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Discussion: Cultural Influences on Psychological Conditions

Cultures have different views of understanding psychological disorders and psychological maladjustment. For instance, some cultures may view psychological conditions resulting from a bio-medical condition such as a brain condition. Other cultures view psychological conditions deriving from psychosocial stressors from social causes. Still other cultures combine multiple explanations. For this reason, as a working professional, it will be important for you to understand how culture influences the way psychological conditions are treated.

For this Discussion, you will examine the influence of culture on psychological conditions or treatments. To Prepare: Review this week’s Learning Resources and consider a psychological condition or treatment you are unfamiliar with and the culture in which it occurs. By Day 4

Post and describe a psychological condition or treatment that was unfamiliar to you. Then, explain why you think this condition or treatment occurs in the culture you read about but not in others, that you know about. Note: Be sure to support your postings and responses with specific references to the Learning Resources and identify current relevant literature to support your work.