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Mental health in Africa and the Americas today

a book of conference proceedings

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Published by Chrisolith Books in Nashville, TN .
Written in English

    Places:
  • Africa,
  • United States
    • Subjects:
    • Mental health -- Africa -- Congresses.,
    • Mental health services -- Africa -- Congresses.,
    • Mental health -- United States -- Congresses.,
    • Mental health services -- United States -- Congresses.,
    • Psychotherapy -- congresses.,
    • Mental Disorders -- congresses.,
    • Mental Health Services -- congresses.,
    • Cross-Cultural Comparison -- congresses.

    • Edition Notes

      Statementedited by Samuel O. Okpaku.
      ContributionsOkpaku, Samuel O., African Psychiatric Association., American Psychiatric Association., Black Psychiatrists of America.
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsRA790.A2 M45 1991
      The Physical Object
      Paginationxxiii, 507 p. :
      Number of Pages507
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL1150835M
      ISBN 100916085015
      LC Control Number94124817
      OCLC/WorldCa26962580

      Search the world's most comprehensive index of full-text books. My library. African Americans share the same mental health issues as the rest of the population, with arguably even greater stressors due to racism, prejudice, and economic disparities.

      A review of the history of mental health includes few references to the African-American experience. Robert Meinsma's Brief History of Mental Therapy offers a review of philosophical and medical views on mental illness dating back to BC that includes nearly a thousand entries.   According to the World Health Organization, most countries in Africa, if they have a dedicated budget for mental health care at all, devote an average of less than 1 percent of their health.

        Generation at risk: America's youngest facing mental health crisis Teens are known for their moodiness, and adolescence — a turbulent time of life — is one of the most vulnerable periods to.   Common Mental Health Conditions: By The Statistics. Unfortunately, there are a lot of misconceptions out there about particular mental health conditions — for example, that people who are anxious appear “nervous” all the time, or that PTSD is a rare condition only affecting people who have witnessed war or terrorism.


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Mental Health in Africa and the Americas Today by Samuel Okpaku (Editor) ISBN Mental health professionals, practitioners, & policy makers engaged in contemporary multicultural & transcultural settings will find this book to be a vivid description of mental health in African, American, & Caribbean societies -- a welcome addition to their continuing education.

"African psychiatry has much to teach us in the West. Based on data obtained from a United States National Survey of Black Americans, the book first discusses psychological and sociological factors affecting life satisfaction.

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