Year: 1962 Source: American Anthropologist, v.64, (1962), p.76-96 SIEC No: 19910874

This paper discusses psychopathology among Eskimos of Greenland & North America in a socio-cultural context. The author explores the relationship between psychiatric symptoms, personality & culture. He questions why Eskimos are more likely to display hysterical excitement rather than depression & paranoia. Child rearing, early socialization, social & economic life, religious beliefs, & the role of women are outlined. (VM)