Mental Health Worldwide

Culture, Globalization and Development

  • Suman¬†Fernando

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Introduction

    1. Suman Fernando
      Pages 1-8
  3. Cultural History of Madness, Psychiatry and Mental Health

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 9-9
  4. What Happened in the Majority World

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 43-43
    2. Suman Fernando
      Pages 63-79
  5. Psychiatry and Mental Health after the Second World War: Exporting Psychiatry to the Global South

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 81-81
  6. Developing Mental Health Services

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 131-131
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 174-210

About this book


Offers a perceptive critique of the universalized model of psychiatry and its apparent exportation from the West to the developing world. Rooted in detailed analysis of the problems this causes, the book proposes new suggestions for advancing the field of mental health and wellbeing in a way that is ethical, sustainable and culturally sensitive.


Mental health development transcultural psychiatry critical psychiatry global mental health culture development diagnosis globalization health imperialism Mental Health politics psychiatry revolution service

Authors and affiliations

  • Suman¬†Fernando
    • 1
  1. 1.London Metropolitan UniversityUK

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