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Rethinking Psychiatry From Cultural Category to Personal Experience

ISBN-10: 0029174422
ISBN-13: 9780029174425
Edition: 1991
Authors: Arthur Kleinman
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Description: In this book, Leinman proposes an international view of mental illness and mental care. He examines how the prevalence and nature of disorders vary in different cultures, how clinicians make their diagnoses, and how they heal, and the educational  More...

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Book details

List price: $20.95
Copyright year: 1991
Publisher: Free Press
Publication date: 3/4/1991
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 237
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.880
Language: English

In this book, Leinman proposes an international view of mental illness and mental care. He examines how the prevalence and nature of disorders vary in different cultures, how clinicians make their diagnoses, and how they heal, and the educational and practical implications of a true understanding of the interplay between biology and culture.

Arthur Kleinmanis Professor of Medical Anthropology at Harvard University;Yunxiang Yanis a Professor at the University of California, Los Angeles;Jing Junis a Professor at Tsinghua University (Beijing);Sing Leeis a Professor at Chinese University of Hong Kong;Everett Zhangis a Professor at Princeton University;Pan Tianshuis a Professor at Fudan University (Shanghai);Wu FeiandGuo Jinhuaare Professors at Peking University (Beijing).

Preface
Prologue Why Anthropology?
What Is a Psychiatric Diagnosis?
Do Psychiatric Disorders Differ in Different Cultures? The Methodological Questions
Do Psychiatric Disorders Differ in Different Cultures? The Findings
Do Social Relations and Cultural Meanings Contribute to the Onset and Course of Mental Illness?
How Do Professional Values Influence the Work of Psychiatrists?
How Do Psychiatrists Heal?
What Relationship Should Psychiatry Have to Social Science?
Epilogue
Notes
Bibliography
Index

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