Modern medical technology may enable doctors to more accurately diagnose medical conditions such as Parkinsons disease and autism spectrum disorder but qualitatively different approaches are underused and insufficiently attuned to cultural barriers to understanding the effects of these disorders say researchers at UC San Francisco.
The researchers examined academic medical journals-both print and electronic-to identify articles that meet regional and national literacy standards. They also searched references to the journals in search of keywords associated with mental disorders.
They found 409 articles. They included 14 English-language keywords 7 Hispanic-language keywords and 1 non-Latina keyword. They also included articles focused on men and caregivers young women and oral health.
These results pointed to the need for engagement and communication among the general patient population of patients including people of color about mental conditions noted in the types of journals covered in 9112019. These traits include the use of language in articles the juxtaposition of mental disorders with physical and mental health conditions and the emphasis on community mental health.
Some of the self-identified minority mental health consumers are being asked to think of mental disorders as other health conditions where they have coverage of their own such as auto-immune diseases cardiovascular disease cancerleukemia and SIDS said lead author Catherine Sanderson an assistant professor of psychiatry and the UCSF Helen Diller Family Professor of Psychiatry at UCSF. What they may encounter on a daily basis is that theyre also not alone. Other traits included an emphasis on oral health including the possibility of frequent or frequent oral visits with a primary care provider and a perspective point by who or with whom they may have spoken with.
The majority of these titles appeared the researchers noted in organizations with a progressive size and reach. Additionally they reviewed topics in health-related topicalizeers that are constructed in the same format including mental health tools resources and tips to self-improve in pain care and how to optimize medical management including managing withdrawal symptoms adjusting medication dosages and drug dosing and management.
We commend the efforts of our editors especially Ruth Woomy-whose efforts go largely underappreciated with readers and grant writers-to seek out titles that will lay the foundation for a new progressive narrative that will further engender conversations in the Latino community. said the researchers noting that their review also came up with a sociological title to help illustrate their point.
Funded with a 3. 3 million grant from the National Institute of Mental Health this five-month 1. 2 million study will explore the impact of language in the field of mental health using a mix of qualitative factors and translational science and impact assessment. The word Latino was chosen as the basis for the current work utilizing primary and preclinical cognition as primary issues in a systematic way.
The Title: Language and Psychiatry: Advancing COPD Learning and Learning after Contentious Behavior on a Language and Culture Council Lidia Herrera et al. publishers: Mary Ann Peikoff Inc. 2019.
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