Determinants of Minority Mental Health and Wellness

Editors: Loue, Sana, Sajatovic, Martha (Eds.)

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Determinants of Minority Mental Health and Wellness

Edited by Sana Loue and Martha Sajatovic

Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland

Among members of minority groups, the experience and stigma of mental illness vary widely; the same holds true for coping, adjustment, and resilience. These views are central to a burgeoning literature analyzing the issues either by population or by diagnosis. Determinants of Minority Mental Health and Wellness complements these approaches by focusing on risk factors, protective factors, and prevention strategies across a wide range of cultural, ethnic, sexual, and other minorities. Noted contributors examine the roles played by health determinants based on the Bronfenbrenner model, beginning with larger societal dynamics and progressing to individual behavior and choices. In addition, the book pinpoints critical concepts of mental health and well-being, and refines the concept of the minority in our demographically fluid society, for coverage that is relevant, challenging, and scholarly.

Chapter authors explore risk and protective factors at four levels:

  • Macrosocial: political/legal, urbanization/migration, health care systems, the media.
  • Exosystemic: healing traditions, religion/spirituality, social support, education, gender, subgroups, discrimination.
  • Microsystemic: family dynamics, socioeconomic status.
  • Ontogenic: genetics, mental illness, cognitive functioning, stress/resilience, substance use/abuse.

Plus critical discussion is included on:

  • Methodological challenges in conducting research.

  • Why social systems often fall short, and what we can do to improve them.

Determinants of Minority Mental Health and Wellness gives clinicians specialized tools for tapping into client strengths, revealing new avenues for therapy. It makes a superior research reference and graduate text in a variety of fields, among them public health, psychology, sexuality, epidemiology, counseling, and social work.

About the authors

Dr. Loue is known internationally for her research with minority communities, as well as research ethics and epidemiology. She is the Principal Investigator of a foundation-funded study examining the co-occurrence of mental illness and HIV risk among African-American men who have sex with men and an NIMH-funded study focusing on the cultural context of HIV risk among Latinas with severe mental illness. Dr. Sajatovic is a psychiatrist with significant expertise in mood disorders and an increasing research and clinical focus on the delivery of quality mental health care to minority populations.

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From the reviews:

"The 18 chapters of this volume examine and critique current research as part of their discussion of the methods and issues that concern mental health assessment and treatment of minorities. … Throughout, the authors address each topic by offering broader, often theoretical approaches to the question of ethnicity and what constitutes minority culture. … This volume will be a valuable resource for social workers, therapists, and anyone working in public health." (SciTech Book News, March, 2009)

"This book presents a comprehensive review of determinants of minority mental health and wellness from a multilevel perspective. … Graduate students and researchers/clinicians appear to be the intended audience. The book covers a wide range of important, specific issues and factors related to the determinants of minority mental health in the U.S." (Amy E Harley, Doody’s Review Service, May, 2009)

“Sana Loue and Martha Sajatovic have gathered a collection of chapters addressing mental health and illness in diverse groups of persons of color and highlight mental wellness. Health (a state of being) and wellness (the process of pursuing that state) are clearly defined, with individual and systemic barriers to wellness emphasized. … Determinants of Minority Mental Health and Wellness provides an adequate review of the area. … the book is well written and reasonably presented … .” (Carl C. Bell, Journal of the American Medical Association, Vol. 303 (6), 2010)

Table of contents (18 chapters)

Table of contents (18 chapters)

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eBook 79,72 €
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Hardcover 98,79 €
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  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Determinants of Minority Mental Health and Wellness
Editors
  • Sana Loue
  • Martha Sajatovic
Copyright
2009
Publisher
Springer-Verlag New York
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag New York
eBook ISBN
978-0-387-75659-2
DOI
10.1007/978-0-387-75659-2
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-387-75658-5
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4419-2598-5
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XII, 396
Number of Illustrations
11 b/w illustrations
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