Chapter 12. Culture and Psychotic Disorders

  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. Kristin M. Vespia PhD Associate Professor

Published Online: 5 MAR 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9781444305807.ch12

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

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

How to Cite

Vespia, K. M. (2009) Culture and Psychotic Disorders, 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.ch12

Editor Information

  1. 1

    East Stroudsburg University, Pennsylvania, USA

  2. 2

    University of Wisconsin, Green Bay, USA

Author Information

  1. 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:

  • culture and psychotic disorders;
  • psychotic disorders – schizophrenia, a global concern;
  • diagnosing schizophrenia and psychotic disorders;
  • etiology of schizophrenia - biopsychocultural perspectives;
  • clinician attributions and perceptions of symptoms;
  • culturally-prescribed behaviors perceived as psychotic symptoms;
  • potential overlap between psychotic disorders and culturebound syndromes;
  • symptoms - differential expression within and across groups;
  • course of psychotic disorders;
  • racial, ethnic, and cultural groups - psychotropic medication with different physiological reactions

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Diagnosing Schizophrenia and Psychotic Disorders

  • The Etiology of Schizophrenia: Biopsychocultural Perspectives

  • Incidence and Prevalence Across Groups

  • Diagnosis: Differential Rates Across Cultures

  • Symptoms: Differential Expression Within and Across Groups

  • The Course of Psychotic Disorders: Differential Outcomes Within and Across Groups

  • Treatment: Differential Options and Responses Across Groups

  • Implications and Recommendations

  • Concluding Comments

  • References