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Title Mental health in Asia and the Pacific : historical and cultural perspectives / Harry Minas, Milton Lewis, editors.
Imprint New York, NY : Springer, [2017]

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Series International and cultural psychology
International and cultural psychology series.
Subject Mental health -- Pacific Area.
Mental health -- Asia.
Mental Health -- history.
Mental Health Services -- history.
History, 18th Century.
History, 19th Century.
History, 20th Century.
History, 21st Century.
Alt Name Minas, I. H. (I. Harry),
Lewis, Milton,
Description 1 online resource.
polychrome rdacc
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and index.
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.
Contents Why historical, cultural, social, economic and political perspectives on mental health matter / Milton Lewis and Harry Minas -- Mental health in Pakistan : yesterday, today and tomorrow / Safdar A. Sohail, Akhtar A. Syed and Atif Rahman -- Psychiatry in India : historical roots, development as a discipline and contemporary context / Sanjeev Jain, Alok Sarin, Nadja van Ginneken, Pratima Murthy, Christopher Harding and Sudipto Chatterjee -- Mental health system development in Sri Lanka / Harry Minas, Jayan Mendis and Teresa Hall -- Mental health in Korea : past and present / Min Sung-kil and Yeo In-sok -- Mental health system in Japan after the Meiji Restoration : historical observations / Naotaka Shinfuku -- A History of mental healthcare in Taiwan / Harry Yi-Jui Wu and Andrew Tai-Ann Cheng -- Mental health in Thailand : historical and cultural perspectives / Apichai Mongkol -- Mental health in Cambodia / Sotheara Chhim -- Mental health in Vietnam / Harry Minas, Claire Edington, Nhan La and Ritsuko Kakuma -- Historical and cultural perspectives from the Philippines / Lourdes Ladrido-Ignacio, Michael Tan and Joffrey Sebastian Quiring -- From centralized to decentralized service : mental health and psychiatry in Malaysia / Heong Hong Por and Mohamed Hatta Shaharom -- Mental health and psychiatry in Singapore : from asylum to community care / Kah Seng Loh, Ee Heok Kua and Rathi Mahendran -- Psychiatry and mental health care in Indonesia from colonial to modern times / Hans Pols and Sasanto Wibisono -- The history of mental health in Papua New Guinea / Graham J. Roberts -- The history of mental health in Fiji / Graham J. Roberts, Jacqueline Leckie and Odille Chang -- Mental health in the Smaller Pacific States / Jacqueline Leckie and Frances Hughes -- Grafting and crafting New Zealand's mental health policy / Warwick Brunton and Peter McGeorge -- Mental health in Australia, 1788-2014: a history of responses to cultural and social challenges / Milton Lewis and Stephen Garton.
Note Online resource; title from PDF title page (EBSCO, viewed March 9, 2017).
ISBN 9781489979995 (electronic bk.)
1489979999 (electronic bk.)
ISBN/ISSN 10.1007/978-1-4899-7999-5
OCLC # 973932715
Additional Format Print version: Mental health in Asia and the Pacific. New York, NY : Springer, [2017] 1489979972 9781489979971 (OCoLC)954007180

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