The Long-Term Sequelae of Uprooting: Conceptual and Practical Issues

  • Maria Pfister-Ammende
Part of the Current Topics in Mental Health book series (CTMH)


This chapter begins with the case history of an uprooted person. It shows the disastrous entanglement a human being can experience, and permits us to sense the loneliness of the uprooted. It concerns a woman’s fate which came to my medical attention in 1954. The anamnestic data and the other details have been thoroughly checked; all the names are fictitious.


Sexual Satisfaction Village Doctor Culture Clash Soviet Citizen Lonely People 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1980

Authors and Affiliations

  • Maria Pfister-Ammende
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  1. 1.Swiss National Committee for Mental HealthZurichSwitzerland

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