Traditional Zulu theories of illness in psychiatric patients.

@article{Edwards1983TraditionalZT,
  title={Traditional Zulu theories of illness in psychiatric patients.},
  author={Samuel D. Edwards and Pieter W. Grobbelaar and N V Makunga and Patrick Themba Sibaya and Louis M. Nene and Stanley T. Kunene and A. S. Magwaza},
  journal={The Journal of social psychology},
  year={1983},
  volume={121 2d Half},
  pages={
          213-21
        }
}
Summary This research examines the relationship between a traditional Zulu and a modern international psychiatric diagnostic system. Traditional Zulu concepts of illness are based on a natural/supernatural division as found in theories of illness in underdeveloped societies throughout the world. In a retrospective study at King Edward VIII Hospital, Durban, South Africa, the first 100 files (29%) of Black psychiatric patients in 1980, who construed the etiology of their problems in supernatural… CONTINUE READING

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