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Faith Interpreted as Madness: Religion, Poverty, and Psychiatry in the Life of a Romanian Woman

Jack R. Friedman

in Our Most Troubling Madness: Case Studies in Schizophrenia Across Cultures

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780520291089
eISBN:
9780520964945
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520291089.003.0010
Subject:
Anthropology, Medical Anthropology

Alexandria is a poor Romanian woman who obtains solace and support from a community of evangelical Christians. Alexandria lives with delusional guilt that she is responsible for many evil crimes. ... More


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