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Titolo:
AUTOENUCLEATION - A CULTURE-SPECIFIC PHENOMENON - A CASE SERIES AND REVIEW
Autore:
SHIWACH RS;
Indirizzi:
UNIV TEXAS,SW MED CTR,DEPT PSYCHIAT,5323 HARRY HINES BLVD DALLAS TX 75235 TERRELL STATE HOSP TERRELL TX 00000
Titolo Testata:
Comprehensive psychiatry
fascicolo: 5, volume: 39, anno: 1998,
pagine: 318 - 322
SICI:
0010-440X(1998)39:5<318:A-ACP->2.0.ZU;2-R
Fonte:
ISI
Lingua:
ENG
Soggetto:
INFLICTED EYE INJURIES; SELF-MUTILATION; SCHIZOPHRENIA; DELUSIONS; ENUCLEATION;
Tipo documento:
Review
Natura:
Periodico
Settore Disciplinare:
Physical, Chemical & Earth Sciences
Science Citation Index Expanded
Citazioni:
39
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Citazione:
R.S. Shiwach, "AUTOENUCLEATION - A CULTURE-SPECIFIC PHENOMENON - A CASE SERIES AND REVIEW", Comprehensive psychiatry, 39(5), 1998, pp. 318-322

Abstract

Cases of autoenucleation may provide a good example of the pathoplastic effects of culture. To further characterize this phenomenon, the author reviewed the medical literature and conducted a retrospective search of the local psychiatric hospital records. Medline search did not show a single case of autoenucleation in the non-European Christian culture. Descriptive accounts of the identified seven patients show theywere all psychotic at the time of the act, and five had a history of prior drug abuse. Most were religiously preoccupied before the act anddisplayed prominent affective symptoms, and they all interpreted the Biblical text literally. The association of sight and the concept of sin is discussed in a wider cultural context, and it is proposed that autoenucleation may be unique to the Christian West. Copyright (C) 1998by W.B. Saunders Company.

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