Affiliation: University College London
- Commentary: Globalization, culture, body image, and eating disordersRoland Litllewood
Department of Anthropology, University College of London, UK
Cult Med Psychiatry 28:597-602. 2004
- Apocalyptic suicide: from a pathological to an eschatological interpretationSimon Dein
Department of Psychiatry, University College London, UK
Int J Soc Psychiatry 51:198-210. 2005..The authors examine the possible interpretations of apocalyptic suicide--a form of suicide amongst a group which believes that the world will end imminently...
- Colonialism and countertransference: two cases of the sexual abuse of women by doctorsRoland Littlewood
University College London, UK
Transcult Psychiatry 43:235-42. 2006..Colonial and postcolonial stereotypes evoked by their actions are briefly considered...
- Religion and psychosis: a common evolutionary trajectory?Simon Dein
Department of Mental Health Sciences, University College London, Charles Bell House, 67 Riding House Street, London WC1 7EY, UK
Transcult Psychiatry 48:318-35. 2011..It is suggested that religion and schizophrenia have perhaps had a related evolutionary trajectory...
- Strange, incredible and impossible things: the early anthropology of Reginald ScotRoland Littlewood
University College London, United Kingdom
Transcult Psychiatry 46:348-64. 2009..This article considers whether his methods and writing might indeed correspond to what we recognise as the procedures of medical or psychiatric anthropology...
- A cross-national study of the stigmatization of severe psychiatric illness: historical review, methodological considerations and development of the questionnaireRoland Littlewood
Centre for Medical Anthropology, University College London, London, UK
Transcult Psychiatry 44:171-202. 2007..The difficulties of achieving cross-cultural comparability of meaning are discussed and the psychometric properties of the instrument are presented...
- Mental health and intellectual disability: culture and diversityR Littlewood
Department of Anthropology, University College London, London, UK
J Intellect Disabil Res 50:555-60. 2006..Compared with that in mental illness, cultural variation in popular conceptualisations of intellectual disability has been rarely addressed...
- Religious stigmata, magnetic fluids and conversion hysteria: one survival of 'vital force' theories in scientific medicine?Roland Littlewood
University College Centre for Medical Anthropology, Department of Anthropology, University College London, UK
Transcult Psychiatry 42:596-609. 2005....
- Depression and the medicalization of sadness: conceptualization and recommended help-seekingGlòria Durà-Vilà
Research Department of Mental Health Sciences, University College London, London, UK
Int J Soc Psychiatry 59:165-75. 2013....
- Integration of sexual trauma in a religious narrative: transformation, resolution and growth among contemplative nunsGlòria Durà-Vilà
Department of Mental Health Sciences, University College London, UK
Transcult Psychiatry 50:21-46. 2013..We conclude by discussing the findings in the light of the existing literature on the interaction of trauma and spirituality...
- Stigmatization of severe mental illness in India: Against the simple industrialization hypothesisSushrut Jadhav
Centre for Behavioural and Social Sciences in Medicine, London, UK
Indian J Psychiatry 49:189-94. 2007..The present study deploys such a scale and examines stigmatizing attitudes towards the severely mentally ill among rural and urban community dwellers in India...
- The Dark Night of the Soul: causes and resolution of emotional distress among contemplative nunsGlòria Durà-Vilà
Academic Unit of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Imperial College London, London, UK
Transcult Psychiatry 47:548-70. 2010..We conclude by discussing the clinical implications of this religious narrative, highlighting the importance of incorporating existential issues into clinical practice...