Cross-cultural psychiatry

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  • Mental Disorder Research Paper

    Specifically, the opposition to the updated definition of ‘mental health’ emerges from the broadened qualifications for receiving a diagnosis, including the generous accommodation for cultural deviation. As a result, the likelihood of being diagnosed with a mental illness increases by a vast margin. For example, research conducted by Richard Warner, a philosophy professor, verified “that there are many cases of behavior that Western psychiatry would classify as symptomatic of mental disorder, which are not seen within their own cultures as signs of mental illness” (cited in Perring). Permitting a margin of leeway in diagnosing mental disorders by using a loose framework, rather than precise criteria, establishes global inconsistency. To the greatest extreme, the DSM-IV’s definition is in contradiction with itself, therefore imploding its logic and demolishing its purpose as a reliable, shared standard for professionals in diagnosing a patient with a mental disorder. Consider, for example, a young man living in the United States who, under the cultural patterns in this country, does not have a mental disorder. However, if he were to move to India, clinicians would consider a different set of cultural norms, and there the young man may be diagnosed with a mental disorder. The DSM-IV’s definition of ‘mental disorder’ is therefore inadequate because it demolishes…

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  • Cranial Electrotherapy Stimulation

    As stated by the National Alliance of Mental Illness (2016), in a given year,1 in 5 adults in the U.S will experience some type of mental illness. A vast majority that suffer from mental or psychiatric disorders in the United States do not get the treatment and attention they need often because of the excessive cost of therapy and prescription drugs (Anxiety and Depression Association of America, n.d.). The long term effects of a mental or psychiatric disorder that goes untreated, can be…

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  • Case Study Bulimia Nervosa

    Review Bulimia Nervosa is a complex disorder for which there is not only one cause. Sónia Ferreira Gonçlaves, Bárbara César Machado, Carla Martins, and Paulo P.P. Machado devised a case control design study aimed to discover whether or not events that individuals faced in their pasts have a specific connection the development of Bulimia Nervosa, or if the past events are linked to the development of psychiatric/psychological disorders in general. By examining events that look place in women’s…

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  • Intercultural Communication As Revealed In Language Learning Article

    n the article “Exploring the exchange student’s global minds in a study abroad project” by John et al(2015), the authors present a research which aims to determine how the students improve themselves in the foreign environment and how they construct their global minds. Meanwhile in the article “Intercultural Communication as Revealed in Language Learning Histories” by Doman(2014), the author reveals the important factors which either hinder or enhance students’ English learning abilities.…

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  • Cultural Stereotypes In Business Communication

    But one’s cultural norms can be wrong and cause problems between cultures. A stereotype can occur when one will perceive an individual’s behavior as a group that has formed a specific characteristic. Stereotypes can affect communication by not viewing someone as an individual. The interpretation of time can affect communication. Some cultures treat time as an inexhaustible resource. Where as in some other cultures, such as American culture, worry about wasting time. Another barrier is…

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  • Healthco Case Study

    This way of thinking very much aligns with The Principles of Scientific Management (Taylor, 1914), as Taylor believed in money as the major incentive to work. All of these issues above also relate to Hofstede 's cultural dimensions (1989), more specifically the Power Distance aspect of his theory. The CEO has all the power in Healthco, this is shown through the lack of communication between the CEO, supervisors and clerks, and the management style adopted by Healthco, however the lower ranked…

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  • Develop Intercultural Communication Skills In Pastoral Settings

    Module 3: The following chapter is module 3, titled “Develop Intercultural Communication Skills in Pastoral Settings”. This module starts with “Goals” and “Outcomes” for the upcoming sections. It is easy to see and identify upcoming issues, as well as learning outcomes. In addition, this module concentrates on self-view, social groups, and cultural conflicts. It helps identify dimensions of different groups, collectivist or individualist in nature. The next section of this module starts with…

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  • Indonesia Cultural Analysis

    Indonesia is part of Southern Asia culture cluster which holds values in strong family connections and a deep concern for their communities. (West,2016) Provided is a picture that shows the overall cluster’s societal practices and values. “For the overall cluster’s societal practices are high on group collectivism (5.87), power distance (5.39), and humane orientation (4.72) and low on gender egalitarianism (3.28). The other cultural dimensions are rated in the mid-range, around an average of 4.…

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  • Sainsbury Case Study

    1.0 Introduction Cultural differences influence an organisation’s ability to penetrate a foreign market. As Ahistrom and Bruton (2009) note comprehending culture is vital to understanding the differences in business globally (p. 36). Various cultures have different management, communication, and negotiation styles that are influenced by societal values and norms. Therefore, companies that penetrate a new market have culture to contemplate besides a country’s legal structure, economic position,…

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  • Pre-IFRS Development Factors

    1. PRE-IFRS development factors, cultural dimensions and accounting values of Japan and China The following four main PRE-IFRS development factors have the biggest impact on international business accounting practices: source of finance, legal system, taxation system and political and economic ties (Meek & Saudagaran, 1990). Once you know a nation’s PRE-IFRS developmental factors, particularly Source of Finance, then you are able to predict the cultural dimensions that will be in place as they…

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