Globalisation and mental disorders. Overview with relation to depression.

  title={Globalisation and mental disorders. Overview with relation to depression.},
  author={Dinesh Kumar Bhugra and Anastasia Mastrogianni},
  journal={The British journal of psychiatry : the journal of mental science},
BACKGROUND Globalisation is the process by which traditional boundaries of cultures are changing. Industrialisation, urbanisation and influence of the media are influencing idioms of distress across cultures. AIMS To discuss the role of globalisation, using the epidemiology, diagnosis, clinical presentation and treatment of depression across various cultures as an example. METHOD Recent studies focusing on transcultural aspects of depression were reviewed and summarised. RESULTS Cultural… CONTINUE READING
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