Culture-Bound Psychiatric Disorders
Marriage and Family Therapy Seminar: Culture-Bound Psychiatric Disorders - Working with Clients Whose Culture Influences Mental Illness and Mental Health-Seeking Behaviors (Free Event. CEU credits available per advance registration. Please RSVP to Karen.Wall@wisr.edu.)
Culture-bound syndrome describes ‘‘forms of psychopathology produced by certain systems of implicit values, social structure and obviously shared beliefs indigenous to certain areas.’’ These clinical pictures are uniquely related to specific cultural characteristics of the human groups in which they occur, and their etiological, pathogenic and clinical manifestations do not correspond to the conventional entities included in mostly Western-based nomenclatures. Are they nosologically autonomous entities, or do they have enough similarities with existing clinical conditions currently listed in DSM/ICD?
Dr. Karen Wall is Core Faculty, Western Institute for Social Research; Certified TBHI Tele-Behavioral Health Provider; ANCC Board Certified Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse; ANCC Board Certified Gerontological Nurse; Memory Care Program Coordinator, VA Palo Alto Health Care System; and MAJ, US Army, Retired, Gulf War Veteran.
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