Global Mental Health

GH 556
Course dates:
Mar 26, 2018 to Jun 08, 2018


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  • UW Credit-bearing course
  • Has prerequisites
  • Interact with instructor and students
  • Requires textbooks or other material

This course examines the socio-cultural and political forces that impact assessment, manifestation, and treatment of mental illnesses worldwide. Students take a critical view of diagnostic systems and examine cultural differences in presentation of mental illness. Also reviews treatment practices in low resource settings, cultural-specific communication, and stigma.