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ERIC Number: EJ241043
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 1980-Dec
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Curanderos and Mental Health Professionals: A Comparative Study on Perceptions of Psychopathology.
Arenas, Silverio; And Others
Hispanic Journal of Behavioral Sciences, v2 n4 p407-21 Dec 1980
Compared to mental health professionals, curanderos were more reluctant to label psychiatric or folk-medical disorders in hypothetical case histories as "mental illness." They perceived people as less seriously ill and less dangerous to others or to themselves. Curanderos perceived the disorders, their causes, and appropriate treatments in culturally specific ways. (Author/SB)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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