Traditional Chinese culture-constituted health beliefs continue to influence the Taiwanese people after more than one hundred years of contact with Western medicine.
Medicine for sleep disorders, as well as psychiatric medicine, meets some specific difficulties in the professional development.
A study of insomnia in Taiwan showed that patients might seek help from a traditional physician and visit a modern hospital at the same stage of medication.
General internists and neurologists help to differentiate organic conditions underlying sleep problems but may generalize insomnia to a psychogenic illness.
The culture-conditioned attribution of insomnia could also exert certain effects upon pharmacotherapeutic response.
Mots-clés Pascal : Insomnie, Trouble sommeil, Taiwan, Asie, Milieu culturel, Chinois, Consultation privée, Médecin généraliste, Médecine traditionnelle, Croyance, Comportement, Santé, Homme, Santé publique
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Insomnia, Sleep disorder, Taiwan, Asia, Cultural environment, Chinese, Private consultation, General practitioner, Folk medicine, Belief, Behavior, Health, Human
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 96-0174279
Code Inist : 002B18C14. Création : 199608.