Posts Tagged Under: Cross-cultural Psychiatry

Cross-cultural Psychiatry

Nowadays new psychiatry directions have increased interest in the study of the contribution of sociocultural factors.

The study of cross-cultural psychiatry emphasizes the influence of culture on the patterning of sick roles, on attitudes toward the emotionally ill, and on the kinds of behavior pattern seen in emotional illness.

(Edited by María Moya Guirao, M.D.)

Read More


Sorcerers

Did you know that…..

In diverse cultures strange behavior is often explained by the presence of a spirit sent by sorcerers o by ancestral deities ?

Haitians, for example, believe that a sorcerer can force the soul from the victim’s head and replace it with the soul of an insane dead man or animal, whose manifestations cause the mental disorder.

 

(Edited by María Moya Guirao, M.D.)

Haití map

Read More