How Culture Shapes Illness

Mind Hacks have a good entry on how mental illness is shaped by culture:


“Media analysis magazine Stay Free! has an interview with medical historian Edward Shorter on how psychiatric symptoms have changed over the years, showing, he claims, how we subconsciously express culturally acceptable distress.”

Mind Hacks

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Published: 2 August 2005

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