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Shakatani: The Phenomenology of Personality Disorder in Jamaican Patients

Issue: 
DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2012.333
Pages: 
397–404
Synopsis: 
The distribution and clinically significant patterns of the phenomenology of a naturalistic case-controlled private practice displayed symptoms of a ‘clinical triad’ of power management, dependency and psychosexual issues. This phenomenological approach has been called Shakatani - from the Swahili words shaka (problem) and tani (power), and is suggested to be an Axis I replacement for the four-cluster Axis II classification of the DSM-IV personality disorder.

ABSTRACT

Objective: To examine the distribution and clinically significant patterns of the phenomenology of a cohort of Jamaican patients with a Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM) Axis II diagnosis of personality disorder and to clarify the conventional diagnostic deficiencies of DSMbased personality disorder categories.

Accepted: 
22 Apr, 2013
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e-Published: 26 Aug, 2013

The Psychological Correlates of Dependency in the Jamaican Population

Issue: 
DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2013.110
Pages: 
411–6
Synopsis: 
The correlates of the phenomenology of dependency in the Jamaican population using the 17 questions of the Jamaica Personality Disorder Inventory (JPDI) are reported. One-quarter of the sample population studied reported problems with physiological and psychological dependency behaviour suggesting that they are still locked in a struggle for psychological independence.

ABSTRACT

Objective: To establish the prevalence of psychological dependency in the Jamaican society in order to examine the relationship between the psychological correlates of dependency and socio-political dependency in this post-colonial country.

Accepted: 
22 Apr, 2013
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e-Published: 26 Aug, 2013
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