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Concepts, Labels, and Measurement Emory Global Mental Health Symposium BONNIE KAISER, PHD, MPH DUKE GLOBAL HEALTH INSTITUTE BENJAMIN DRUSS, MD, MPH ROLLINS SCHOOL OF PUBLIC HEALTH CRAIG HADLEY, PHD EMORY ANTHROPOLOGY Culture Bound Syndromes to Idioms of Distress Khort et al. 2014. Int J Epidemiology What are the goals of measurement in mental health research? Cross-cultural comparison Ethnographic validity Photo: David Walton Kaiser et al. 2013. Transcult Psych Weaver & Kaiser 2015. Field Methods “You may be passing near the garden, and see that the garden is not maintained, and you say; this is not my business.” “In terms of helping someone who does not have something, if I can give him a push and help, I have to be interested at that.” ZLDSI Hôpital Universitaire de Mirebalais (Partners in Health) Rasmussen et al. 2015. Transcult Psych Discussion questions Psychiatric categories and idioms of distress both have a place in global mental health communication, but what is the best way to reconcile these differing systems of categorization? How can anthropologists best elucidate local experiences and systems of meaning without risking exoticizing or further stigmatizing mental health conditions? What do we gain or lose from using locally derived measurement tools? How can anthropologists advance measurement in global mental health in ways that are accessible and useful for practitioners, policy-makers, and funders? A central reason to assess mental health is to gauge individual and population levels of disability. Is there a role for anthropology in the assessment of disability?