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Re-Visioning Psychiatry: Cultural Phenomenology, Critical Neuroscience, and Global Mental Health
1. Introduction Laurence J. Kirmayer, Robert Lemelson and Constance A. Cummings Part I. Restoring Phenomenology to Psychiatry: 2. Toward a new epistemology of psychiatry German E. Berrios and Ivana…
Understanding Trauma: Introduction: Inscribing Trauma in Culture, Brain, and Body
INTRODUCTION We live in a world torn and scarred by violence. Globalization has increased the speed and scale of conflicts and catastrophes, but violence has been integral to the human condition from…
Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder in Bali: The Cultural Shaping of a Neuropsychiatric Disorder
- R. Lemelson
- PsychologyTranscultural psychiatry
- 1 September 2003
Patients' obsessional need to know information about their social network, such as the identity and status of passers-by, and Somatic obsessions and religious themes around witchcraft and spirits were prominent.
Traditional healing and its discontents: efficacy and traditional therapies of neuropsychiatric disorders in Bali.
- R. Lemelson
- PsychologyMedical anthropology quarterly
- 1 March 2004
Ethnographic data on Balinese models for illness are presented and neurobiological approaches, traditional healing, and ethnographic methods are compared and contrasted to highlight the strengths and weaknesses of each in relation to issues of exegesis and efficacy.
Understanding Trauma: Trauma in Context: Integrating Biological, Clinical, and Cultural Perspectives
Understanding Trauma: NEUROBIOLOGICAL PERSPECTIVES ON TRAUMA
Understanding trauma : integrating, biological, clinical, and cultural perspectives
Foreword Robert Jay Lifton 1. Introduction: inscribing trauma in culture, brain and body Laurence J. Kirmayer, Robert Lemelson and Mark Barad Part I. Biological Perspectives on Trauma: Introduction…
The Bird Dancer: Social Rejection and Social Suffering
The ethnographic film The Bird Dancer depicts Gusti Ayu, a young Balinese woman diagnosed with Tourette Syndrome. Gusti’s symptoms are moderate but largely unfamiliar in rural Bali, eliciting…
The Lived Experience of Culture and Mental Illness in Indonesia
The authors revisit classic topics in the cross-cultural study of mental illness, such as explanatory models and treatment modalities, as well as character-based case studies to make psychological anthropology concepts tangible in Afflictions.
Phenomenology and the interpretation of psychopathological experience
What do psychiatrists encounter when they encounter psychopathological experience in their patients? How should we interpret such experiences? In this chapter we contrast a standard checklist…