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Devon Emerson Hinton, MD
Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Department of Global Health and Social Medicine Affiliate

Devon E. Hinton, M.D, Ph.D., is an anthropologist and psychiatrist, and an Associate Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School, and the Department of Global Health and Social Medicine.

He and his team have developed a manualized treatment that can be culturally adapted for the treatment of traumatized refugees, a treatment that has been shown to be effective for multiple groups including Cambodian and Vietnamese refugees and Spanish-speaking populations.

He is fluent in several languages including Cambodian and Spanish. He was a member of the DSM-V Cultural Study Group and an advisor to the Anxiety, OC, Posttraumatic, and Dissociative Disorders Work Group of DSM–V (American Psychiatric Association). He is the author of over a 130 articles and over 30 chapters, and is the co-editor of four volumes: Culture and Panic Disorder (Stanford University Press), 2009; Genocide and Mass Violence: Memory, Symptom, and Recovery (Cambridge University Press), 2015; Culture and PTSD: Trauma in Global and Historical Perspective (University of Penn Press), 2016; and The DSM-5 Handbook on the Cultural Formulation (American Psychiatric Press). 2016.

Affliate:

Program in Global Mental Health and Social Change

 Dr. Devon Hinton has researched culturally specific presentations of somatic symptoms, panic attacks, panic disorder, and PTSD among Southeast Asian populations, particularly Cambodian and Vietnamese refugees, and among Latino populations.

Elevated trauma exposure and mental health burden among men who have sex with men in Vietnam.
Authors: Authors: Trang K, Jovanovic T, Hinton DE, Sullivan P, Worthman CM, Lam LX, Chi NK, Thanh NC, Ha TV, Go V, Hoffman I, Giang LM.
Transcult Psychiatry
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"I put a stone on my heart and kept going": An explanatory model of how distress is generated and regulated among Indian women from slums reporting gender-based violence.
Authors: Authors: Patel AR, Kovacevic M, Hinton D, Newman E.
Transcult Psychiatry
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Auditory Hallucination Among Traumatized Cambodian Refugees: PTSD Association and Biocultural Shaping.
Authors: Authors: Hinton DE.
Cult Med Psychiatry
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Culturally adapted cognitive behavioral therapy for Syrian refugee women in Turkey: A randomized controlled trial.
Authors: Authors: Eskici HS, Hinton DE, Jalal B, Yurtbakan T, Acarturk C.
Psychol Trauma
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Sleep paralysis in Italy: Frequency, hallucinatory experiences, and other features.
Authors: Authors: Jalal B, Romanelli A, Hinton DE.
Transcult Psychiatry
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Beliefs about sleep paralysis in Turkey: Karabasan attack.
Authors: Authors: Jalal B, Sevde Eskici H, Acarturk C, Hinton DE.
Transcult Psychiatry
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A network analysis of culturally relevant anxiety sensitivity and posttraumatic stress disorder symptoms in Cambodians.
Authors: Authors: Hinton DE, McNally RJ, Fairfax RCE, Harachi TW.
Transcult Psychiatry
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Walking Corpse Syndrome: A trauma-related idiom of distress amongst Sri Lankan Tamils.
Authors: Authors: Affleck W, Thamotharampillai U, Hinton D.
Transcult Psychiatry
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Culturally Adapted Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Plus Problem Management (CA-CBT+) With Afghan Refugees: A Randomized Controlled Pilot Study.
Authors: Authors: Kananian S, Soltani Y, Hinton D, Stangier U.
J Trauma Stress
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Ghost Encounters Among Traumatized Cambodian Refugees: Severity, Relationship to PTSD, and Phenomenology.
Authors: Authors: Hinton DE, Reis R, de Jong J.
Cult Med Psychiatry
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