Chapter 10. Culture and Its Influence on Diagnosis and Management

  1. Craig Morgan and
  2. Dinesh Bhugra
  1. Dinesh Bhugra2 and
  2. Susham Gupta1

Published Online: 28 MAR 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9780470684214.ch10

Principles of Social Psychiatry, Second Edition

Principles of Social Psychiatry, Second Edition

How to Cite

Bhugra, D. and Gupta, S. (2010) Culture and Its Influence on Diagnosis and Management, in Principles of Social Psychiatry, Second Edition (eds C. Morgan and D. Bhugra), John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470684214.ch10

Editor Information

  1. NIH Biomedical Research Centre and Institute of Psychiatry, King's College London, London, UK

Author Information

  1. 1

    East London, NHS Foundation Trust, London, UK

  2. 2

    NIH Biomedical Research Centre and Institute of Psychiatry, King's College London, London, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 28 MAR 2010
  2. Published Print: 16 APR 2010

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470697139

Online ISBN: 9780470684214

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Keywords:

  • culture and its influence on diagnosis and management;
  • heart of health care delivery system - relationship between clinician and patient;
  • culture and its role in genesis of distress;
  • culture and mental disorders - mental disorders not influenced by culture to same degree;
  • culture and ethnicity - self-ascribed, referring to individual identity;
  • race, racism and its effects;
  • racial life events and psychiatric morbidity;
  • acculturation, cultural and psychological change - through contact between cultural groups;
  • culture and psychotherapy - role of gender and age;
  • culture and pharmacotherapy - ethnicity and culture determining pharmacological response

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Definitions

  • Culture and its Role in the Genesis of Distress

  • Culture and Mental Disorders

  • Culture and Ethnicity

  • Race, Racism and its Effects

  • Migration

  • Racial Life Events and Psychiatric Morbidity

  • Acculturation

  • Cultural Identity

  • Culture and Clinician–Patient Interactions: Explanatory Models

  • Disease Versus Illness

  • Culture, Diagnosis and Clinical Care

  • Culture and Psychotherapy

  • Culture and Pharmacotherapy

  • Conclusion

  • References