Chinese Somatization and Depression’s Cultural Differences
Do Cultural Differences Change What
Depression Feels Like?
The contrasting ways Chinese people and Westerners express symptoms could point to distinct experiences of the same disorder.
Andrew Ryder, a cultural psychologist at Concordia University in Canada, stated, “There’s the way people express depression, which is to have a depressed mood. And then there’s what Chinese people do, which is different.”