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Communalistic use of psychoactive plants as a bridge between traditional healing practices and Western medicine: A new path for the Global Mental Health movement

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    Identifier: imarina:9231655
  • Authors:

    Ona G
    Berrada A
    Bouso JC
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    Author, as appears in the article.: Ona G; Berrada A; Bouso JC
    Department: Psicologia
    URV's Author/s: Oña Esteve, Genís
    Keywords: Psychoactive drugs Psychiatry Psychedelic drugs Psilocybin Peyote use Neurotrophic factor Mood disorders Mental health Life-threatening cancer Global mental health Depression Community Ayahuasca Anxiety
    Abstract: The Global Mental Health (GMH) movement aims to provide urgently needed treatment to those with mental illness, especially in low- and middle-income countries. Due to the complexity of providing mental health services to people from various cultures, there is much debate among GMH advocates regarding the best way to proceed. While biomedical interventions offer some degree of help, complementary approaches should focus on the social/community aspects. Many cultures conduct traditional rituals involving the communal use of psychoactive plants. We propose that these practices should be respected, protected, and promoted as valuable tools with regard to mental health care at the community level. The traditional use of psychoactive plants promotes community engagement and participation, and they are relatively affordable. Furthermore, the worldviews and meaning-making systems of local population are respected. The medical systems surrounding the use of psychoactive plants can be explained in biomedical terms, and many recently published clinical trials have demonstrated their therapeutic potential. Psychoactive plants and associated rituals offer potential benefits as complementary aspects of mental health services. They should be considered as such by international practitioners and advocates of the GMH movement.
    Thematic Areas: Saúde coletiva Psychiatry and mental health Psychiatry Psicología Medicina ii Medicina i Health (social science) Ciencias sociales Antropología Anthropology
    licence for use: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/es/
    Author's mail: genis.ona@urv.cat genis.ona@urv.cat
    Record's date: 2024-07-20
    Papper version: info:eu-repo/semantics/acceptedVersion
    Link to the original source: https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/abs/10.1177/13634615211038416?journalCode=tpse
    Licence document URL: http://repositori.urv.cat/ca/proteccio-de-dades/
    Papper original source: Transcultural Psychiatry.
    APA: Ona G; Berrada A; Bouso JC (2022). Communalistic use of psychoactive plants as a bridge between traditional healing practices and Western medicine: A new path for the Global Mental Health movement. Transcultural Psychiatry, (), -. DOI: 10.1177/13634615211038416
    Article's DOI: 10.1177/13634615211038416
    Entity: Universitat Rovira i Virgili
    Journal publication year: 2022
    Publication Type: Journal Publications
  • Keywords:

    Anthropology,Health (Social Science),Psychiatry,Psychiatry and Mental Health
    Psychoactive drugs
    Psychiatry
    Psychedelic drugs
    Psilocybin
    Peyote use
    Neurotrophic factor
    Mood disorders
    Mental health
    Life-threatening cancer
    Global mental health
    Depression
    Community
    Ayahuasca
    Anxiety
    Saúde coletiva
    Psychiatry and mental health
    Psychiatry
    Psicología
    Medicina ii
    Medicina i
    Health (social science)
    Ciencias sociales
    Antropología
    Anthropology
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