1. University of Virginia
  2. Arts & Sciences

ANTH 5360

Course Name: 
World Mental Health
Units: 
3.0

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.

Requirements: 
Beyond the West