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Title Global mental health : anthropological perspectives / edited by Brandon Kohrt and Emily Mendenhall
Published Walnut Creek, California : Left Coast Press, Inc., [2015]
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Description 1 online resource (389 pages) : illustrations
Series Anthropology and global public health ; 2
Anthropology and global public health ; v. 2
Contents Historical background : medical anthropology and global mental health / by Brandon Kohrt, Emily Mendenhall, and Peter J. Brown -- Anthropological methods in global mental health research / by Emily Mendenhall and Brandon Kohrt -- Water, worry, and Dona Paloma : why water security is fundamental to global mental health / by Amber Wutich, Alexandra Brewis, Jose B. Rosales Chavez, Charu L. Jaiswal -- Life in transit : mental health, temporality and urban displacement for Iraqi refugees / by Nadia El-Shaarawi -- Reconnecting hope : khat consumption, time, and mental wellbeing among unemployed young men in Jimma, Ethiopia / by Daniel Mains -- The greater good : surviving sexual violence for schooling / by Eileen Anderson-Fye -- Grandmothers, children, and intergenerational distress in Nicaraguan transnational families / by Kristin Yarris -- Addiction in Colombia : local lives, broader lessons / by Daniel H. Lende and Sarah Fishleder -- Life "under the wire" : perceived discrimination and mental health of Haitian migrants in the Dominican Republic / by Hunter Keys -- Festive fighting and forgiving : ritual and resilience among indigenous Indian "conservation refugees" / by Jeffrey Snodgrass -- Who belongs in a psychiatric hospital? : post-socialist Romania in the age of globalizing psychiatry / by Jack Friedman -- The "cost" of healthcare : poverty, depression, and diabetes among Mexican immigrants in the United States / by Emily Mendenhall -- The few, the proud : women combat veterans and posttraumatic stress disorder in the U.S. / by Erin P. Finley -- Cultural competence and its discontents : reflections on a mandatory course for psychiatry residents / by Sarah S. Willen and Anne Kohler -- People, praxis, and power in global mental health : anthropology and the experience gap / by Brandon A. Kohrt with Reverend Bill Jallah -- Thinking too much in the Central Plateau : an apprenticeship approach to treating local distress in Haiti / by Bonnie N. Kaiser and Kristen E. McLean -- Task-shifting in global health : mental health implications for community health workers and volunteers / by Kenneth Maes -- "We Can't Find This Spirit of Help" : Mental Health, Social Issues, and Community Home-Based Care Providers in central Mozambique / by Ippolytos Kalofonos -- Shared humanity among non-specialist peer care providers for persons living with psychosis : implications for global mental health / by Neely Myers
Summary 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.--Cover
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Anthropology, Medical.
Mental Health Services.
Global Health.
Health Services Accessibility.
Medical anthropology.
Mental health services.
Social medicine.
World health.
Medical anthropology.
Mental health services.
Social medicine.
World health.
Form Electronic book
Author Kohrt, Brandon, editor.
Mendenhall, Emily, 1982- editor.
LC no. 2014041403
ISBN 1315428040