Cultural psychiatry is a branch of psychiatry concerned with the interaction of culture and mental illness. As cultural diversity within the United States grows, psychiatrists have a responsibility to be able to effectively evaluate the attitudes, beliefs and behaviors of a broad spectrum of racial and ethnic groups. Cross cultural awareness training is a key part of a psychiatrist’s education, and cultural competence is required for psychiatric accreditation.
Essential Resources on Psychiatry and Culturally Competent Clinical Care
American Psychiatric Publishing (APPI), a division of the American Psychiatric Association, publishes textbooks and handbooks that provide psychiatrists and other mental health professionals with an understanding of how cultural differences affect the diagnosis and treatment of mentally ill people.
View a complete list of books related to psychiatry and culture.