Social Psychiatry in the Americas

Pedro Ruiz

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationPrinciples of Social Psychiatry
Subtitle of host publicationSecond Edition
PublisherJohn Wiley and Sons
Number of pages8
ISBN (Print)9780470697139
StatePublished - Mar 28 2010


  • Basic principles of social psychiatry - resurging public policy all over the Americas especially in Latin America
  • Caribbean (or the West Indies) - region of Americas encompassing Caribbean Sea and its Islands
  • Challenges facing field of social psychiatry - core philosophy and principles of this field still being present
  • Evolution and presence of social psychiatry in the Americas, - focus on experiences and models of social psychiatry in Europe
  • Mental and physical illnesses - attributed to culturally driven aetiological factors
  • Social psychiatry in the Americas
  • Social psychiatry in the United States - interchangeable with community psychiatry
  • Spain and Portugal, influencing social aspects of practice of psychiatry in Latin America
  • Status of social psychiatry in North America, especially the United States
  • Understanding role of social psychiatry in Latin America

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)

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