there are standard psychological disorder classification and diagnostic systems used worldwide by medical professionals, healthcare practitioners, and researchers. In this discussion, we will explore the International Classification of Diseases (ICD), which is endorsed and published by the World Health Organization (WHO).
Using the link below, please review and examine the array of categories of psychological disorders within the ICD-11, the most recent version of this publication:
Our focus will be on Category 06: Mental, Behavioural or Neurodevelopmental Disorders, and all the subcategories of disorders within the drop-down menu.
Please select a specific disorder classification to research from a cultural perspective. You will arrive at these classifications as you continue to click through the drop-down menus (e.g., Prolonged Grief Disorder (6B42)). Please do not overlap selections! You may make a ‘placeholder’ post with your choice early in the week while you conduct your research for this discussion.
Using your chosen disorder classification, run a Google search and include keywords such as global, cultural, cross-cultural, etc. and review your search results for more in-depth resources on this disorder from a cross-cultural perspective. Conduct a mini-analysis of the most relevant and interesting resources to share in this discussion.
For your initial post, please integrate the following elements:
A brief definition or overview of this disorder
Your cross-cultural search results and the resources you selected to analyze
A summary of highlights and key takeaways from these resources
, 2). The market that Obi stares at, is part of a village that has been damaged due to rapid urbanisation, and as there is now no one caring for the village, the change has allowed for an outbreak of smallpox. Achebe further uses the form of the short story to condense the information he puts across, as at the beginning of the story the narrator claims that the market, Nkwo, had spilled over into other markets ‘with the coming of civilization’ but was ‘still busiest on its original Nkwo day’ (Halpern, 1986, 1). In the opening of the story, the reader is already able to understand that the market Nkwo has been affected by colonisation as the town has grown through the big palm-oil port, although the market is still busy on its original day, which also reflects the tradition of the town. This shows that through the description of the markets and the change in the town, Achebe is able to elucidate a major issue between tradition and colonisation, using smaller events, and in a short space. Alain Séverac in his section of the text Telling stories (Bardolph, Viola and Durix, 2001) suggests that there are elements of intertextuality in the writings of Achebe, specifically in some of his short stories that connect to his text No Longer at Ease, in which the protagonist is also named ‘Obi’. He states ‘It is as though the short stories narrated episodes of Obi’s life that needn’t or couldn’t be integrated into No Longer at Ease’ (Bardolph, Viola and Durix, 2001, 242). This further implies that the short story offers more information in small amounts of space and time as it is suggested that the short stories give information that could not be integrated into a larger text, showing that the stories themselves are part of a bigger issue in larger fiction, without taking into account the major issues in each individual story. As Hunter states in The Cambridge introduction to the short story in English (Hunter, 2007), some cultures only have a small, and sometimes non-existent infrastructure for publishing and thus ‘low-circulation literary magazines […] for reasons of space and means of production, invariably favour the short story over longer forms of fiction’ (Hunter, 2007, 138). This reflects how the short story is often favourable over longer fiction as it allows for less space, which with regards to these cultures with lack of publishing means is advantageous, but which also allows authors to use a smaller amount of space than that used in novels to put across larger messages, that could not be conveyed through>GET ANSWER