ผู้วิจัย/Authors: Yupha Visuthikokol, Krueval Chawanachinda, Wanchai Chaiyaslt, Sangun Suwanlert, Sombat Tapunya
ชื่อเรื่อง/Title: EPIDEMIC HYSTERIA IN CHONPRI VIL LAGE, THAILAND.
แหล่งที่มา/Source: Journal of The Psychiatric Association of Thailand, Vol. 26 No.4 October 1981. P 129-224
รายละเอียด / Details:
An episode of Epidemic Hysteria in a school involving twelve Thai girls of Buddhist faith was described. The school is located nearly 350 kilometers from Bangkok in Petchaboon province. The authors conducted interviews and group interviews with persons involved, including the students, teachers, parents, the headmaster and members of the Chonpri Community. The native interpretation of the out break was due to possession by offended spirits called Nang Takien (Wood spirits) Knowledge of the psychodynamic and factors involved in these cases are applied by the authors and his staffs. Few factors contributing to this episode included personalities of the students, teachers and traditional healers.
Keywords: hysteria, epidemiology, mass hysteria, psychiatry, epidemic, prevalence, Hysteria, Thai girl, student
Address: Srithunya Hospital, Department of Mental Health, Ministry of Public Health
Country of publication: Thailand.
Category: Abstract Journal.