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This brilliant and engrossing work of social synthesis, replete with profound insights, opens up new vistas on the relationship between culture and mental health. The author uses his own extensive findings and his abundant knowledge of the cross-cultural studies in psychiatry, anthropology, and sociology to demonstrate that throughout history mental disorders have been closely linked with the prevailing culture and have thus changed in kind and extent.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780202309545
ISBN-10: 0202309541
Format: Paperback
(229mm x 152mm x 26mm)
Pages: 460
Imprint: AldineTransaction
Publisher: Transaction Publishers
Publish Date: 15-Jan-2007
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Marvin K. Opler

Marvin K. Opler (1914-1981) was professor of social psychiatry and professor of sociology and anthropology at the State University of New York at Buffalo. He was for many years editor of The International Journal of Social Psychiatry, and was associate editor of the American Anthropologist. He was also editor and co-author of Culture and Mental Health, and co-author of Mental Health in the Metropolis: The Midtown Manhattan Study and Impounded People.