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Title: Observation on the role of cultural factors in paranoid psychosis among the Yoruba tribe : a study in comparative psychiatry
Author: Lambo, Thomas Adeoye
Awarding Body: University of Birmingham
Current Institution: University of Birmingham
Date of Award: 1954
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It is certainly noteworthy that, during the last few decades, whatever the contributory forces, more and more emphasis is being placed on the contention that man is a social being and that his individuality as a person is meaningful only in terms of his relations with others. Mead (1947) has shown that man as a social being is subjected throughout his entire individual existence to systematic cultural pressures which reinforce or intensify, elaborate or suppress his psycho-biological potentialities on different lines in different cultures. Cultural anthropologists and those psychiatrists who have been fortunate in working among peoples of different cultural institutions have laid down the hypothesis that cultural factors influence the aetiology and psychopathology of mental disorders.
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Qualification Name: Thesis (M.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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