WHAT ARE THE APPLICATIONS OF OF CULTURALIST THERAPY IN MENTAL HEALTH?
An example of a socio-cultural approach to therapy will best illustrate its clinical application. A twenty-two-year-old woman was brought in by her husband because of depression and anxiety. She complained that she was depressed because of frequent episodes of panic during which she was convinced she would die. She was a thin, taut, attractive young woman in obvious panic, with a pulse rate of 144 and rapid breathing. She spoke in a meek,thin, and whining voice and looked away from her husband. She was the only daughter of religious European-born parents who, when she was eighteen, arranged a marriage to a highly religious man. They had twochildren.
The husband complained that his wife, previously a scrupulously clean, orderly, and attentive housewife, had begun to sulk and to neglect the home and the children.She gradually became more depressed and periodicallypanic-stricken.The patient was given a short-acting tranquilizer for a…
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