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 05 - Culture and Psychiatry, Part 1|
Dr. Allan Young looks at culture and psychiatry: how living within a particular culture impacts on the epidemiology of psychiatric disorders; culture in psychiatry: culture permeates psychiatric practices, there are ethnocentric concepts that take into account a Western world view; and the cultures of psychiatry: just as there are cultures based on nationality and race, there are different cultures of the practice and study of psychiatry.
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