Non-affective psychosis in traditional Andean culture

Marucela Uscamayta Ayvar, Rodolfo Sanchez Garrafa, Javier I. Escobar, Carla Gallo, Abraham Vaisberg, Giovanni Poletti, Gabriel A. de Erausquin

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We report a case of non-affective psychosis with a brief discussion of the phenomenology and its characterization and treatment by traditional Inka healers and eventually by Western-trained psychiatrists. Traditional Inka psychopathology provided empirical support for the transcultural stability of the Kraepelinian dichotomy.

Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalTranscultural Psychiatry
StateAccepted/In press - 2022


  • Explanatory models
  • Indigenous Peoples
  • Kechwa
  • psychopathology
  • psychosis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Health(social science)
  • Psychiatry and Mental health


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