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Series: Translational Research in Biomedicine
Volume: 4
Published: 30 April 2015
10.1159/000375421
EISBN: 978-3-318-05445-3
... Abstract For millennia, mistletoe (Viscum album) has been an important element of human culture. Its uses have ranged from practical, for example, as animal food, to ceremonial, for example, in initiation rituals; however, special attention has always been given to its potential...
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Series: Current Problems in Dermatology
Volume: 48
Published: 24 March 2015
10.1159/000369174
EISBN: 978-3-318-02777-8
... Abstract For millennia, peoples around the world have tattooed human skin to communicate various ontological, psychosocial, and sociocultural concepts encompassing beauty, cultural identity, status and position, medicine, and supernatural protection. As a system of knowledge transmission...
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Series: Advances in Psychosomatic Medicine
Volume: 33
Published: 26 June 2013
10.1159/000348722
EISBN: 978-3-318-02395-4
... Abstract The current scene in the field of cultural psychiatry shows a vigorous growth, multifaceted conceptual and research developments and more relevant clinical presence. After a pertinent definition of the discipline, this chapter examines the contribution of cultural psychiatry...
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Series: Advances in Psychosomatic Medicine
Volume: 33
Published: 26 June 2013
10.1159/000348727
EISBN: 978-3-318-02395-4
... Abstract Cultural psychiatry in the United Kingdom exhibits unique characteristics closely related to its history as a colonial power, its relationship with Commonwealth countries and the changing socio-demographic characteristics of its diverse population throughout the centuries...
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Series: Advances in Psychosomatic Medicine
Volume: 33
Published: 26 June 2013
10.1159/000348730
EISBN: 978-3-318-02395-4
... Abstract There are inequalities in health among migrants and local populations in Europe. Due to migration, Germany, Norway and Sweden have become ethnic culturally diverse nations. There are barriers to mental health care access for refugees, migrants and minorities, and problems with quality...
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Series: Advances in Psychosomatic Medicine
Volume: 33
Published: 26 June 2013
10.1159/000348733
EISBN: 978-3-318-02395-4
... Abstract For the last five centuries, France's international influence has been constant. This has been particularly evident in the areas of general culture, history and science. In psychiatry, the role of Pinel during the French Revolution, and the discovery of the first psychotropic agent...
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Series: Advances in Psychosomatic Medicine
Volume: 33
Published: 26 June 2013
10.1159/000348742
EISBN: 978-3-318-02395-4
... Abstract This chapter reviews some key aspects of current research in cultural psychiatry and explores future prospects. The first section discusses the multiple meanings of culture in the contemporary world and their relevance for understanding mental health and illness. The next section...
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Series: Advances in Psychosomatic Medicine
Volume: 33
Published: 26 June 2013
10.1159/000348807
EISBN: 978-3-318-02395-4
... Abstract Contemporary psychosomatics is a research-based technical discipline and its social power depends on how scientific knowledge is obtained and applied in practice, considering cultural contexts. This article presents the view that the dialogical principles on which bioethical discourse...
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Series: Advances in Psychosomatic Medicine
Volume: 33
Published: 26 June 2013
10.1159/isbn.978-3-318-02395-4
EISBN: 978-3-318-02395-4
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Series: Advances in Psychosomatic Medicine
Volume: 31
Published: 11 October 2011
10.1159/000328922
EISBN: 978-3-8055-9825-5
... Abstract The influences of culture are present in different areas of human health, as is the case with reproductive behaviors. To have a child means to have made a responsible decision. If conception takes longer to happen, these patients require the help of doctors to stimulate the refractory...
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Series: Key Issues in Mental Health
Volume: 175
Published: 30 March 2009
10.1159/000209600
EISBN: 978-3-8055-9102-7
... Abstract In a meta-analysis of menopausal symptoms, the most universally reported symptoms were vaginal dryness and other urogenital symptoms like urgency, bladder pain and incontinence. Vasomotor symptoms were reported less consistently in different cultures. Depression, sexual dysfunction...
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Series: World Review of Nutrition and Dietetics
Volume: 98
Published: 12 August 2008
10.1159/isbn.978-3-8055-8531-6
EISBN: 978-3-8055-8531-6
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Series: Key Issues in Mental Health
Volume: 169
Published: 30 March 2001
10.1159/000059552
EISBN: 978-3-318-00559-2
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Series: Key Issues in Mental Health
Volume: 169
Published: 30 March 2001
10.1159/isbn.978-3-318-00559-2
EISBN: 978-3-318-00559-2
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