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How can psychology contribute to our understanding of Hispanics in the United States? Edited by Amado M. Padilla, Hispanic Psychology offers students, researchers, and practitioners the most contemporary and complete view of psychological writings available today. The topics tackled by a team of social scientists include adaptation to a new culture in the United States, the role of the family in acculturation, ethnic identification for Hispanics, health and mental health service and research needs of Hispanics, and changing gender roles in Hispanic culture. This volume examines such complex subjects as Chicano male gang members, homeless female AIDS victims, and educational resiliency of students with authority and perceptivity. This book brings together diverse psychological issues that will spark an interest in anyone wishing to have a ...

Cultural Considerations in the Use of DSM-IV with Hispanic Children and Adolescents
Cultural considerations in the use of DSM-IV with Hispanic children and adolescents
Richard C.Cervantes

The fourth edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-IV) was issued in 1994. This publication will be used by a wide array of professionals who have an interest in mental health and, in particular, symptoms of mental disorders. These professionals have diverse training backgrounds, espouse diverse theoretical orientations, and, given recent Census Bureau data, will use this diagnostic system on more children and adults of various ethnic, cultural, and racial backgrounds.

This diagnostic classification system, like its predecessors, is the primary tool used in the United States to diagnose mental disorders by clinicians who work in all levels ...

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