Culture and society in posttraumatic stress disorder: Implications of psychotherapy

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Cultural belief systems, along with traditional family and social role expectations, greatly affect psychosocial adjustment in individuals recovering from severe trauma. In the cross-cultural psychotherapy of posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) anthropological and sociological perspectives can contribute to a more comprehensive diagnostic formulation and suggest possible approaches to treatment.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)519-530
Number of pages12
JournalAmerican Journal of Psychotherapy
Issue number4
StatePublished - Dec 1 1987


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  • Clinical Psychology

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