When posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) entered the DSM, support for the diagnosis was a critical part of advocacy for Vietnam veterans.
Some comments on the theoretical underpinnings of Anke Niehof’s ‘micro-ecological approach to health’
The micro environment and agency of the household: a theoretical statement
Some suggestions for linking Niehof’s “Micro-Ecological Approach” with other compatible models
The concept of household – the central element in the model – is also problematic.
Medical anthropology is a field that is concerned, either directly or indirectly, with the improvement of health conditions.
Fascinated by The Netherlands, Nicoletta Diasio, came to this country around 1993-1994 as an Italian anthropologist to study ‘Dutch medical anthropology’.
Rape, its prevalence, survival and efforts to deal with its physical and psychological aftermath, are full of contradictions and ambiguities which, in turn, increase the vulnerability of the body.
During the fieldwork I carried out in 2001 on health problems among Peruvian live-in nannies and domestic workers in Santiago de Chile, weight loss turned out to be one of the central themes.
This paper presents an anthropological understanding of mental illness.
The theoretical analysis Oloyede conducts in order to explain these students’ discomfort is rich in content, but his conclusion is rather disappointing.
Response to comments on ‘Culture in mental illness’ — Olajide Oloyede
Intersubjectivity at the centre — Grace Akello.
Doing research with boys who have killed — Marie Rosenkrantz Lindegaard
Security and mistrust as measures of future health in the Indonesian H5N1 influenza outbreak — Celia Lowe
Speculative futures of care — Miriam Iris Ticktin