What's Behind The Symptom?: On Psychiatric Observation and Anthropological Understanding

1st Edition

Angel Martinez-Hernaez

CRC Press
Published July 6, 2000
Reference - 296 Pages
ISBN 9789057026126 - CAT# DU1408

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Summary

This book addresses the traditional perception of symptoms and whether they are physical signs of illness or symbolic and cultural forms of expression. The research presented here examines contemporary psychiatric knowledge, medical anthropology, and the fields of psychiatry/psychology to find answers regarding the interpretation of symptoms. This book also offers critical analyses of Freud, Kraepelin, Foucault, Barthes and Peirce, among others, as part of its critical framework.

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