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Emigration — Shock or Relief Reflections on Ethnocultural and Historical Factors

  • Alexander Friedmann

Abstract

The purpose of this study was, first, to examine the influence of cultural, familial, social and tradition-bound factors on pathoplastic elements in psychiatric disease occuring in two culturally distinct groups; second, to examine if group-specific differences could serve as explanation for these elements; third and reversely, to point out possibilities of conclusion on historiocultural backgrounds of a patient through an analysis of his symptomatology and the contents of his experience while psychiatrically ill.

Keywords

Signifieant High Rate Psychosomatic Disease Local Jewish Community Delusive Idea Endogenous Psychos 
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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1985

Authors and Affiliations

  • Alexander Friedmann
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  1. 1.Psychiatric ClinicUniversity of ViennaViennaAustria

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