Year: 1991 Source: Transcultural Psychiatric Research Review, v.28, no.3, (1991), p.169-218 SIEC No: 19920297

The author discusses the state of African psychiatry, comparing & contrasting it with European psychiatry. Numerous studies of schizophrenias, affective disorders, suicide, atypical & brief psychoses, drug abuse & neuroses are reviewed. Using examples from a number of different cultures, the difficulty in obtaining accurate data for the study of suicide is discussed. Brief mention is also made of rates of attempted suicide among Ghanaians & Nigerians. (227 refs.)