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Routledge Handbook of Psychiatry in Asia

Edited by: Dinesh Bhugra , Samson Tse , Roger Ng , Nori Takei

Print publication date:  August  2015
Online publication date:  August  2015

Print ISBN: 9780415711319
eBook ISBN: 9781315884622
Adobe ISBN: 9781134651658

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Geographically and demographically Asia is a huge region with a large number of societies and cultures, each affected by their own unique problems including over-population, major natural disasters, poverty and changing social and economic factors. Inevitably this means that different mental health needs have developed across the region. Colonialism, globalization, industrialization and urbanization have brought major demographic and cultural shifts in the region but clinical mental health practices and services and societal attitudes to mental health issues vary enormously.

This handbook surveys the state of the current psychiatric care field across the whole Asia-Pacific region. Focusing on individual countries, each chapter will include:

  • A summary of factors affecting the practice and provision of psychiatric care, including cultural attitudes to mental health issues
  • Coverage of the conceptualisation, causation and prevalence of mental health issues in society
  • An overview of mental health care services and systems available and workforce training
  • Coverage of country specific innovative practices and folk therapies

As the first major reference work on psychiatric care in Asia this book is an essential resource for scholars and students researching mental health in Asia as well as psychiatrists and other mental health professionals working in the region.

Table of contents

Prelims Download PDF
Chapter  1:  State of mental health care in the Republic of Kazakhstan Download PDF
Chapter  2:  Psychiatry in the Kyrgyz Republic Download PDF
Chapter  3:  Russian Federation Download PDF
Chapter  4:  State of mental health care in the Republic of Uzbekistan Download PDF
Chapter  5:  The Bangladesh perspective Download PDF
Chapter  6:  Mental health report for Bhutan Download PDF
Chapter  7:  Mental health in India I Download PDF
Chapter  8:  Mental health in India II Download PDF
Chapter  9:  Mental health in Nepal Download PDF
Chapter  10:  Mental health in Pakistan Download PDF
Chapter  11:  Mental health services in Sri Lanka Download PDF
Chapter  12:  Mental health in mainland China Download PDF
Chapter  13:  The care of the mentally ill in Taiwan Download PDF
Chapter  14:  Mental health services in Hong Kong Download PDF
Chapter  15:  History and perspective on psychiatry in Japan Download PDF
Chapter  16:  South Korea Download PDF
Chapter  17:  North Korea Download PDF
Chapter  18:  Indonesia Download PDF
Chapter  19:  Malaysia Download PDF
Chapter  20:  The Philippines Download PDF
Chapter  21:  Republic of Singapore Download PDF
Chapter  22:  Mental health system in the Kingdom of Cambodia Download PDF
Chapter  23:  Mental health in the Lao People’s Democratic Republic Download PDF
Chapter  24:  Myanmar Download PDF
Chapter  25:  Psychiatry in Thailand Download PDF
Chapter  26:  Psychiatry in Vietnam Download PDF
Index Download PDF
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