Q&A

Adolescent Mental Health Concerns in Non-Western Contexts

Adolescent Mental Health Concerns in Non-Western Contexts

Do coping mechanisms differ among teenagers around the world? Q&A with Rajesh Sagar, esteemed child and adolescent psychiatrist.

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How do we respond to students who say they feel completely alone at school despite being surrounded by others?
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What is the best way to tackle depression and anxiety caused by migration amongst adolescents in marginal communities?
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Is bullying among teens a universal problem?
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What mental health conditions do you see the most in adolescents?
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What do you think has and will be the psychological impact of COVID-19 on adolescents and children?
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Are there some general guidelines for making CBT culturally responsive for non-Western and ethnically diverse communities?
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What are the strengths of CBT to use in a non-Western setting? What are the barriers?
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What are some examples of non-western interventions for adolescent mental health? Is mental health pathologized like it is in the west?
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What can be done to help destigmatize and spread awareness of mental health issues in non-Westernised communities?
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What cultural factors determine how teens cope with anxiety or depression?
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