Cultural context and psychological practices: introductory remarks

Sarita Brazão Vieira About the author

The predominance of an explicative model in the field of mental health which emphasizes the physical-organic sphere of the subject, regardless of other forms of approaching the health/disease process is discussed. The understanding of aspects regarding the therapeutic effectiveness and the different interpretations and treatments to deal with the psychical suffering is sought. The main axis of the analysis is grounded on anthropological investigations about the modern concept of person.

Psychical suffering; Cultural manifestations; Therapeutic effectiveness

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