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Latina/o American Health and Mental Health : Practices and Challenges - (Hardcover)
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Essential reading for health and mental health administrators, community agencies, and policy makers as well as students and general interest readers, this book details the state of the physical and mental health of many Latina/o American groups.
• Examines the prevalence of psychological disorders and chronic physical diseases among various Latina/o groups in the US
• Reviews culture-specific treatments and community efforts to improve mental health
• Discusses spiritual and indigenous practices such as Curanderismo, Santeria, and Espiritismo and their applications to health and mental health
• Provides recommendations for eliminating barriers to health and mental health care for individuals belonging to Latina/o groups