Cultural models and somatic syndromes.

@article{Kirmayer2007CulturalMA,
  title={Cultural models and somatic syndromes.},
  author={Laurence J Kirmayer and Norman Sartorius},
  journal={Psychosomatic medicine},
  year={2007},
  volume={69 9},
  pages={
          832-40
        }
}
OBJECTIVES To review the relevance of cultural models in the generation and amplification of somatic symptoms and syndromes. METHODS Based on a selective review of literature, we examine evidence that cultural and personal explanatory models can contribute to the pathogenesis, symptomatology, and chronicity of medically unexplained symptoms and functional somatic syndromes. RESULTS In the contemporary world, culture involves flows of information, roles, and institutions that offer… CONTINUE READING

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