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Idioms of Distress

Psychosomatic Disorders in Medical and Imaginative Literature

by Lilian R. Furst

  • 124 Want to read
  • 18 Currently reading

Published by State University of New York Press .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • History of ideas, intellectual history,
  • History of medicine,
  • Literary studies: general,
  • Literary theory,
  • Psychiatry,
  • Psychology,
  • Literature and mental illness,
  • Imagination in literature,
  • Literature - Classics / Criticism,
  • Literary Criticism,
  • Medicine, Psychosomatic,
  • Diseases,
  • Semiotics & Theory,
  • History,
  • Diseases in literature

  • The Physical Object
    FormatPaperback
    Number of Pages256
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL7802856M
    ISBN 100791455580
    ISBN 109780791455586

    Embellish the book, if desired. Apply scraps of postage stamps or torn scraps of newspaper. Crumble a page of a book, flatten the page and glue onto the cover. Add distress ink to the cover to make it look more aged. Apply different colors of distressed ink pads to the cover and spray with water to allow the inks to mix and blend. Let dry. My research interests in the field of cultural psychiatry and medical anthropology include culture, religion and mental health, the medicalisation of sadness and idioms of distress. My new book 'Sadness, Depression and the Dark Night of the Soul. Transcending the Medicalisation of Sadness' has recently been published by Jessica Kingsley Publishers.

    PsychiatryOnline subscription options offer access to the DSM-5 library, books, journals, CME, and patient resources. This all-in-one virtual library provides psychiatrists and mental health professionals with key resources for diagnosis, treatment, research, and professional development. The latest Culture, Medicine and Psychiatry is a special issue on “Trauma and Idioms of Distress,” co-edited by Devon E. Hinton and Roberto Lewis-Fernández, who write that the issue “focuses on the role played by idioms of distress in the local trauma ontology, the associations between the idioms and psychiatric disorders occurring in the context of trauma and the mechanisms by which.

    The study also seeks to culturally identify idioms of distress, resilience and wellbeing that were used by Gazans during the Israeli war on Gaza. The study is based on a comparative analytical methodology that employs textual. The goal of this study was to map idioms of distress onto Haitian ethnopsychologies in a way that promotes improved communication between lay persons and clinicians in rural Haiti. In Haiti's Central Plateau, an ethnographic study was conducted in May and June , utilizing participant observation in rural clinics, 31 key informant interviews.


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Idioms of Distress.: This interdisciplinary Idioms of Distress book examines the enigmatic category of psychosomatic disorders as articulated in medical writings and represented in literary works of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Six key works are analyzed: Hawthorne s The Scarlet Letter, Émile Zola s Reviews: 1.

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This interdisciplinary study examines the enigmatic category of psychosomatic disorders as articulated in medical writings and represented in literary works of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Six key works are analyzed: Hawthorne’s The Scarlet Letter, Émile Zola’s Thérèse Raquin, Thomas Mann’s Buddenbrooks, Arthur Miller’s Broken Glass, Brian O’Doherty’s The Strange Case of Mademoiselle P Cited by: Idioms of Distress: Psychosomatic Disorders in Medical and Imaginative Literature - Ebook written by Lilian R.

Furst. Read this book using Google Play Books app on your PC, android, iOS devices. Idioms of distress: alternatives in the expression of psychosocial distress. A case from South India. Culture, Medicine, and Psychiatry, 5, –Cited by: Idioms of distress are socially and culturally resonant means of experiencing and expressing distress in local worlds.

They are evocative and index past traumatic memories as well as present. Culture-bound syndromes, idioms of distress, and cultural concepts of distress: New directions for an old concept in psychological anthropology Bonnie N. Kaiser and Lesley Jo Weaver Transcultural Psychiatry 4, Cited by: 1.

Pedersen, D., H. Kienzler, and J. Gamarra Llaki and Ñakary: Idioms of Distress and Suffering Among the Highland Quechua in the Peruvian Andes. Culture, Medicine and Psychiatry 34(2). doi: / by: The concept of “cultural idioms of distress” was introduced to draw attention to the fact that reports of bodily distress can serve a communicative function.[1,2,3] A study done in South India on Havik Brahmin women reported the modes of expression as commensality, weight loss, fasting and poisoning, purity, obsession and ambivalence, illness, external forces of disorder such as the evil eye and spirit Cited by: 9.

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This paper focuses attention on alternative modes of expressing distress and the need to analyze particular manifestations of distress in relation to personal and cultural meaning complexes as well as the availability and social implications of coexisting idioms of expression.

To illustrate this point the case of South Kanarese Havik Brahmin women is by: Cultural idioms of distress (IODs) are defined as “ways of expressing distress that may not involve specific symptoms or syndromes, but that provide collective, shared ways of experiencing and talking about personal and social concerns” (American Psychiatric Association, ).Cited by: 1.

damsel in distress A helpless woman who needs to be rescued from some danger. The term is a reference to the stereotypical female character in romantic stories who serves solely to be rescued by a heroic male character. It's not like I'm a damsel in distress, Dad—I'll be fine living on my own. Idioms of distress more peripheral to the personal or cultural behavioral repertoire of Havik women are considered as adaptive responses in circumstances where other modes of expression fail to communicate distress adequately or provide appropriate coping by: Idioms of distress more peripheral to the personal or cultural behavioral repertoire of Havik women are considered as adaptive responses in circumstances where other modes of expression fail to Author: Mark Nichter.

W.G. Jilek, in International Encyclopedia of the Social & Behavioral Sciences, 2 Local Folk Idioms of Distress. Local folk idioms of distress for psychologically stressful situations that can occur in any culture are not signifiers of culturally specific disorders although the manifestations are influenced by the local culture.

Susto, espanto, miedo are colloquially equivalent Spanish. In the case of long-term major traumatic events such as the Cambodian tragedy there is a close relationship between the individual’s clinical history and the collective history of his/her ethnic gr Cited by: Idioms of distress revisited: Find many great new & used options and get the best deals for Idioms of Distress: Psychosomatic Disorders in Medical and Imaginative by Furst at the best online prices at.

Get this from a library! Idioms of distress: psychosomatic disorders in medical and imaginative literature. [Lilian R Furst] -- "This interdisciplinary study examines the enigmatic category of psychosomatic disorders as articulated in medical writings and represented in literary works of the nineteenth and twentieth.The book fosters a better understanding of these puzzling disorders by revealing how they function simultaneously as masks and as manifestations of inner suffering.

“The individual readings of literary texts presented in Idioms of Distress are clear, reasonable, interesting, and well connected to one another and to the medical topic of.I love those who can smile in trouble, who can gather strength from distress, and grow brave by reflection.

'Tis the business of little minds to shrink, but they whose heart is firm, and whose conscience approves their conduct, will pursue their principles unto death.