Mental Health Treatment Options Must Reflect Culture, Language To Be Effective, Psychiatrists Say
NPR: Why Cambodians Never Get ‘Depressed’
“…Mental distress is a universal condition. The World Health Organization has made global access to mental health care one of its key goals. But just as words for depression and anxiety get lost in translation, so can treatments. … Culture affects how people understand and express mental disorders. So psychiatrists around the world are working to figure out what these differences are and develop treatments that work for each culture…” (Singh, 2/2).
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