Somatization in Saudi women: A therapeutic challenge

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Clinical experience with women in strictly controlled socially inferior positions in Saudi Arabia illustrates how somatic complaints can express emotional problems which have no other outlets. The women are passive and for therapy to succeed an alliance with a male relative is necessary. Measures to combat passivity can be of great benefit.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)212-216
Number of pages5
JournalBritish Journal of Psychiatry
Issue number3
StatePublished - 1980

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Psychiatry and Mental health


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