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Saudades at the edge of the self and the merits of 'portable families'.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  18799639     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
The treatment of a Mexican American patient who was referred due to hallucinations reveals a world of 'magic realism' that is far from infrequent in elderly people with a small and dwindling social network--especially if they come from cultures where the boundaries between the inner and the outer world are fuzzy. Respecting these traits allows for the development of treatment approaches that can evolve satisfactorily without disrupting the patient's inscription in this dual world.
Authors:
Carlos E Sluzki
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Transcultural psychiatry     Volume:  45     ISSN:  1363-4615     ISO Abbreviation:  Transcult Psychiatry     Publication Date:  2008 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2008-09-18     Completed Date:  2008-12-19     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9708119     Medline TA:  Transcult Psychiatry     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  379-90     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Department of Global and Community Health, College of Health and Human Services, George Mason University, Fairfax, VA 22030, USA. csluzki@gmu.edu
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Aged
Bereavement
Cross-Cultural Comparison
Ego*
Family / psychology*
Female
Grief
Hallucinations / ethnology*,  psychology
Humans
Imagination
Loneliness / psychology*
Magic
Mexican Americans / psychology*
Psychotherapy
Reality Testing
Social Support

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