Dissociation : Volume 10, No. 3, p. 174-181 : Paranormal and dissociative experiences in Middle-Eastern Jews in Israel: diagnostic and treatment dilemmas

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dc.contributor.author Somer, Eliezer, 1951-
dc.date.accessioned 2005-10-30T21:06:50Z
dc.date.available 2005-10-30T21:06:50Z
dc.date.issued 1997-09
dc.identifier.issn 0896-2863
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1794/1819
dc.description p. 174-181 en
dc.description.abstract Four Israeli Jewish persons of Middle Eastern cultural heritage presented for consultation following unsuccessful helping attempts delivered by various folk and spiritual healers. The four patients suffered from the following DSM-IV defined problems: Post-traumatic Stress Disorder, Dissociative Disorder not Otherwise Specified, Schizophrenia-paranoid type, and Histrionic Personality Disorder coupled with a Conversion Disorder with Seizures. The patients construed their suffering in cultural idioms implicating supernatural experiences. Many of their symptoms resembled dissociative clinical pictures. However, unlike many dissociative disorder patients described in the Western scientific literature, these persons refused to accept any of their possession-like experiences as possible manifestations of their own dissociated ego-states. The paper describes the struggle to find common ground on which significant cross-cultural help could be offered to indigenous people manifesting dissociative and other symptomatology. en
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dc.publisher Ridgeview Institute and the International Society for the Study of Dissociation en
dc.title Dissociation : Volume 10, No. 3, p. 174-181 : Paranormal and dissociative experiences in Middle-Eastern Jews in Israel: diagnostic and treatment dilemmas en
dc.title.alternative Paranormal and dissociative experiences in Middle-Eastern Jews in Israel: diagnostic and treatment dilemmas en
dc.type Article en


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