Bode, Maarten. “A Review of depression in Kerala by Claudia Lang”. eJournal of Indian Medicine 11, no. 1 (October 2019): 1–17. (OA; full text)
Excerpts: Depression in Kerala is an excellent study about the glocalization (vernacularization) of depression in Kerala… The study is based on 17 months of anthropological fieldwork in the period 2009–2014. … Depression in Kerala discusses two related topics: The indigenisation of the biomedical notion ‘depression’ in 21st-century Kerala and the making of Ayurvedic psychiatry as an alternative for biomedical psychiatry…. [The book] once more makes it clear that attributing mental distress to faulted brain chemistry unduly ignores its economic and social-cultural determinants.
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