The Culture of Mental Illness and Psychiatric Practice in Africa

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EMMANUEL AKYEAMPONG, ALLAN G HILL, ARTHUR M KLEINMAN
Indiana University Press, 1.5.2015 - 362 sivua
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In many African countries, mental health issues, including the burden of serious mental illness and trauma, have not been adequately addressed. These essays shed light on the treatment of common and chronic mental disorders, including mental illness and treatment in the current climate of economic and political instability, access to health care, access to medicines, and the impact of HIV-AIDS and other chronic illness on mental health. While problems are rampant and carry real and devastating consequences, this volume promotes an understanding of the African mental health landscape in service of reform.

 

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Culture Mental Illness and Psychiatric Practice in Africa
1
1 A Historical Overview of Psychiatry in Africa
24
The Triad of Depression Anxiety and Somatization
50
3 Schizophrenia and Psychosis in West Africa
73
A SocialPsychological Perspective
112
5 Children and Adolescent Mental Health in South Africa
144
6 Some Aspects of Mental Illness in FrenchSpeaking West Africa
163
7 Womens SelfReported Mental Health in Accra Ghana
186
Perspectives from SubSaharan Africa
223
10 The Role of Traditional Healers in Mental Health Care in Africa
249
11 Improving Access to Psychiatric Medicines in Africa
262
African Psychiatry in the TwentyFirst Century
282
13 Using Mixed Methods to Plan and Evaluate Mental Health Programs for WarAffected Children in SubSaharan Africa
311
Contributors
333
Index
337
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Sex AIDS and Mental Health Reform in South Africa
204

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Emmanuel Akyeampong is Professor of History and of African and African American Studies at Harvard University.

Allan Hill is Andelot Professor of Demography at the Harvard School of Public Health.

Arthur Kleinman is the Esther and Sidney Rabb Professor of Anthropology, Harvard University, and Professor of Medical Anthropology in Global Health and Social Medicine and Professor of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School.

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