Psychiatry and folk healing: a dichotomy?

P. Ruiz, J. Langrod

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Abstract

A mental health center's experience with folk healers in a Hispanic urban ghetto revealed a culturally accepted belief system based on a body of empirical knowledge that helps its members to cope with distress. The authors suggest that including folk healers as team members in the delivery of mental health service is a valuable contribution to psychiatry.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)95-97
Number of pages3
JournalAmerican Journal of Psychiatry
Volume133
Issue number1
StatePublished - Dec 1 1976
Externally publishedYes

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Ruiz, P., & Langrod, J. (1976). Psychiatry and folk healing: a dichotomy? American Journal of Psychiatry, 133(1), 95-97.

Psychiatry and folk healing : a dichotomy? / Ruiz, P.; Langrod, J.

In: American Journal of Psychiatry, Vol. 133, No. 1, 01.12.1976, p. 95-97.

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Ruiz, P & Langrod, J 1976, 'Psychiatry and folk healing: a dichotomy?', American Journal of Psychiatry, vol. 133, no. 1, pp. 95-97.
Ruiz, P. ; Langrod, J. / Psychiatry and folk healing : a dichotomy?. In: American Journal of Psychiatry. 1976 ; Vol. 133, No. 1. pp. 95-97.
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