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Patient form Middle East and the Impact of Culture on Psychological Pain-Treatment

Kizilhan JI*
Department of Mental Health and Addiction, State University Baden-Württemberg, Germany
*Corresponding Author : Kizilhan JI, Head of Department of Mental Health and Addiction, State University Baden-Württemberg, Schramberger Str.26, 78054 Villingen- Schwenningen, Germany, Email: [email protected]

Received Date: Apr 07, 2017 / Accepted Date: May 18, 2017 / Published Date: May 22, 2017

Abstract

Patients from traditional-collective Middle-East cultures have a different understanding of pain and other healing expectations, even in contact with the doctor and psychotherapist, for example, as patients in individualized Western societies. This has not been considered enough in modern multimodal therapy, especially in psychological pain treatment. The pain experience is not limited to a part of the body, but needs to be seen holistically related to the body and the patients can refused any activities, like sports. The slightly access to psychological illness often leads to diffuse and chronic pains. For therapy and the therapist-patient-relationship, it is essential to understand the significance of the experienced pain in interpersonal relationships and cultural, social, collective psychological terms.

Keywords: Pain perception; Disease perception; Traditional medicine; Collective culture; Transcultural psychotherapy

Citation: Kizilhan JI (2017) Patient form Middle East and the Impact of Culture on Psychological Pain-Treatment. Fibrom Open Access 2: 121.

Copyright: © 2017 Kizilhan JI. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.

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