GCC Schizophrenia Discussion
Please answer the following questions:
Crazy Like Us Discussion
- Compare and contrast how schizophrenia is conceptualized in the United States vs. Zanzibar using at least two examples from the book.
- What do you think about the fact that people with schizophrenia recover much faster in 3rd world countries than in the United States? What could be causing this?
- Now think about an individual diagnosed with schizophrenia who migrates by themselves from a region with a culture similar to Zanzibar to the United States. Discuss how the individual would be viewed within the context of the United States culture and why they might need to know before coming to the USA. Should the individual seek psychiatric care in the United States? Using 2 examples from the book, discuss why or why not.