Somatization as a Transcultural Problem

  • Carl Severin Albretsen
Conference paper


Many countries all over the world have been challenged to solve the problems with refugees and foreign workers from cultures quite different from their own. Some of the new inhabitants are lucky to have a basis of family members around, but most of them are rather isolated in the communities.


Foreign Worker Psychiatric Outpatient Primary Health Service Psychiatric Outpatient Clinic Social Assembly 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1987

Authors and Affiliations

  • Carl Severin Albretsen
    • 1
  1. 1.Department 6Dikemark HospitalOslo 1Norway

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