How does culture shape our understanding and treatment of mental illness? Maria Armoudian speaks with Roberto Lewis-Fernandez, Tanya Marie Luhrmann, and Andrew G. Ryder about culture and its impact on mental health.

Roberto Lewis-Fernandez is a Professor of Clinical Psychiatry at Columbia University. He is an expert in cultural psychiatry and is the co-author of Dsm-5(r) Handbook on the Cultural Formulation Interview.

Tanya Marie Luhrmann is a Professor in Anthropology at Stanford University. She is an expert in psychosis and is the author of When God Talks Back: Understanding the American Evangelical Relationship with God.

Andrew G. Ryder is an Associate Professor of Psychology at Concordia University. He is an expert in cultural psychology.

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