Cultural differences in conceptual models of depression.

  title={Cultural differences in conceptual models of depression.},
  author={Alison Karasz},
  journal={Social science & medicine},
  volume={60 7},
Members of ethnic minority groups are less likely than white middle class people to seek professional treatment for depression and other mental health problems. One explanation is that the former conceptualize depressive symptoms as social problems or emotional reactions to situations, while the latter are more apt to view depression as a disease requiring professional treatment. Though considerable evidence supports this hypothesis, it is rarely explored directly through cross-cultural… CONTINUE READING
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