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Mental Health in Asia and the Pacific : Historical and Comparative Perspectives (Hardcover)

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This book will provide the reader with analytical histories of psychiatry and policy and services development in 20 culturally, socially, economically and politically diverse countries in Asia and the Pacific. But also focuses on mental disorders as a significant and growing part of the burden of disease and disability at the national and global levels, and on their prevention as well as treatment. From this perspective, it conceives of them as a major public health problem. The following are included: China, India, Pakistan, Japan, South Korea, Taiwan, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia, The Philippines, Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, Australia, Papua New Guinea , Fiji, and the smaller Pacific Islands nations. Each chapter focuses on a particular country, The book shows how the history and cultural, economic, social and political contexts of different Asian and Pacific countries have influenced the pattern of disorders on the one hand and the development of services and policy on the other. In addition, it looks at the influence, in each country, of international forces such as the growth of global health policy, especially through WHO in the last 50 to 60 years, the emergence of international classification systems (whether ICD or DSM), and Western psychiatry (in both the colonial and postcolonial eras) as the source of professional knowledge and training.
Genre: Psychology, Medical
Series Title: International and Cultural Psychology
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Springer Verlag
Language: English
Street Date: February 27, 2017
TCIN: 51563785
UPC: 9781489979971
Item Number (DPCI): 248-26-2509
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