Cultural Conceptions and the Role of the Psychiatrist in Germany and America

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Abstract

Matched samples of mental hospital staff and high school students completed mental health questionnaires in Germany and America. The results were factor analysed. One factor concerned the role of the psychiatrist. The role of the psychia trist in each culture seems to reflect basic cultural conceptions of mental disorders. Reference to two earlier papers indicates that patients, staff, and public share these basic conceptions and these conceptions affect patient-staff relationships.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)250-258
Number of pages9
JournalInternational Journal of Social Psychiatry
Volume24
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1978

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  • Psychiatry and Mental health

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