oa South African Medical Journal - Changing patterns in psychiatry in Africa - with special reference to Southern Africa

Volume 58, Issue 4
  • ISSN : 0256-9574
  • E-ISSN: 2078-5135



Between the two major patterns, namely the traditional approach to all illness specific to African society and the increasing acceptance of Western approaches to psychiatry by many Blacks, lies a transitional position of apparent acceptance of Western methodology with covert adherence to the approaches of the indigenous healer.

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