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Seddigh R, Azarnik S. History of Contemporary Cultural Psychiatry in Iran. IJPCP 2021; 26 (4) :524-533
URL: http://ijpcp.iums.ac.ir/article-1-3209-en.html
1- Spiritual Health Research Center, Iran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran. , ruohollahseddigh@gmail.com
2- Spiritual Health Research Center, Iran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran.
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Cultural psychiatry is one of the relatively new trends in psychiatry that has received much attention today. During the last century, many Iranian psychiatrists have taken steps to introduce various aspects of cultural psychiatry from the field of epidemiology to the cultural conceptualization of psychiatric disorders. This narrative review article tries to refer to the history of contemporary cultural psychiatry and the efforts have been made in this field by Iranian psychiatrists between 1936 and 2019. It seems that the introduction of these efforts as educational resources to residents and students can help to further explain and develop this area and a deeper understanding of psychiatric disorders. However, there are still shortcomings in documenting, compiling, and integrating these services, which require special attention from researchers in this field.
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Type of Study: Letter to the editor | Subject: Psychiatry and Psychology
Received: 2020/04/23 | Accepted: 2020/09/5 | Published: 2021/01/1

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