Cultural Aspects of Major Mental Disorders: A Critical Review from an Indian Perspective

@inproceedings{Viswanath2012CulturalAO,
  title={Cultural Aspects of Major Mental Disorders: A Critical Review from an Indian Perspective},
  author={Biju Viswanath and Santosh Kumar Chaturvedi},
  booktitle={Indian journal of psychological medicine},
  year={2012}
}
Major mental disorders such as schizophrenia and affective disorders are highly disabling illnesses. The cultural factors that influence the diagnosis and treatment of these disorders are of paramount clinical significance. We attempted to critically review the cultural factors in relation to the epidemiology, phenomenology, treatment, and outcome of major mental disorders from an Indian perspective, and tried to compare these with the cultural factors identified in major international studies… CONTINUE READING
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