Practical Cultural Psychiatry

ISBN : 9780198723196

Dinesh Bhugra; Antonio Ventriglio; Kamaldeep S. Bhui
168 Pages
138 x 216 mm
Pub date
Sep 2018
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Over the past decade, cultural psychiatry has become an increasingly important branch of psychiatric research. From the impact of cultural factors on causation, expression, and management of mental health disorders to the development and acceptance of cultural formulation in recent research, it is evident that cultures play a major role in both the genesis and management of psychiatric symptoms.

Practical Cultural Psychiatry is a succinct, practical handbook focusing on the clinical impact culture has on mental health disorders worldwide. Covering key topics on migration, racism, self-identity, and social networks, this resource offers practical advice on assessing, investigating, and managing psychiatric conditions. The authors place particular focus on how clinicians can approach patients from different cultural backgrounds than their own to promote pathways to care and patient experience.

Written by leading voices in this expanding field, Practical Cultural Psychiatry is a useful tool for all mental health clinicians wishing to improve their approach to multiculturalism and cultural identity in daily practice.


1 Cultures and their roles: an overview
2 Therapeutic encounters
3 Mental state assessment-general principles
4 Mental state assessment-specific conditions
5 Assessment tools and cultural formulation
6 Psychopharmacology and culture
7 Psychotherapy-general principles
8 Psychotherapy-specific issues

About the author: 

Professor Dinesh Bhugra is Emeritus Professor of Mental Health and Cultural Diversity at the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience at King's College London. Past President of the Royal College of Psychiatrists. President of the World Psychiatric Association for a three year term, 2014-2017. Non-Executive Director Tavistock & Portman NHS Foundation Trust (special interest in BAME needs and cultural mediation).; Dr Antonio Ventriglio is a psychiatrist working at the Department of Mental Health, and Department of Clinical and Experimental Medicine, University of Foggia, Foggia, Italy.; Professor Kamaldeep S. Bhui is Professor of Cultural Psychiatry & Epidemiology at the Wolfson Institute of Preventive Medicine, Barts & The London School of Medicine & Dentistry.

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