transcultural psychiatry


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transcultural psychiatry

The study, treatment, and prevention of emotional and behavioral disorders in immigrants or in members of a nondominant social group within society.
See also: psychiatry
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Foxen, ""Look me in the eye": Empathy and the transmission of trauma in the refugee determination process", Transcultural Psychiatry, 47, (2010): 70-92
We analysed the clinical case of a bulimic Chinese patient, observed during an internship of a French assistant at Shanghai Mental Health Center (SMHC) with the transcultural method detailed in our transcultural psychiatry section.
Culture-related disorders stem from cross-cultural psychopathology, a position which contemporary transcultural psychiatry is attuned to appreciate.
A project by the name of Scotland Malawi Psychiatry Project (SMPP) provided a unique opportunity for specialist registrars to gain important insights into and experience of transcultural psychiatry. Such a venture would also meet the goal of the training recommended by the Royal College of Psychiatrists, UK.10
"Nebi-Musa: A therapeutic community for drug addicts in a Muslim context." Transcultural Psychiatry, 34(3), 377-391.
Interestingly, the political currency of therapeutic issues in transcultural psychiatry means that most of these histories have been written by practicing psychiatrists, with the result that while they present much important information, some crucial issues of interest to historians remain unclear in these accounts.
Moderator Lawrence Kirmayer, the director of the social and transcultural psychiatry division at McGill University's medical school, pointed out that statistical studies have shown that Indigenous communities have lower rates of psychiatric problems when they control their own government functions -- the more control, the lower the rate of suffering.
His interests include psychotherapy, psychosomatic medicine, and transcultural psychiatry. He is an awardee of the China 'National Excellence in Service' and 'Sigmund Freud Award of International Psychotherapy'.
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