Impact of Ethno-Cultural Beliefs On A Person With Mental Illness: A Case Report

Authors

  • N Rajbhandari Junior Resident, Department of psychiatry, BPKIHS, Dharan,
  • DR Shakya Additional Prof. Department of psychiatry, BPKIHS, Dharan,
  • N Sapkota Associate Prof., Department of psychiatry, BPKIHS, Dharan,
  • M Basnet Asst Prof., Department of psychiatry, BPKIHS, Dharan,

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.3126/jpan.v3i1.11353

Keywords:

Ethno-cultural Belief, mental illness, temporal lobe lesion

Abstract

Culture, though difficult to define, is a collection of beliefs, attitudes, knowledge, customs, habits and behaviour which influence cognitions and social development of a patient. Cultures determine how sickness and illness are defined and that will determine what the first port of call is. It also colors the psychopathology. We here describe a case of a 36 years woman who presented with psychosis which co-occurred with left temporal lobe lesion who had significant delay in receiving proper treatment because of the ethno-cultural beliefs.

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.3126/jpan.v3i1.11353

J Psychiatrists’ Association of Nepal Vol .3, No.1, 2014: 45-47

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Published

2014-10-29

How to Cite

Rajbhandari, N., Shakya, D., Sapkota, N., & Basnet, M. (2014). Impact of Ethno-Cultural Beliefs On A Person With Mental Illness: A Case Report. Journal of Psychiatrists’ Association of Nepal, 3(1), 45–47. https://doi.org/10.3126/jpan.v3i1.11353

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