Assessing Mental Health Across Cultures by Lena Andary, Yvonne Stolk

By Lena Andary, Yvonne Stolk

We dwell in a multicultural society, but how good can we comprehend the variations that exist throughout cultures and the way they might impression on psychological healthiness and psychological health and wellbeing assessment?
Assessing psychological  health and wellbeing throughout Cultures offers a framework for psychological future health execs and scholars to procure an in-depth knowing of a shopper whose  cultural historical past is various to their very own. The e-book makes use of a mix of theoretical dialogue and case examples set within the context of Australia’s multicultural society.
 
Chapter titles include:
concerns and Dilemmas in prognosis throughout Cultures
Cultural Values, the experience of Self and Psychiatric Assessment
Expression and conversation of misery throughout Cultures
concerns in Translating psychological healthiness phrases throughout Cultures
Crosscultural ideals approximately Illness
Negotiating Explanatory Models

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Assessing Mental Health Across Cultures

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The ward staff thought they were catastrophising and believed that Lin’s family should accept her just for being her, regardless of her achievements.

For example, in Vietnamese there are no words for “I” and “you”. Instead, others and the self are addressed in terms of relationships, such as “uncle” and “little sister”. In this situation a person is defined not on the basis of individual attributes, but upon their position and role within the family. An “older brother” has certain responsibilities in common with all “older brothers”. These terms are also applied to people who do not literally occupy that relationship to the individual, but they denote relative terms of respect.

Affect, somatic vs. affective) (Good, 1996b, p. 348). Fundamental to the lack of crosscultural validity of the DSM-IV are ethnocentric assumptions about the nature of human activity, the self, emotions, the mind and body, society, normality and pathology. In this section some of these assumptions will be introduced and then explored in greater detail in subsequent chapters. An individualist sense of self. Criteria for mental health in DSM-IV imply that the person should have a stable, individualist sense of self, defined independently of, or separately from, others.

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