Psychopathology is usually examined without reference to normal behaviour. Psychopathology is sometimes viewed as caricature or contrast in relation to the culture (Draguns, 1973), so including healthy controls and patients across two or more culture (Draguns, 1973) is imperative.
Few studies of cross cultural childhood psychopathologies have been undertaken. Whether cultural differences are detectable in early onset conditions (Draguns, 1973), would be informative.
Cross cultural investigation of response to prognosis, as have been undertaken with physical disorders, would also be of interest (Angle & Thoits, 1987). Studies addressing personal responsibility, impact on family and faith in efficacy of therapeutic practices would also be instructive (Angle & Thoits, 1987).
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