Phrasing Questions for Relevancy Outside Mainstream American Culture

It is ethnocentric to think “western therapy dialogue” is somehow universally meaningful and effective. In fact, it often simply confuses people who expect a healthcare professional to act like an authority figure who instructs them to change their behavior. Being asked about “intrinsic motivation” and “levels of ambivalence” may not seem relevant even if simpler language is...
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Cross-cultural Use of the Edinburgh Postnatal Depression Scale

Although the cultural aspects of the pregnancy-related period in women’s lives have been studied extensively worldwide, the impact of cultural factors upon pregnancy-related depression has been investigated far less. Most research into pregnancy-related depression has been conducted in Western Europe, the U.S., Canada, and Australia. This research has been based primarily on studies of Western...
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Addressing Disparities In Mental Health Care For Latinos

Addressing disparities in mental health care for Latinos is of particular importance given their considerable population growth in the United States. The 2010 US Census reports: Latino Americans comprise the largest ethnic/racial minority group in the United States (50.5 million or 16.3%). Latinos are also the largest ethnic minority group of children (11.6 million) in the United States,1...
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