Chapter 1. Introduction to Culture and Psychopathology

  1. Sussie Eshun BA, MA, PhD psychologist Professor teacher researcher member1 and
  2. Dr Regan A. R. Gurung BA, PhD Chair Professor Research fellow2
  1. Sussie Eshun BA, MA, PhD psychologist Professor teacher researcher member1 and
  2. Regan A. R. Gurung BA, PhD Chair Professor Research fellow2

Published Online: 5 MAR 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9781444305807.ch1

Culture and Mental Health: Sociocultural Influences, Theory, and Practice

Culture and Mental Health: Sociocultural Influences, Theory, and Practice

How to Cite

Eshun, S. and Gurung, R. A. R. (2009) Introduction to Culture and Psychopathology, in Culture and Mental Health: Sociocultural Influences, Theory, and Practice (eds S. Eshun and R. A. R. Gurung), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444305807.ch1

Editor Information

  1. 1

    East Stroudsburg University, Pennsylvania, USA

  2. 2

    University of Wisconsin, Green Bay, USA

Author Information

  1. 1

    East Stroudsburg University, Pennsylvania, USA

  2. 2

    University of Wisconsin, Green Bay, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 5 MAR 2009
  2. Published Print: 16 JAN 2009

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405169837

Online ISBN: 9781444305807

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Keywords:

  • understanding human dysfunction and psychopathology - intervening in constructive and helpful ways;
  • culture and mental health – general issues;
  • culture and psychopathology;
  • culture and mental illness;
  • classification, diagnoses, and meaning;
  • sociocultural influences on mental illness;
  • diverse perspectives on cultural influences on mental health;
  • framework in understanding how culture influences behavior and mental health

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Culture and Psychopathology

  • Culture and Mental Illness: Underlying Theoretical Perspectives and Research

  • Sociocultural Influences on Mental Illness

  • Diverse Perspectives on Cultural Influences on Mental Health

  • References