BookcaseBMJ 2001; 323 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.323.7303.56/a (Published 07 July 2001) Cite this as: BMJ 2001;323:56
- Samena Chaudhry, BMJ Clegg scholar
In our increasingly multicultural society, it is important to be aware that there can be different disease patterns and symptoms in different ethnic groups. Psychiatry in Multicultural Britain (D Bhugra, R Cochrane, eds, Gaskell, £30, pp 367, ISBN 1 901242 45 5) shows us how cultural factors determine the way psychiatric symptoms are presented to clinicians. In a chapter on elderly people from ethnic minorities, for example, this book looks at the racial stereotype that “extended families take care of their own.” …
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