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 1|
Dr. Laurence Kirmayer examines how knowledge is generated in the field of cultural psychiatry and what the limitations in the field are. The lecture covers philosophical concerns on the nature of experience and cultural difference.
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