Culture and Mental Health


This course examines the social and cultural facets of mental illness, psychological diagnoses, and mental health from the standpoints of cultural psychiatry, medical anthropology, and social medicine. Global case studies will form the basis for several key questions: how do mental distress and forms of treatment differ cross-culturally? How might social differences such as gender, sexuality, and race shape therapeutic encounters in mental health? And what roles do psychology, psychiatry, and the brain sciences play in everyday life?
Curriculum Codes
  • CCI
  • STS
  • SS
Cross-Listed As
  • GLHLTH 267S
  • ICS 273S
  • PSY 267S
Typically Offered