oa South African Medical Journal - Changing patterns in psychiatry in Africa - with special reference to Southern Africa
|Article Title||Changing patterns in psychiatry in Africa - with special reference to Southern Africa|
|© Publisher:||Health and Medical Publishing Group (HMPG)|
|Journal||South African Medical Journal|
|Affiliations||1 Department of Psychiatry, University of Natal, Durban|
|Publication Date||Jul 1980|
|Pages||166 - 168|
|Keyword(s)||Changing patterns, Diagnosis, Group dependence, Illness model, Psychiatry, Social organisation, Sociology and South africa|
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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