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Aliens and Alienists

Ethnic Minorities and Psychiatry

Aliens and Alienists by Maurice Lipsedge
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In this classic text the authors examine the links between racism, psychological ill health and inadequate treatment of ethnic minorities. Through a series of case studies they discuss:
* the psychological legacy of colonialism and slavery
* the racist bias in psychiatric and psychological theory
* diagnostic bias
* the role of religion in mental health or illness
* the value of anthropological and pschoanalytic insights.
The concluding chapter in this edition reviews the development of 'transcultural psychiatry' and summarises changes in administration of the Mental Health Act.
Taylor and Francis; July 2005
372 pages; ISBN 9781134728886
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Title: Aliens and Alienists
Author: Maurice Lipsedge; Roland Littlewood