A fascinating NPR article discusses how different cultures around the globe describe mental health issues.
All this points to a simple fact that complicates how mental health issues should be addressed: culture affects how we understand and express mental disorders.
As a result, psychiatrists around the world are researching these differences and developing culture-specific treatments.
"You've got to figure out what the core signs are for different people," Hinton says. "Ultimately, it's just a matter of being an interested listener."