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Global Mental Health : Anthropological Perspectives
by Brandon A. Kohrt and Emily Mendenhall and Vikram Patel


Overview - While there is increasing political interest in research and policy-making for global mental health, there remain major gaps in the education of students in health fields for understanding the complexities of diverse mental health conditions. Drawing on the experience of many well-known experts in this area, this book uses engaging narratives to illustrate that mental illnesses are not only problems experienced by individuals but must also be understood and treated at the social and cultural levels.  Read more...

 
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Overview
While there is increasing political interest in research and policy-making for global mental health, there remain major gaps in the education of students in health fields for understanding the complexities of diverse mental health conditions. Drawing on the experience of many well-known experts in this area, this book uses engaging narratives to illustrate that mental illnesses are not only problems experienced by individuals but must also be understood and treated at the social and cultural levels. The book -includes discussion of traditional versus biomedical beliefs about mental illness, the role of culture in mental illness, intersections between religion and mental health, intersections of mind and body, and access to health care; -is ideal for courses on global mental health in psychology, public health, and anthropology departments and other health-related programs.

 
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  • ISBN-13: 9781611329247
  • ISBN-10: 1611329248
  • Publisher: Left Coast Pr
  • Publish Date: March 2015
  • Page Count: 389
  • Dimensions: 1 x 6 x 8.75 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.38 pounds


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