Category Archives: Culture

Flash, the emperor and policies without evidence: counter-terrorism measures destined for failure and societal division

Governments around the world are uniting in trying to defeat terrorist movements. A balanced and evidence-based approach is necessary.

This paper by our Trustee Prof Kam Bhui, probably a few years ahead of its time, might well go on to be the seminal piece that resets how policies are formulated, psychiatry is practised and evidence informs human behaviour- rather than opinions and myths.

Is Violent Radicalisation Associated with Poverty, Migration, Poor Self-Reported Health and Common Mental Disorders?

from our Trustee Professor Kam Bhui & Professor Edgar Jones:


Doctors, lawyers and criminal justice agencies need methods to assess vulnerability to violent radicalization. In synergy, public health interventions aim to prevent the emergence of risk behaviours as well as prevent and treat new illness events. This paper describes a new method of assessing vulnerability to violent radicalization, and then investigates the role of previously reported causes, including poor self-reported health, anxiety and depression, adverse life events, poverty, and migration and socio-political factors.

4th WACP Congress, Mexico 2015

careif is pleased to partner The World Association of Cultural Psychiatry to deliver this excellent global congress

Global Challenges & Cultural Psychiatry:
” Natural Disasters, Conflict, Insecurity, Migration, and Spirituality”

Puerto Vallarta; Jalisco; Mexico.
29th October 2015 to 2nd November 2015.

World-Cultural-Psychiatry-Research-ReviewDuring the past several decades, there has been a steadily increasing recognition of the importance of cultural influences on life and mental health. Culture impacts mental illness so that culturally relevant care is needed for patients of diverse ethnic, racial and cultural backgrounds. From a social point of view, there has been rapid social and cultural change happening in the ever changing political and media world, as well as migration within and between nations. Societies are becoming multi-ethnic and poly-cultural in nature worldwide. From a clinical perspective, there is a need to improve cultural competence to provide proper psychiatric care of each patient;