Schizophrenia is defined as a psychotic disorder characterized by disturbances in thinking (cognition), emotional responsiveness, and behavior, schizophrenia falls under the DSM chapter for Schizophrenia Spectrum and Other Psychotic Disorders Class.
Hallucination content is heavily influenced by culture, so south Asian populations may experience schizophrenia differently to other groups.
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There is a conceptual gap between the dominant western psychiatric models of mental disorders and conceptual models of distress within the South Asian community.
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