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Introduction to ‘The impact of culture on diagnosing mental health issues’

Article introducing the activity on the impact of culture.

We have explored how a diagnosis is made using the DSM-5 which is used by many practitioners.

Culture differs wildly from country to country yet our diagnostic methods remain the same.

In the following activity you can explore how culture can affect the diagnosis an individual might receive and the issues this raises.

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Defining Mental Health: A Short Introduction

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