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Vol. 35, No. 2-3, 2002
Issue release date: March–June 2002
Section title: Conceptual Bases for the Development of Future Diagnostic Systems
Psychopathology 2002;35:152–157
(DOI:10.1159/000065136)

Socio-Cultural and Global Health Perspectives for the Development of Future Psychiatric Diagnostic Systems

Lee S.
Department of Psychiatry, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, China

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Abstract of Conceptual Bases for the Development of Future Diagnostic Systems

Published online: 7/17/2002
Issue release date: March–June 2002

Number of Print Pages: 6
Number of Figures: 0
Number of Tables: 0

ISSN: 0254-4962 (Print)
eISSN: 1423-033X (Online)

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Abstract

Psychiatric diagnosis and classification reflect the social and political context of an era and are embedded in it. In the last few decades, culture-bound syndromes reported in non-Western societies constituted the major focus of contention over the validity and universality of psychiatric diagnosis. In contemporary times, social, economic, and political factors, such as the hegemony of the DSM discourse, the managed care culture, pharmaceutical forces, and the global burden of disease study, have virtually made culture-bound syndromes ‘disappear’. Once widely believed to be rare outside of the developed West, depression has rapidly become the master narrative of mental health worldwide. In the context of global mental health, the field of psychiatric classification must go beyond routine debates over categories. In order to address the growing discrepancy between needs and services, international cultural psychiatry must engage key social forces, such as psychiatric epidemiology, primary care psychiatry, integration of diagnostic systems, stigma, and advocacy.


  

Author Contacts

Dr. Sing Lee
Department of Psychiatry, 11/F
Prince of Wales Hospital
Shatin, Hong Kong (China)
Tel. +852 2632 3635, Fax +852 2637 7884, E-Mail singlee@cuhk.edu.hk

  

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Number of Print Pages : 6
Number of Figures : 0, Number of Tables : 0, Number of References : 25

  

Publication Details

Psychopathology (International Journal of Descriptive Psychopathology Phenomenology and Clinical Diagnositcs)
Founded 1897 as ‘Monatsschrift für Psychiatrie und Neurologie’

Vol. 35, No. 2-3, Year 2002 (Cover Date: March-June 2002)

Journal Editor: E. Gabriel, Vienna; C. Mundt, Heidelberg
ISSN: 0254–4962 (print), 1423–033X (Online)

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Article / Publication Details

First-Page Preview
Abstract of Conceptual Bases for the Development of Future Diagnostic Systems

Published online: 7/17/2002
Issue release date: March–June 2002

Number of Print Pages: 6
Number of Figures: 0
Number of Tables: 0

ISSN: 0254-4962 (Print)
eISSN: 1423-033X (Online)

For additional information: http://www.karger.com/PSP


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