necessarily raises the question of just who is a minority and how is minority to be defined. The term has been defined in any number of ways. Wirth (1945, p. 347) offered one of the earliest definitions of minority: We may define a minority as a group of people who, because of their physical or cultural characteristics, are singled out from the others in the society in which they live for differential and unequal treatment, and who therefore regard themselves as objects of collective discrimination. The existence of a minority in a society implies the existence of a corresponding dominant group enjoying higher social status and greater privileges.
Dr. Loue is known internationally for her research with minority communities, as well as research ethics and epidemiology. She is the Principal Investigator of a foundation-funded study examining the co-occurrence of mental illness and HIV risk among African-American men who have sex with men and an NIMH-funded study focusing on the cu...
Title:Determinants of Minority Mental Health and WellnessFormat:PaperbackDimensions:396 pagesPublished:October 29, 2010Publisher:Springer NatureLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1441925988

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Table of Contents

Health and Wellness.- City Living and Mental Health in History.- Mental Health, Mental Health Courts, and Minorities.- Migration and Mental Health.- Media, Minorities, and the Stigma of Mental Illness.- Minority Mental Health and Wellness: A Perspective from Health Care Systems.- Social Support, Mental Health, Minorities, and Acculturative Stress.- Religion and Mental Health Among Minorities and Immigrants in the U.S..- Cultural Considerations Regarding Perspectives on Mental Illness and Healing.- Gender and Minority Mental Health: The Case of Body Image.- Family Determinants of Minority Mental Health and Wellness.- Family-Focused Psychoeducational Programs for Minorities with Serious Mental Illness.- Socioeconomic Status: Risks and Resilience.- Psychiatric Genetics-An Update.- Substance Abuse in Minority Populations.- Neurocognitive Testing of Minorities in Mental Health Settings.- Stress and Resilience.- Methodological Challenges in Research on the Determinants of Minority Mental Health and Wellness.

Editorial Reviews

From the reviews:"The 18 chapters of this volume examine and critique current research as part of their discussion of the methods and issues that concern mental health assessment and treatment of minorities. . Throughout, the authors address each topic by offering broader, often theoretical approaches to the question of ethnicity and what constitutes minority culture. . This volume will be a valuable resource for social workers, therapists, and anyone working in public health." (SciTech Book News, March, 2009)"This book presents a comprehensive review of determinants of minority mental health and wellness from a multilevel perspective. . Graduate students and researchers/clinicians appear to be the intended audience. The book covers a wide range of important, specific issues and factors related to the determinants of minority mental health in the U.S." (Amy E Harley, Doody's Review Service, May, 2009)"Sana Loue and Martha Sajatovic have gathered a collection of chapters addressing mental health and illness in diverse groups of persons of color and highlight mental wellness. Health (a state of being) and wellness (the process of pursuing that state) are clearly defined, with individual and systemic barriers to wellness emphasized. . Determinants of Minority Mental Health and Wellness provides an adequate review of the area. . the book is well written and reasonably presented . ." (Carl C. Bell, Journal of the American Medical Association, Vol. 303 (6), 2010)