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Mental disorders and syndromes found among Asia residing in The United States

UNCG Author/Contributor (non-UNCG co-authors, if there are any, appear on document)
Hazel N. Brown, Eloise R. Lewis Excellence Professor and Chair (Creator)
Institution
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
Web Site: http://library.uncg.edu/

Abstract: The Asian population in the United States is the fastest growing minority; consequently it behooves psychiatric nurses and other mental health professionals to be aware of symptom presentation of emotional problems that may differ from those of other population groups. Specific syndromes, psychiatric disorders, and symptoms that commonly present as physical disorders are discussed. Recommended adaptations of psychiatric interventions, including medications and other therapies, are offered to enable mental health professionals to provide culturally sensitive care. Mental health care that is culturally competent may improve access to care for Asians residing in the United States.

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Publication
Issues in Mental Health Nursing, 20(3), 275-296.
Language: English
Date: 1999
Keywords
Asians, Mental health care,