International Journal of Family Therapy

, Volume 3, Issue 4, pp 295–309 | Cite as

Mentally ill foragers and beggars in a peasant society: Their social networks and psychopathology

  • Joseph Westermeyer
  • John Neider


In this study of psychotic persons in a peasant society, there was a significant attrition in important social network structure after the onset of psychosis. The difficulties involved in providing non-reciprocal social support is noted, yet modest social support of functions may be critical.


Social Support Social Network Network Structure Health Psychology Social Issue 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Joseph Westermeyer
    • 1
  • John Neider
    • 2
  1. 1.University of MinnesotaMinneapolis
  2. 2.Department of PsychiatryUniversity of MinnesotaMinneapolis

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