The mental health of ethnic minorities

by Dr Marilia Calcia and reviewed by Dr Reem Abed


An African girl lying on a bed in a shared dormitory, looking depressedLearning outcomes:


Through completing this module you should be able to:


  • understand the key concepts in sociocultural psychiatry


  • describe the process of adaptation of individuals and groups to a different cultural context


  • identify the ways in which culture can influence psychopathology, prevalence of disorders and response to treatment


  • list the main culture-bound syndromes


  • describe basic terminology regarding asylum seekers and refugees, and evaluate the impact of traumatic immigration on their mental health


  • identify indicators that women or girls have been, or are at risk of being subjected to genital mutilation and evaluate the impact of the procedure on their mental health.


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