The Care of the Mentally Ill in African Traditional and Transitional Societies

  • Ayo Binitie


An observation of contemporary African reveals interesting points for Sociological and Psychological study. There are the old institutions and traditional ways. In general these are changing fast. It is only in remote areas that such cultures can be observed more or less as it was at the time of our ancestors. Then there is the new. The new is the West and West European ideas. The new way is typically described as modern. Then there is the transitional group. In this group are the majority. They share a bit of the old and a bit of the new.


Mental Health Traditional Healer Transitional Group Benin City Transitional Society 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Ayo Binitie
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  1. 1.Department of Mental HealthUniversity of BeninBenin CityNigeria

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