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Mental illness in migrants: diagnostic and therapeutic challenges

  • Larkin Feeney, Brendan D Kelly (a1), Peter Whitty (a1) and Eadbhard O'Callaghan (a2) (a3)

Abstract

We describe the case of a 30 year old Chinese woman who presented to an Irish psychiatric service with a five-month history of somatic delusions, auditory hallucinations and denial of lineage. We utilise this case to illustrate the significant cultural influences on psychopathology. We discuss the increasingly frequent diagnostic and therapeutic challenges presented by migrants with mental illness.

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Mental illness in migrants: diagnostic and therapeutic challenges

  • Larkin Feeney, Brendan D Kelly (a1), Peter Whitty (a1) and Eadbhard O'Callaghan (a2) (a3)

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