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By Norman Sartorius, Ahmed Okasha, Julio Arboleda-Florez

"Ethics, tradition, and Psychiatry: foreign Perspectives" is far greater than only a publication on ethics -- it's a significant contribution to knowing the impression of tradition and heritage at the moral perform of drugs all over the world.

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The culture of machismo has two impacts. First, men usually work outside the home to provide for family needs and women remain at home to tend the children, look after their husbands, and provide emotional support. The role of the man is to deal with the world outside, whereas the role of the woman is to cement the family ties from within the home. A loss of the provider role, or a reversal of roles, when the man cannot work because of unemployment or illness and the woman must work outside the home, causes the man to lose value among other men and may lead him to alcoholism.

In Catholic ethics, morality is the foundation of our actions.

Psychological symptoms are attributed to weakness of personality, lack of faith, lack of conformity, laziness, or other factors, hardly factors that entitle an individual to a right of choice. State- Ethics, Culture, and Psychiatry ments such as “if God is willing,” “I seek refuge in God from the accursed Satan,” “God is the healer” are widespread in the Arab world, indicating a belief that the final decision is made where no human has control and, therefore, that human choice is a marginal variable in the determination of the final outcome.

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