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dc.contributor.authorHorwitz, Josées_ES
dc.contributor.authorMarconi, Juanes_ES
dc.date.accessioned2015-12-08T03:02:27Z
dc.date.available2015-12-08T03:02:27Z
dc.date.issueds.d.es_ES
dc.date.issued1966es_ES
dc.identifier.urihttps://iris.paho.org/handle/10665.2/15330
dc.description.abstractAt the present stage of development, psychiatry in general and epidemiological studies of mental health in particular need to formulate more precise concepts and definitions that will make it possible to compare studies made in different countries and different cultures. Examples are given to illustrate the importance of applying progressively more scientific definitions (nominal, ostensible, real, conditional, postulative) to clinical, epidemiological, and experimental studies in the field of mental health. The author emphasizes that, in addition to its theoretical quality, the definition should be framed in objective and operational terms. He gives examples of the application of operational definitions of alcoholism, psychosis, insanity, oligophrenia, epilepsy, and neurosis and outlines a proposed transcultural investigation of the prevalence of mental disorders in Chile in the aborigenal mapuche culture and the Chilean, non-aborigenal cultureen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesBoletín de la Oficina Sanitaria Panamericana (OSP);60(4),abr. 1966es_ES
dc.subjectSaúde Mentalpt_BR
dc.subjectÍndios Sul-Americanoses_ES
dc.subjectChilees_ES
dc.subjectVigilância Epidemiológicaes_ES
dc.subjectAmérica Latinaes_ES
dc.titleEl problema de las definiciones en el campo de la salud mental : Definiciones aplicables en estudios epidemiológicoses_ES
dc.title.alternativeThe problem of definitions in the field of mental healthen_US
dc.typeJournal articlesen_US
dc.rights.holderPan American Health Organizationen_US


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