Cross-cultural research on severe mental disorders: issues and findings.

  title={Cross-cultural research on severe mental disorders: issues and findings.},
  author={Anthony J. Marsella},
  journal={Acta psychiatrica Scandinavica. Supplementum},
The present paper will review and discuss research issues and findings of recent cross-cultural studies of severe mental disorders. The paper is divided into two main sections. The first section will discuss: (1) the concept of culture, (2) hierarchical levels of human behavior determinants, (3) the cultural variability continuum, and (4) the concept of self. The second section will discuss: (1) epidemiology, (2) culture and clinical phenomenology in severe disorders, and (3) culture as an… CONTINUE READING

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