oa IFE PsychologIA : An International Journal - Attributional style in a West African sample: implications for the depressive experience and beyond
|Article Title||Attributional style in a West African sample: implications for the depressive experience and beyond|
|© Publisher:||IFE Centre for Psychological Studies (ICPS)|
|Journal||IFE PsychologIA : An International Journal|
|Affiliations||1 Behaviour Sciences, New Mexico Highlands University, Las Vegas, New Mexico, U.S.A.|
|Publication Date||Jan 1997|
|Pages||33 - 50|
|Keyword(s)||Cultural erosion, Epidemiologists, Gambians, Misdiagnosis, Psychiatrists, Psychoanalytic anthropology model, Psychotic depression, Self-serving bias, Social psychology, Suicidal behaviour and Transcultural|
Depression has long been diagnosis surrounded by controversy in the international arena and particularly in sub-Saharan Africa where account of depression have widely varied. The present study represents a modest contribution to the unravelling of this clinical conundrum. The possible role of causal attribution is explored in relation to the reported relative absence of guilt, diminished self-esteem and suicidal behaviour characteristic of depression in Africa.
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