Modern Psychological Studies
University of Tennessee at Chattanooga
Place of Publication
Adoption of the medical model of psychopathology has de-emphasized the need for psychiatry to incorporate new developments from the other social sciences. The need for an interpretive (rather than merely biological) approach to psychopathology based upon theories of symbolic interaction is argued in the present article with respect to the emerging field of cross-cultural psychiatry. Groundwork for such an approach is sketched out by application of Obeyesekere's (1981) anthropological theory of personal symbols.
BF1 .M63 v. 4 no. 1 1996
"Symbolic interaction and an interpretive approach to cross cultural psychiatry,"
Modern Psychological Studies: Vol. 4
, Article 5.
Available at: http://scholar.utc.edu/mps/vol4/iss1/5