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    University of Virginia
   
 
  Oct 23, 2017
 
 
    
Graduate Record 2012-2013 [ARCHIVED RECORD]

ANTH 5360 - World Mental Health


This course will examine mental health issues from the perspectives of biomedicine and anthropology, emphasizing local traditions of illness and healing as well as evidence from epidemiology and neurobiology. Included topics will be psychosis, depression, PTSD, Culture Bound Syndromes, and suicide. We will also examine the role of pharmaceutical companies in the spread of western based mental health care and culturally sensitive treatment.



Credits: 3