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    • Clinical value of the cultural formulation interview in Pune, India 

      Paralikar, Vasudeo P; Patil, Kanak V; Nulkar, Amit D; Sarmukaddam, Sanjeev B; Weiss, Mitchell Gralnick (Medknow, 2015)
      Context: Development of the cultural formulation interview (CFI) in DSM‑5 required validation for cross‑cultural and global use. Aims: To assess the overall value (OV) of CFI in the domains of feasibility, acceptability, ...
    • Community awareness, use and preference for pandemic influenza vaccines in Pune, India 

      Sundaram, Neisha; Purohit, Vidula; Schaetti, Christian; Kudale, Abhay; Joseph, Saju; Weiss, Mitchell Gralnick (Informa UK Limited, 2015)
      Vaccination is a cornerstone of influenza prevention, but limited vaccine uptake was a problem worldwide during the 2009–2010 pandemic. Community acceptance of a vaccine is a critical determinant of its effectiveness, but ...
    • Community mental health and concepts of mental illness in the Sundarban Delta of West Bengal, India 

      Chowdhury, A. N.; Chakraborty, Abhishek A; Weiss, Mitchell Gralnick (Informa UK Limited, 2001)
      The Sundarban Delta of West Bengal is a remote, rural region with poor infrastructure and until recently without designated mental health services or a community mental health programme. To inform development of such a ...
    • Community Psychiatry Clinics at Sundarban: a clinical and cultural experience. 

      Chowdhury, Atif Newaz; Sanyal, D; Chakraborty, A; De, R; Banerjee, S; Weiss, Mitchell Gralnick (2005)
      A series of Community Psychiatric Clinics were conducted in different blocks of Sundarban region of West Bengal. One of the primary objectives of this was to collect clinical epidemiological data on psychiatric morbidity ...
    • Contextualizing mental health: gendered experiences in a Mumbai slum 

      Parkar, Shubhangi R.; Fernandes, Johnson; Weiss, Mitchell Gralnick (Informa UK Limited, 2003)
      Urban mental health programmes in developing countries remain in their infancy. To serve low-income communities, research needs to consider the impact of common life experience in slums, including poverty, bad living ...
    • Cultural context and impact of alcohol use in the Sundarban Delta, West Bengal, India 

      Chowdhury, Arabinda N.; Ramakrishna, Jayashree; Chakraborty, Ajoy K.; Weiss, Mitchell Gralnick (Elsevier BV, 2006)
      Hazardous alcohol consumption is a worldwide problem with many locally distinctive features across cultures, but studies to guide policy in developing countries are notably lacking. This community study aimed to clarify ...
    • Cultural dimensions of psychiatric diagnosis. A comparison of DSM-III-R and illness explanatory models in south India 

      Weiss, Mitchell Gralnick; Raguram, R.; Channabasavanna, S. M. (Royal College of Psychiatrists, 1995)
      BACKGROUND Cross-cultural research to examine the cultural validity of diagnostic categories and underlying concepts requires methods that integrate epidemiological and anthropological frameworks. METHOD The Explanatory ...
    • Cultural epidemiology: An introduction and overview 

      Weiss, Mitchell Gralnick (Informa UK Limited, 2001)
      Although the value of interdisciplinary collaboration between epidemiology and anthropology is both widely acknowledged and hotly contested, effective international health policy and multicultural health programmes require ...
    • Distinguishing social and cultural features of cholera in urban and rural areas of Western Kenya: Implications for public health 

      Nyambedha, Erick Otieno; Sundaram, Neisha; Schaetti, Christian; Akeyo, Lilian; Chaignat, Claire-Lise; Hutubessy, Raymond; Weiss, Mitchell Gralnick (Informa UK Limited, 2013)
      Urban and rural areas have distinctive health problems, which require consideration. To examine sociocultural features of cholera and its community context, a semi-structured explanatory model interview based on vignettes ...
    • Eating Disorders and Disordered Eating in Different Cultures 

      Weiss, Mitchell Gralnick (1995)
      Clinical experience and research have moved the field toward greater recognition and differentiation of eating disorders as independent categories of mental disorder. Shorter's historical analysis, however, suggests that ...
    • Explaining Suicide in an Urban Slum of Mumbai, India 

      Parkar, Shubhangi R.; Nagarsekar, Balkrishna; Weiss, Mitchell Gralnick (Hogrefe & Huber, 2009)
      Background: Health demographic mortality studies use verbal autopsies to identify suicide as a cause of death. Psychological autopsies focus almost exclusively on associated high-risk psychiatric disorders. New approaches ...
    • Explaining suicide: Identifying common themes and diverse perspectives in an urban Mumbai slum 

      Parkar, Shubhangi R.; Nagarsekar, Balkrishna B.; Weiss, Mitchell Gralnick (Elsevier BV, 2012)
      Rates, demographics and diagnostics, which are the focus of many studies of suicide, may provide an insufficient account without adequate consideration of psychological, social and cultural contexts and motives. Furthermore, ...
    • Explanatory Model Interview Catalogue (EMIC): Framework for Comparative Study of Illness 

      Weiss, Mitchell Gralnick (SAGE Publications, 1997)
      The Explanatory Model Interview Catalogue (EMIC) refers to a collection of locally adapted explanatory model interviews rooted in a common framework. Efforts to develop the EMIC were motivated by research experience in ...
    • Explanatory models in psychiatry 

      Weiss, Mitchell; Somma, Daryl (2007)
    • Global, national, and local approaches to mental health: examples from India 

      Weiss, Mitchell Gralnick; Isaac, Mohan; Parkar, Shubhangi R.; Chowdhury, Arabinda N.; Raguram, R. (Wiley-Blackwell, 2001)
      Neuropsychiatric disorders and suicide amount to 12.7% of the global burden of disease and related conditions (GBD) according to World Health Organization (WHO) estimates for 1999, and recognition of the enormous component ...
    • HIV-related Stigma in Rural and Tribal Communities of Maharashtra, India 

      Vlassoff, Carol; Weiss, Mitchell Gralnick; Rao, Shobha; Ali, Firdaus; Prentice, Tracey (Springer Science + Business Media, 2013)
      Stigma is a recognized barrier to early detection of HIV and causes great suffering for those affected. This paper examines HIV-related stigma in rural and tribal communities of Maharashtra, an area of relatively high HIV ...
    • Household Survey of Pesticide Practice, Deliberate Self-Harm, and Suicide in the Sundarban Region of West Bengal, India 

      Banerjee, Sohini; Chowdhury, Arabinda Narayan; Schelling, Esther; Weiss, Mitchell Gralnick (Hindawi Publishing Corporation, 2013)
      The toxicological impact and intentional ingestion of pesticides are major public health concerns globally. This study aimed to estimate the extent of deliberate self-harm(DSH) and suicides (suicidal behaviour) and document ...
    • The impact of a depression awareness campaign on mental health literacy and mental morbidity among gay men 

      Wang, Jen; Häusermann, Michael; Berrut, Sylvie; Weiss, Mitchell Gralnick (Elsevier BV, 2013)
      BACKGROUND: High prevalences of depression and suicidality have been found among gay men. This paper assesses the possible impact of Blues-out, a depression awareness campaign based on the European Alliance Against ...
    • Karma and Ayurveda 

      Weiss, Mitchell G. (Medknow Publications & Media Pvt Ltd, 1987)
      Belief in the role of Karma explains a variety of Phenomena in India. For a traditional medical system such as Ayurveda, the conflict between simultaneously held beliefs in fatalism and the efficacy of medical interventions ...
    • Parasitic Diseases and Psychiatric Illness 

      Weiss, Mitchell Gralnick (SAGE Publications, 1994)
      Distinguishing parasitic diseases from other infections and tropical medical disorders based on microbiological classification is a matter of convenience. Organic brain syndromes are associated with both protozoan and ...