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Transcultural psychiatry 

Transcultural psychiatry
Transcultural psychiatry

David Semple

and Roger Smyth

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date: 23 October 2019

This chapter covers transcultural psychiatry and culture-bound disorders. It covers culturally influenced variants of universal broad categories of mental disorder, to enable meaningful diagnostic formulation and development of appropriate treatment plans. Summarizing the recent developments in global mental health, it puts cultural context to the presentation of psychiatric disorders, and examples of common cultural concepts of distress are defined.

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