World Health Forum. 1995 ; 16(1): 56-8.
Psychiatrists and folk healers in Malaysia.
Department of Psychiatry, School of Medical Sciences, Universiti Sains Malaysia, Kelantan.
Contrasting beliefs often make cooperation between folk healers and modern doctors seem impossible. In the field of mental health, where communication is of such central importance, better mutual understanding is especially desirable. After reviewing the complexities involved, the author makes some suggestions on how the two kinds of practitioner could help each other.