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PSYT 711 Cultural Psychiatry (3 credits)

Offered by: Psychiatry (Faculty of Medicine)

Administered by: Graduate Studies

Overview

Psychiatry : Topics covered: cross-national epidemiological and ethnographic research of major and minor psychiatric disorders; culture-bound syndromes and idioms of distress; culture, emotion and social interaction; psychological and symbolic healing; mental health of immigrants and refugees; psychiatric theory and practice as cultural constructions; methods of cross-cultural research.

Terms: Summer 2013

Instructors: Laurence J Kirmayer (Summer)

  • Prerequisites: Knowledge of psychiatry and anthropology