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

Hardcover | October 18, 2007

bySana Loue, Martha Sajatovic, Jeffrey Longhofer

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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 mooddisorder 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 arisingin 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 areaof mood disorders.

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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 mooddisorder prevention and outcome. It have beco...

Sana Loue is a Professor of Epidemiology and Biostatistics at the School of Medicine at Case Western Reserve University. Martha Sajatovic is an Associate Professor Geropsychiatry, School of Medicine at Case Western Reserve University. Jeffrey Longhofer is in the Department of Psychological Anthropology at Case Western Reserve Univers...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:352 pages, 6.3 × 9.29 × 0.71 inPublished:October 18, 2007Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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1. Jeffrey L. Longhofer, Elizabeth Song Carpenter, and Megan Nordquest: Using Care with Culture2. Humberto Marin and Javier Escobar: Issues in the Diagnosis and Assessment of Mood Disorders in Minorities3. Peter Guarnaccia and Igda Martinez Pincay: Culture-Specific Diagnoses and Their Relationship to Mood Disorders4. Sana Loue: The Epidemiology of Mood Disorders Among U.S. Minority Populations6. Earnestine Willis and Sheryl E. Allen: Health Care Seeking and Access7. Declan Barry and Mark Beitel: The Scientific Status of Complementary and Alternative Medicines for Mood Disorders: A Review8. Carey Jackson, Doug Zatzick, Raymond Harris, and Lorin Gardiner: Loss in Translation: Considering the Critical Role of Interpreters and Language in the Psychiatric Evaluation of Non-English Speaking Patients9. Amy West and Geri Donenberg: The Role of Family Diversity in the Diagnosis and Treatment of Mood Disorders10. Amy M. Kilbourne: Models for the Delivery of Care11. Matt Mendenhall: Factoring Culture into Outcomes Measurement in Mental Health12. Martha Sajatovic and Matthew A. Fuller: Psychopharmacology and Culture13. Sana Loue: Legal and Ethical Issues in Research Relating to Mood Disorders14. Esperanza Diaz and Cristina I. Huebner: Strategies for Recruitment and Retention of Minorities in Research of Mood Disorders15. Elizabeth J. Kramer, Cynthia I. Resendez, and Iqbal Ahmed: Training the Next Generation of Health Care Professionals: Awareness and Appreciation of Cultural Issues in Mental HealthIndex.