Treating psychiatric disorders among Mien refugees from highland Laos.
The Mien, a Southeast Asian hill people, have immigrated to various countries throughout the world since the mid-1970s.
They have brought their ancient culture with them, including beliefs and practices related to health, illness, and healing.
During the last several decades they have suffered much ware-related trauma, including extensive human, material and symbolic losses.
This report describes our clinical experience with Mien refugees in the Indochinese Psychiatric Program of the Oregon Health Sciences University.
We discuss symptom presentation among this group of patients, diagnostic and treatment issues, and the impact of cultural health beliefs upon illness and treatment.
Mots-clés Pascal : Asie, Amérique du Nord, Amérique, Santé mentale, Réfugié, Etude transculturelle, Traitement, Milieu rural, Croyance, Milieu culturel, Homme, Environnement social, Politique sanitaire, Programme sanitaire, Laos, Etats Unis
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Asia, North America, America, Mental health, Refugee, Crosscultural study, Treatment, Rural environment, Belief, Cultural environment, Human, Social environment, Health policy, Sanitary program, Laos, United States
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 91-0501210
Code Inist : 002B18G03. Création : 199406.