Academic journal article The Journal of Pan African Studies (Online)

The Azibo Nosology II: Epexegesis and 25th Anniversary Update

Academic journal article The Journal of Pan African Studies (Online)

The Azibo Nosology II: Epexegesis and 25th Anniversary Update

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This special issue of the Journal of Pan African Studies presents the Azibo Nosology II which is a system for diagnosing or classifying mental disease, disorder, or pathology in people of African descent worldwide. It contains 55 disorders drawing on diverse scholarship over the last 60 years. Moreover, it is the only mental nosology in existence that is yoked to African-centered personality theory about normalcy or the African personality construct. As it replaces the original Azibo Nosology published 25 years ago in 1989, the publication of this 2nd edition is in the context of a festschrift. After all, a work sustained across decades seems the exception when so much scholarship appears to be fleeting.

Seven scholars and practitioners provide interview responses to a disorder or personality state discussed in the nosology that they have published on. This serves to embellish and buttress the presentation. …

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