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Chapter | 2 Culture-Bound Syndromes, Cultural Variations 47 Witko, T. W. (2006a). An introduction to First Nation’s people. In T. W. ), Mental health care for urban Indians: Clinical insights from native practitioners (pp. 3À16). Washington, DC: American Psychological Association. Witko, T. W. (2006b). A framework for working with American Indian parents. In T. W. ), Mental health care for urban Indians: Clinical insights from native practitioners (pp. 155À171). Washington, DC: American Psychological Association.

Like illness, the self is conceptualized in unique ways by individuals from different cultures (Lock & Scheper-Hughes, 1996). In the West we distinguish between mind and body, but this distinction and our separation of somatic and psychiatric medicine is only one among many ways of Chapter | 3 Cultural Models of Health and Illness 53 conceiving the person (Kleinman & Kleinman, 1985). Many, if not most, cultures do not conceive of the mind as something independent of the body, and different cultures construe the self in very different ways.

1993). Cross-cultural psychiatric assessment. In A. C. ), Culture, ethnicity, and mental illness (pp. 125À144). Washington, DC: American Psychiatric Press. Chapter | 2 Culture-Bound Syndromes, Cultural Variations 47 Witko, T. W. (2006a). An introduction to First Nation’s people. In T. W. ), Mental health care for urban Indians: Clinical insights from native practitioners (pp. 3À16). Washington, DC: American Psychological Association. Witko, T. W. (2006b). A framework for working with American Indian parents.

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