Culture influences numerous aspects of human experience including behavior, beliefs, values and attitudes. A case report is presented emphasizing how cultural manifestations of a psychiatric illness may materially affect presentation of symptoms, illness perception, and explanatory model of illness of a patient. Cultural background is explored to offer improved rapport and patient care.
Miskimen, M.D., Theresa M.
"Cultural Aspects of a Patient's Symptomatology: A Case Report,"
Jefferson Journal of Psychiatry:
1, Article 7.
Available at: http://jdc.jefferson.edu/jeffjpsychiatry/vol11/iss1/7