Culture or Psychosis: Social Behavior Inducing Psychopathology or Psychopathology Inducing Social Behavior?

By Paula Ariadna Perez.

Published by The International Journal of Health, Wellness and Society

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This review aims at providing basic tools for understanding and analyzing the impact of the cultural environment. In the event that a health professional encounters a cross culture context in his daily practice, one in which magical and spiritual elements dominate. In this circumstance, the professional must have the ability to assess these influences scientifically without interfering with the cultural belief of the individuals. The F44.3 The Trance and Possession Disorder (9) was included in the 1999 International Classification of Diseases (ICD-10) of the World Health Organization for epidemiological and planning purposes. However, this inclusion is not sufficient to describe the complexity of the behaviors and thought patterns related to all different culture beliefs.

Keywords: Psychosis, Culture, Beliefs

The International Journal of Health, Wellness and Society, Volume 5, Issue 2, June 2015, pp.1-5. Article: Print (Spiral Bound). Article: Electronic (PDF File; 619.966KB).

Paula Ariadna Perez

Head of Research, School of Medicine, Colombian Cooperative University, Villavicencio, Meta, Colombia