Lipsedge, Maurice and Roland Littlewood.
Aliens and Alienists: Ethnic Minorities and Psychiatry
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 psychoanalytic insights.
The concluding chapter in this edition reviews the development of ‘transcultural psychiatry’ and summarizes changes in administration of the Mental Health Act. Purchase through Amazon