Chapter 9. Culture and Mood Disorders

  1. Sussie Eshun BA, MA, PhD psychologist Professor teacher researcher member2 and
  2. Dr Regan A. R. Gurung BA, PhD Chair Professor Research fellow3
  1. Sussie Eshun BA, MA, PhD psychologist Professor teacher researcher member2 and
  2. Toy Caldwell-Colbert advocate President1

Published Online: 5 MAR 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9781444305807.ch9

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

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

How to Cite

Eshun, S. and Caldwell-Colbert, T. (2009) Culture and Mood 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.ch9

Editor Information

  1. 2

    East Stroudsburg University, Pennsylvania, USA

  2. 3

    University of Wisconsin, Green Bay, USA

Author Information

  1. 1

    APA Division 45, Society for the Psycho logical Study of Ethnic Minority Issues, USA

  2. 2

    East Stroudsburg University, Pennsylvania, 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:

  • cross-cultural issues in specific psychological disorders;
  • culture and mood disorders;
  • mood disorders - group of mental illnesses affecting person's frame of mind;
  • culture-bound syndromes;
  • national and ethnic variations in levels of mood disorders;
  • factors mediating cross-cultural variations in mood disorders;
  • treatment intervention and provider-related issues

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Defining Mood Disorders

  • Cross-Cultural Difference and Similarities in Mood Disorders

  • Factors Mediating Cross-Cultural Variations in Mood Disorders

  • Implications for Researchers and Practitioners

  • Summary and Conclusions

  • References