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  Mario Incayawar, M.D., M.Sc.
Mario Incayawar, M.D., M.Sc.
Ron Wintrob, M.D.
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Lise Bouchard, Ph.D.
Lise Bouchard, Ph.D.

News and Reviews

    "In our opinion, Psychiatrists and Traditional Healers should be part of a required reading list, along with other recent and past volumes on traditional healing that honor [cultural] differences. " Marsella & Pedersen, , 2010.
    "The coverage is exhaustive and rich in research, case examples, and insights." Marsella & Pedersen 2010.
  • Our book is used as a textbook in the Global Mental Health Course (spring 2010), offred by Stuart R. Schwartz , M.D., Semester at Sea Program, sponsored by the University of Virginia.
  • A review by Michael H. Cohen, Esq., former Assistant Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School. Browse his Complementary and Alternative Medicine Law blog.






























Facts on psychiatrists

It is estimated that in low-income countries there is one psychiatrist for one million people.

In Ecuador, there is one Quichua psychiatrist for a population of 5 million Indigenous People.

Facts on traditional healers

In Tanzania, Uganda and Zambia, the ratio of traditional healers to general population is 1:200 to 1:400, constrasting dramatically with Western trained health professionals for which the ratio is 1:20 000.

In the sub-Saharan Africa, traditional healers outnumber biomedically-oriented health practitioners by 100 to 1

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