The Anthropology of Medicine: From Culture to Method

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again. Research on brain processes has confirmed the openness and plasticity of the brain, which means that external stimuli can bring about changes in the biophysiology of the brain, and therefore mental processes. Once again the impact of environment and early conditioning on the formation of personality must be considered. This will inevitably affect not only our concept of human development but the nature of psychiatric practice, which must actively encompass the psychological and social therapies.


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