Ann Med Psychol (Paris). 1984 May; 142(5): 617-39.
[Psychiatric aspects in Papua New Guinea]
The author presents the historical, legal, administrative and clinical aspects of psychiatry in Papua New Guinea. He also outlines the traditional psychiatry of Baruya tribe (Eastern Highlands province). He concludes on the adaptation of psychiatry system concerning the characteristics of this country. Finally, the author sets the problem of psychiatric diagnosis and epidemiology for the countries engaged into an acculturation process.