Of Spirits and Madness : An American Psychiatrist in Africa

Edition: 1st
Format: Hardcover
Pub. Date: 2001-08-01
Publisher(s): MCG
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In an unforgettable tale of medicine at the crossroads of two worlds, a psychiatrist tells of his shock at the magnitude of human suffering in Africa and how his experiences awakened him to the ways in which mental illness cuts across all cultures.

Author Biography

Paul R. Linde is an associate clinical professor of psychiatry at the University of California-San Francisco School of Medicine, where he finished his specialty training in psychiatry.

Table of Contents

Preface vii
Acknowledgments xiii
``Sister, Who's Our First Patient?'' Tichaona Machewa: A Garden-Variety Manic
``He's Not Crazy, He's Delirious!'' Joshua Mujombe: Death Doesn't Go on Strike
``It's Ten O'clock, Where Are My Interns?'' Doctor Gwanzura: A Big Breadwinner
``He Brought the Virus Home.'' Esther Mawena: The Bride Price, a Death Sentence
``Paranoid as Hell.'' Happy Mufananidza: AIDS in the Brain
``A Bewitchment?'' Constance Marondera: Catatonic, but Why?
``You What? You Need to Rest Your Mind?'' Sister Pagomo: A Case of Kufungisisa
``There Are No Guarantees.'' Mister Dube: Nearly Scared to Death
``A Sleepy Guy with a Head Full of Weed and Thorazine.'' Samuel Rugare: A Case of Mbanje Madness
``So, You Want Another Operation?'' Winston Chivero: Self-Mutilator with a Cause
``You Ask a Lot of Questions, You Know That?'' Wonder Kasimonje: Redemption Is Where You Find It

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