Chapter 14. Dissatisfied Seekers: Efficacy in Traditional Healing of Neuropsychiatric Disorders in Bali

  1. Mario Incayawar M.D., M.Sc. Director2,3,4,
  2. Ronald Wintrob M.D. Clinical Professor5 and
  3. Lise Bouchard Ph.D. Director of Research2
  1. Robert B. Lemelson Ph.D. Research Anthropologist

Published Online: 28 APR 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9780470741054.ch14

Psychiatrists and Traditional Healers: Unwitting Partners in Global Mental Health

Psychiatrists and Traditional Healers: Unwitting Partners in Global Mental Health

How to Cite

Lemelson, R. B. (2009) Dissatisfied Seekers: Efficacy in Traditional Healing of Neuropsychiatric Disorders in Bali, in Psychiatrists and Traditional Healers: Unwitting Partners in Global Mental Health (eds M. Incayawar, R. Wintrob and L. Bouchard), John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470741054.ch14

Editor Information

  1. 2

    Runajambi – Institute for the Study of Quichua Culture and Health, Otavalo, Ecuador

  2. 3

    Former Henry R. Luce, Professor in Brain, Mind and Medicine: Cross-Cultural Perspectives, Pitzer, Claremont McKenna, USA

  3. 4

    Harvey Mudd Colleges, California, USA

  4. 5

    WPA-Transcultural Psychiatry Section, Warren Alpert School of Medicine, Brown University, Providence, RI, USA

Author Information

  1. Semel Institute of Neuroscience, UCLA, California, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 28 APR 2009
  2. Published Print: 20 MAR 2009

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470516836

Online ISBN: 9780470741054

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Keywords:

  • dissatisfied seekers - efficacy in traditional healing of neuropsychiatric disorders in Bali;
  • obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) and/or Tourette's Syndrome (TS), in Bali, Indonesia;
  • dissatisfied seekers;
  • obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) - most common mental illnesses;
  • traditional healing of neuropsychiatric disorders - meaning and issue of efficacy;
  • Balinese traditional healing systems;
  • Bali, traditional healing and indigenous theories of disease - complex and widely used;
  • disharmony and imbalance in culturally constituted behavioral environment;
  • illness as punishment for offenses against spirits inhabiting village and surrounding countrysides;
  • reincarnation (punarbhawa) or continual rebirth into the world - until one attains perfect life and is unified with God, cited as one of five principal beliefs of Balinese Hindus

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder and Tourette's Syndrome

  • Traditional Healing of Neuropsychiatric Disorders: Meaning and the Issue of Efficacy

  • Introduction to Balinese Traditional Healing Systems

  • Broad Philosophical Organizing Features of Balinese Healing

  • Does the Meaning Making of Traditional Healing Play a Role in Reducing Symptoms and Suffering in Neuropsychiatric Disorders?

  • Conclusion

  • Notes

  • References