Cultural Influences on the Presentation of Depression

  title={Cultural Influences on the Presentation of Depression},
  author={A. Shafi and Reem M A Shafi},
  journal={Open Journal of Psychiatry},
Depression is predicted to become the second highest disease burden by 2020 as well as being a common mental health condition across the globe. Nevertheless, the presentation of depression varies depending on several factors with the patient’s cultural background playing a significant role. Although depression is such a universal condition, the manner of how a patient presents not only affects the clinician’s ability to make a diagnosis, but ultimately affects the wellbeing of the patient. It… Expand
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