cross-cultural psychiatry

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cross-cul·tur·al psy·chi·a·try

a field of psychiatry with interest in the study of psychological and psychiatric phenomena as differentially expressed in the cultures of different countries.
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See, for example, Morton Beiser, "A Study of Depression among Traditional Africans, Urban North Americans and South East Asian Refugees," Culture and Depression: Studies in the Anthropology and Cross-Cultural Psychiatry of Affect and Disorder, eds.
In the end, the central importance of this book to medical anthropology is O'Neil's discussion of the relationship between social anthropology and cross-cultural psychiatry.
Perhaps stretching my expertise in cross-cultural psychiatry to this point would help make me effective in a prison setting.