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Mental health in Asia and the Pacific : historical and cultural perspectives / Harry Minas, Milton Lewis, editors.

Contributor(s): Minas, I. H. (I. Harry) [editor.] | Lewis, Milton James [editor.]Series: International and cultural psychology seriesDescription: xi, 327 pages ; 25 cmISBN: 9781489979971; 1489979972Subject(s): Mental Health -- history | Mental Health Services -- history | History, 18th Century | History, 19th Century | History, 20th Century | History, 21st Century | Mental health -- Pacific Area -- History | Mental health -- Asia -- History | Mental health | Asia | Australasia | Asia | Pacific AreaGenre/Form: History.LOC classification: RA790.7.P16 | M46 2017NLM classification: 2017 E-383 | WM 11 JA1
Contents:
1. Why historical, cultural, social, economic and political perspectives on mental health matter / Milton Lewis, Harry Minas -- 2. Mental health in Pakistan : yesterday, today and tomorrow / Sufdar A. Sohail, Akhtar A. Syed, Atif Rahman -- 3. Psychiatry in India : historical roots, development as a discipline and contemporary context / Sanjeev Jain, Alok Sarin, Nadja van Ginneken, Pratima Murthy, Christopher Harding, Sudipto Chatterjee -- 4. Mental health system development in Sri Lanka / Harry Minas, Jayan Mendis, Teresa Hall -- 5. Mental health in Korea : past and present / Min Sung-kil, Yeo In-sok -- 6. Mental health system in Japan after the Meji restoration : historical observations / Naotaka Shinfuku -- 7. A history of mental healthcare in Taiwan / Harry Yi-Jui Wu, Andrew Tai-Ann Cheng -- 8. Mental health in Thailand : historical and cultural perspectives / Apichai Mongkol -- 9. Mental health in Cambodia / Sotheara Chhim -- 10. Mental health in Vietnam / Harry Minas, Claire Edington, Nhan la, Ritsuko Kakuma.
11. Historical and cultural perspectives from the Philippines / Lourdes Ladrido-Ignacio, Michael tan, Jeffrey Sebastian Quiring -- 12. From centralized to decentralized service : mental health and psychiatry in Malaysia / Heong Hong Por, Mohamed Hatta Shaharom -- 13. Mental health and psychiatry in Singapore : from asylum to community care / Kh Seng Loh, Ee Heok Kua, Rathi Mahendran -- 14. Psychiatry and mental health care in Indonesia from colonial to modern times / Hans Pols, Sasanto Wibisono -- 15. The history of mental health in Papua New Guinea / Graham J. Roberts -- 16. The history of mental health in Fiji / Graham J. Roberts, Jacqueline Leckie and Odille Chang -- 17. Mental health in the smaller Pacific states / Jacqueline Leckie and Frances Hughes -- 18. Grafting and crafting New Zealand's mental health policy / Warwick Brunton, Peter McGeorge -- 19. Mental health in Australia, 1788-2015 : a history of responses to cultural and social challenges / Milton Lewis, Stephen Garton.
Summary: This far-reaching volume analyzes the social, cultural, political, and economic factors contributing to mental health issues and shaping treatment options in the Asian and Pacific world. Multiple lenses examine complex experiences and needs in this vast region, identifying not only cultural issues at the individual and collective levels, but also the impacts of colonial history, effects of war and disasters, and the current climate of globalization on mental illness and its care. These concerns are located in the larger context of physical health and its determinants, worldwide goals such as reducing global poverty, and the evolving mental health response to meet rising challenges affecting the diverse populations of the region. Chapters focus on countries in East, Southeast, and South Asia plus Oceania and Australia, describing: National history of psychiatry and its acceptance. Present-day mental health practice and services. Mental/physical health impact of recent social change. Disparities in accessibility, service delivery, and quality of care. Collaborations with indigenous and community approaches to healing. Current mental health resources, the state of policy, and areas for intervention. A welcome addition to the global health literature, Mental Health in Asia and the Pacific brings historical depth and present-day insight to practitioners providing services in this diverse area of the world as well as researchers and policymakers studying the region.
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Available This far-reaching volume analyzes the social, cultural, political, and economic factors contributing to mental health issues and shaping treatment options in the Asian and Pacific world. Multiple lenses examine complex experiences and needs in this vast region, identifying not only cultural issues at the individual and collective levels, but also the impacts of colonial history, effects of war and disasters, and the current climate of globalization on mental illness and its care. These concerns are located in the larger context of physical health and its determinants, worldwide goals such as reducing global poverty, and the evolving mental health response to meet rising challenges affecting the diverse populations of the region. Chapters focus on countries in East, Southeast, and South Asia plus Oceania and Australia, describing: National history of psychiatry and its acceptance. Present-day mental health practice and services. Mental/physical health impact of recent social change. Disparities in accessibility, service delivery, and quality of care. Collaborations with indigenous and community approaches to healing. Current mental health resources, the state of policy, and areas for intervention. A welcome addition to the global health literature, Mental Health in Asia and the Pacific brings historical depth and present-day insight to practitioners providing services in this diverse area of the world as well as researchers and policymakers studying the region. A41311175
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Includes bibliographical references and index.

1. Why historical, cultural, social, economic and political perspectives on mental health matter / Milton Lewis, Harry Minas -- 2. Mental health in Pakistan : yesterday, today and tomorrow / Sufdar A. Sohail, Akhtar A. Syed, Atif Rahman -- 3. Psychiatry in India : historical roots, development as a discipline and contemporary context / Sanjeev Jain, Alok Sarin, Nadja van Ginneken, Pratima Murthy, Christopher Harding, Sudipto Chatterjee -- 4. Mental health system development in Sri Lanka / Harry Minas, Jayan Mendis, Teresa Hall -- 5. Mental health in Korea : past and present / Min Sung-kil, Yeo In-sok -- 6. Mental health system in Japan after the Meji restoration : historical observations / Naotaka Shinfuku -- 7. A history of mental healthcare in Taiwan / Harry Yi-Jui Wu, Andrew Tai-Ann Cheng -- 8. Mental health in Thailand : historical and cultural perspectives / Apichai Mongkol -- 9. Mental health in Cambodia / Sotheara Chhim -- 10. Mental health in Vietnam / Harry Minas, Claire Edington, Nhan la, Ritsuko Kakuma.

11. Historical and cultural perspectives from the Philippines / Lourdes Ladrido-Ignacio, Michael tan, Jeffrey Sebastian Quiring -- 12. From centralized to decentralized service : mental health and psychiatry in Malaysia / Heong Hong Por, Mohamed Hatta Shaharom -- 13. Mental health and psychiatry in Singapore : from asylum to community care / Kh Seng Loh, Ee Heok Kua, Rathi Mahendran -- 14. Psychiatry and mental health care in Indonesia from colonial to modern times / Hans Pols, Sasanto Wibisono -- 15. The history of mental health in Papua New Guinea / Graham J. Roberts -- 16. The history of mental health in Fiji / Graham J. Roberts, Jacqueline Leckie and Odille Chang -- 17. Mental health in the smaller Pacific states / Jacqueline Leckie and Frances Hughes -- 18. Grafting and crafting New Zealand's mental health policy / Warwick Brunton, Peter McGeorge -- 19. Mental health in Australia, 1788-2015 : a history of responses to cultural and social challenges / Milton Lewis, Stephen Garton.

This far-reaching volume analyzes the social, cultural, political, and economic factors contributing to mental health issues and shaping treatment options in the Asian and Pacific world. Multiple lenses examine complex experiences and needs in this vast region, identifying not only cultural issues at the individual and collective levels, but also the impacts of colonial history, effects of war and disasters, and the current climate of globalization on mental illness and its care. These concerns are located in the larger context of physical health and its determinants, worldwide goals such as reducing global poverty, and the evolving mental health response to meet rising challenges affecting the diverse populations of the region. Chapters focus on countries in East, Southeast, and South Asia plus Oceania and Australia, describing: National history of psychiatry and its acceptance. Present-day mental health practice and services. Mental/physical health impact of recent social change. Disparities in accessibility, service delivery, and quality of care. Collaborations with indigenous and community approaches to healing. Current mental health resources, the state of policy, and areas for intervention. A welcome addition to the global health literature, Mental Health in Asia and the Pacific brings historical depth and present-day insight to practitioners providing services in this diverse area of the world as well as researchers and policymakers studying the region.