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Issues for DSM-V: The Role of Culture in Psychiatric Diagnosis

Alarcón, Renato D. MD, MPH*; Becker, Anne E. MD, PhD, ScM†‡; Lewis-Fernández, Roberto MD§¶; Like, Robert C. MD, MS; Desai, Prakash MD**; Foulks, Edward MD, PhD††; Gonzales, Junius MD, MPH‡‡; Hansen, Helena MD, PhD§§; Kopelowicz, Alex MD¶¶; Lu, Francis G. MD∥∥; Oquendo, María A. MD***; Primm, Annelle MD, MPH†††‡‡‡for the Cultural Psychiatry Committee of the Group for the Advancement of Psychiatry

The Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease: August 2009 - Volume 197 - Issue 8 - p 559-660
doi: 10.1097/NMD.0b013e3181b0cbff
Editorial

*Department of Psychiatry and Psychology, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine, Rochester, MN; †Department of Global Health and Social Medicine, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA; ‡Department of Psychiatry, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA; §Department of Psychiatry, Columbia University, New York, NY; ¶New York State Center of Excellence for Cultural Competence, and Hispanic Treatment Program, New York State Psychiatric Institute, New York, NY; ∥Department of Family Medicine, University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, New Brunswick, NJ; **Department of Psychiatry, University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, IL; ††Department of Psychiatry, Tulane University, New Orleans, LA; ‡‡College of Behavioral and Community Sciences, Louis de la Porte Florida Mental Health Institute, University of South Florida, Tampa, FL; §§Department of Psychiatry, New York University, New York, NY; ¶¶Department of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Science, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, Los Angeles, CA; ∥∥Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, University of California, Davis, Sacramento, CA; ***Department of Psychiatry, Columbia University and New York State Psychiatric Institute, New York, NY; †††Office of Minority and National Affairs, American Psychiatric Association, Arlington, VA; and ‡‡‡Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Science, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD.

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