By Oliver Sacks
To those seven narratives of neurological disease Dr. Sacks brings a similar humanity, poetic statement, and infectious experience of ask yourself which are obvious in his bestsellers Awakenings and The guy Who Mistook His spouse for a Hat. those males, ladies, and one impressive baby turn out to be brilliantly adaptive personalities, whose stipulations haven't lots debilitated them as ushered them into one other fact.
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Eventually, the traditional healers gave this specific distress a name, and incorporated it within the traditional healing rituals, formalizing the dances, which were then used to relieve the distress. It is notable that most of the work systematically documenting responses to traumatic events has been conducted in Western and industrialized societies, where values tend toward autonomy and individualization. Therefore, descriptions of outcomes following traumatic events in the literature are culturally bound.
The materials are designed to be generic and applicable to a wide range of countries, with different approaches and sensitivities to problems stemming from traumatic experiences. However, cultural differences, as well as the degree of development and sophistication of the health and welfare systems in each nation, will greatly affect the feasibility and appropriateness of implementing different kinds of programs. While this book places particular emphasis on trauma intervention in developing countries without a strong mental health infrastructure, it is also intended to pertain to vulnerable groups in high-income countries.
An Anthropologist On Mars: Seven Paradoxical Tales by Oliver Sacks