Our research unit focuses on cultural influences on the symptoms, help-seeking and course of psychiatric disorders. We study the most common mental disorders in the community and in primary care: depression, anxiety, somatoform, dissociative and trauma-elated disorders (posttraumatic stress disorder). Our studies integrate epidemiology, cognitive-social psychology and ethnography. We are supported by an FRSQ Priority Team Grant on "Culture and mental health" a FRSQ Team Grant on "Aboriginal mental health" as well as other grants for specific research projects.
We have four working groups:
- Aboriginal Mental Health (L.J. Kirmayer, Coordinator)
- Immigrant and Refugee Mental Health (C. Rousseau, Coordinator)
- Multicultural Primary Care (E. Rosenberg, Coordinator)
- Anthropology of Psychiatry (A. Young, Coordinator)