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Before white man brought his alcohol to the South Pacific, the indigenes were using many wild plants possessing psychoactive properties. The most prominent were betel in much of Melanesia, kava in… (More)
It is important for psychiatrists to recognise that vulnerability to the trace element manganese is different in the adult, foetal and neonatal nervous systems, and that different syndromes may… (More)
The kava bowl, a traditional feature of Pacific Island societies, has been adopted and adapted by a number of Aboriginal (Yolngu) communities of northern Australia, where it was introduced in the… (More)
The Aboriginal people of Groote Eylandt, in the Northern Territory of Australia, are suffering from an unusual disease complex having neurological, psychiatric and teratological features, which… (More)
Revised and completely updated, this edition features additional chapters including individual and family considerations related to illness, hypertension, and neurological trauma. Every chapter… (More)
A case of so-called Capgras' syndrome occurring in an elderly woman showing several degenerative conditions is presented as a basis for questioning the value of preserving this diagnostic term. It is… (More)