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Culture in Medicine, Culture of Medicine II.

CULTURE IN MEDICINE, CULTURE OF MEDICINE II. (Focus on Mental Health and Mental Healing)

W1: Medical Anthropology and Beyond - Discussion of the Semester: Requirements and Timescale.

W2: Placebo – Theories and Practice I.
Placebo in pharmacological research and medical treatments

W3: Placebo – Theories and Practice II.
Alternative/Complementary Healing

W4: Medicalization of feeling and thoughts – Concise history of Mental Disorders

W5: Psychiatry – DSM and other problems with nosologies - What is a Problem, after all? And how to call it?

W6: Psychiatry –Science or Subjective – Brain or Soul

W7: Psychiatry – Social actor – Social factor (Expenses nd Availability, Benefits and Welfare, Role of the shrinks v. Role of madness)

W8: Culture Bound Syndromes I.
Body image and Eating Disorders

W9: Culture Bound Syndromes II.
Bodily, mental, or psychosomatic?

W10: Culture Bound Syndromes III.
Old ones and new ones - Exotism and Mainstream Issues

W11: Talking therapies and Symbolic Healing– Critical approach to Psychotherapy

W12: Family therapy – Families and therapies around world

W13: Fieldworks: Discussion 1.

W14: Fieldworks: Discussion 2.,Recapitulation, Feedback and Evaluation