Mental illness in the Levant

Michael John Evans (g8726246@MCMAIL.CIS.MCMASTER.CA)
Thu, 2 Dec 1993 00:28:32 -0500

I'm helping a friend prepare some background for an epidemiological study
of mental illness in the West bank and Gaza areas. Any references to medical
anthropology and/or medical sociology done in Palestine or elsewhere in
the Levant (including Israel) would be appreciated. We are trying to get a
handle on folk categories of illness so we can think about how these might
bear on the use of dsm3 designations like post-traumatic stess disorder,
depression and the like. Any help would be much appreciated. If anyone
knows of an appropriate mid-east list, that would be good too.
Thanks, Mike.

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Mike Evans, Anthropology &/ Heather Young-Leslie, Anthropology
McMaster University, Hamilton /or: York University, North York,
Ontario. (905) 525 9140 x23907 Ontario Canada (416) 736 5261
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