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New publication: Tibetan Medicine, Buddhism and Psychiatry

Dear Colleagues,

*apologies for cross-posting*

 I am happy to announce the publication of my book, Tibetan Medicine, Buddhism and Psychiatry: Mental health and healing in a Tibetan exile community, published by Carolina Academic Press as part of their Ethnographic Studies in Medical Anthropology Series.

 For more information, please visit:

 The publisher is currently kindly offering a 10% discount on the purchase price when ordered directly from their website.

 Brief description:

This book presents research based on two six-month periods of ethnographic fieldwork conducted within a Tibetan exile community in Darjeeling, northeast India. It utilises four case studies to illustrate lay perceptions of different mental health conditions and their causes and treatments in a culturally- and medically-pluralistic area, juxtaposed with Tibetan textual and biomedical explanations. These explanations combine with background interviews of lay Tibetans, as well as monastic practitioners, Tibetan amchi, and biomedical doctors, to help draw out the complexities of the situation for individuals affected by different experiences of mental illness.

Best wishes,



Dr Susannah Deane

British Academy Postdoctoral Research Fellow
Buddhist Studies
Department of Religion and Theology
School of Humanities
University of Bristol
Book reviews editor, Himalaya and Central Asia section, Asian Medicine: Journal of the International Association for the Study of Traditional Asian Medicine (JIASTAM)

Body, Health and Religion Research Group (BAHAR)