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You Never Know What They Might Do

Mental Illness in Outport Newfoundland

By Paul S. Dinham
Categories: Medicine, Newfoundland And Labrador Studies, Sociology
Series: Social and Economic Studies
Series Number: 20
Paperback : 9780919666191, 93 pages, April 1977


How do villagers look upon mental illness? How do the 'sick' among them avoid hospitalization in the "mental"? This fieldwork study by a sociologist stresses the necessity of taking cultural factors into account in diagnosing mental disorders.