Regional Identity in the Four Colonies
Early in my general psychiatry residency, a patient justified her behavior by the following analogy: “When you’re raised in a town where everybody is a horse thief, you grow up thinking it’s okay to be one.” Later on, another patient explained a relative’s personality by saying that the person was from a certain town! Further, similar events aroused my curiosity about geographical variations in values and ethics.
KeywordsPersonality Trait Teenage Mother Regional Identity Impulse Control Disorder Intermittent Explosive Disorder
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