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J. Americo Reyes Ticas is a psychiatrist, founder of the Postgraduate Degree in Psychiatry at the National Autonomous University of Honduras (UNAH), as well as the Postgraduate’s Academic Coordinator from 1995 to 2015. For 38 years he was a professor at the UNAH’s Department of Psychiatry within the Faculty of Medical Sciences. He is the author of 5 books and co-author of 13 books on Psychiatry; and has published over 60 research papers. He was a Member of the Scientific Committee of the Latin American and the Caribbean Center on Health Sciences Information/PAHO/WHO, Regional Coordinator for Mexico, Central America and the Caribbean for the Education Section of the Latin American Psychiatry Association, and Member of the Editorial Board of several national and international psychiatry magazines. He has received the following awards: National Science Award, UNAH’s Scientific Research Award, "Order of ACAP" by the Central American Association of Psychiatry, Special Recognition by the World Federation of Societies of Biological Psychiatry, Special Recognition by the Latin American Federation of Biological Psychiatry, and Special Recognition as the "Latin American Psychiatry Figure" by the Latin America Association of Psychiatry (APAL). He has received diplomas of recognition from the Honduran College of Medical Doctors and the UNAH for participating in several researches of the postgraduate degrees within the Faculty of Medical Sciences, obtaining several first places between 1997 and 2014. He is currently a Member of the Board of Directors of World Association of Cultural Psychiatry (WACP), an Honorary Member of the Honduran College of Medical Doctors and a Member of the Editorial Board of National Educational Television Channel.

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Culture impacts mental illness so that culturally relevant care is needed for patients of diverse ethnic and cultural backgrounds. From a social point of view, there has been rapid social and cultural change, as well as migration within and between nations. Societies are becoming multi-ethnic and poly-cultural in nature worldwide. From a clinical perspective, there is a need to improve cultural competence to provide proper psychiatric care of each patient, considering the ethnic/race/cultural background, irregardless of minority or majority status.

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