Project #27591 - Culture-Bound Syndromes

Required Resources

 

  • American Psychiatric Association. (2013). Cultural Formation. In Diagnostic and statistical manual of mental disorders (5th ed.). Arlington, VA: American Psychiatric Publishing.
    Retrieved from the Walden Library databases.
  • American Psychiatric Association. (2013). Glossary of Cultural Concepts of Distress. In Diagnostic and statistical manual of mental disorders (5th ed.). Arlington, VA: American Psychatric Publishing. Retrived from the Walden Library databases.

    These two articles, from Section III and the Appendix, include discussions of how to take cultural issues into account and some examples of cultural-bound syndromes and their overlap with DSM disorders to assist health professionals in their diagnostic evaluations.
  • American Psychiatric Association. (2013). Diagnostic and statistical manual of mental disorders (5th ed.). Arlington, VA: American Psychiatric Publishing.
    Retrieved from the Walden Library databases.

    The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, or DSM, is the primary diagnostic resource used by health professionals to evaluate, diagnose, and treat psychological disorders.

    Note: You do not need to read the entire manual. Explore the DSM-IV-TR to familiarize yourself with the content and application.
  • American Psychological Association, Presidential Task Force on Immigration. (2012). Executive summary. In Crossroads: The psychology of immigration in the new century. Retrieved from http://www.apa.org/topics/immigration/report.aspx?item=3

    The Executive Summary provides an overview of the salient points in the APA Presidential Task Force on Immigration report on research on issues in immigration.

    Note: Review the requirements of this Week’s Discussion. Then, in the full report, read the relevant sections on the subject or issue you choose to focus on for your Discussion. The full report and Table of Contents can be found at http://www.apa.org/topics/immigration/report.aspx
  • Document: Assignment Worksheet (Word document)

 

Media

Laureate Education (Producer). (2013). Alien diary 6: Disorders and application of cross-cultural psychology [Video file]. Retrieved from CDN database. (PSYC 2001)

Please click on the following link for the transcript: Transcript (PDF)

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