Nosology and Traditional Therapy in Papua New Guinea

  • Burton G. Burton-Bradley

Abstract

The mainland New Guinea and surrounding islands have over 1, 000 highly discrete languages located within them and the component State of Papua New Guinea with a population of barely 3 million has 760 of these (1). As culture stems from language, each one gives rise to and characterises a distinct cultural-linguistic group of people. Such separateness is attributed to the mountainous terrain and many waves of migration throughout history.

Keywords

Traditional Healer Administrative Mental Health Grandiose Delusion Surrounding Island Disturbed Person 
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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1985

Authors and Affiliations

  • Burton G. Burton-Bradley
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  1. 1.University of Papua New GuineaPort MoresbyPapua New Guinea

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