Cultural Psychiatry: A Critical Introduction
Cultural Psychiatry: A Critical Introduction (McGill Univ.). This course presents a critical introduction to theory and research in cultural psychiatry - the study of cultural influences on, and responses to, mental health problems. Topics include: an overview of the history of cultural psychiatry; conceptual problems and research methods for studying culture and context in mental health; somatization and bodily idioms of distress; dissociation of memory and identity; cultural variations in emotional experience; trauma and the social construction of diagnostic entities; culture and psychosis; the mental health of immigrants and refugees; the mental health of Indigenous peoples; systems of ritual and symbolic healing; models of mental health care for culturally diverse populations; globalization and the future of cultural psychiatry.
|Lecture 03 - Research Methods in Cultural Psychiatry, Part 2|
Dr. Kirmayer looks at issues that arise when trying to look across cultures, for example working in one culture with tools that were developed elsewhere. He discusses problems in cross-cultural comparisons and its methodological implications.
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