cultural psychiatry

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cultural psychiatry

[¦kəl·chə·rəl sī′kī·ə·trē]
(psychology)
A branch of social psychiatry concerned with the mentally ill in relation to their cultural environment.
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The challenge here, just as in cross-cultural psychiatry, is feeling out the individual features of that belief system, and then navigating it with respect and candor.
Culture and Depression: Studies in the Anthropology and Cross-Cultural Psychiatry of Affect and Disorder Berkeley, University of California Press, 1985, pp 369-428.
Theodore Kemper (New York, 1990): 180-203; Catherine Lutz, "Depression and the Translation of Emotional Worlds," Culture and Depression: Studies in the Anthropology and Cross-Cultural Psychiatry of Affect and Disorder, eds.