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COMMENTS ON DI NICOLA'S "FAMILY THERAPY AND TRANSCULTURAL PSYCHIATRY: PARTS 1 AND 2 (Published in T.P.R.R. Volume XXII, Nos. 2 and 3, pp. 81-113 and 151-180). LETTER FROM MARA SELVINI PALAZZOLI, M.D., Nuovo Centro Per Lo Studio Della Famiglia, Viale Vitorio Veneto, 12, Milano 21124, Italy

COMMENTS ON DI NICOLA'S "FAMILY THERAPY AND TRANSCULTURAL PSYCHIATRY: PARTS 1 AND 2 (Published in T.P.R.R. Volume XXII, Nos. 2 and 3, pp. 81-113 and 151-180). LETTER FROM MARA SELVINI PALAZZOLI, M.D., Nuovo Centro Per Lo Studio Della Famiglia, Viale Vitorio Veneto, 12, Milano 21124, Italy

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News and ViewsCOMMENTS ON DI NICOLA'S "FAMILY THERAPY AND TRANSCULTURAL PSYCHIATRY: PARTS 1 AND 2 (Published in T.P.R.R. Volume XXII, Nos. 2 and 3, pp. 81-113 and 151-180). LETTER FROM MARA SELVINI PALAZZOLI, M.D., Nuovo Centro Per Lo Studio Della Famiglia, Viale Vitorio Veneto, 12, Milano 21124, Italy SAGE Publications, Inc.1986DOI: 10.1177/136346158602300114 2. LETTERS TO THE EDITORS The basic goal of this original and important paper by Vincenzo DiNicola is to demonstrate how transcultural psychiatry and family therapy reciprocally enrich each other... There is however a point that I would have liked emphasized more strongly. In my opinion, if family therapists had not prematurely abdicated the spirit of research and intellectual curiosity to close themselves up within the myopic perspective of a mere method of treatment, they could have enriched not only transcultural psychiatry but also the human sciences in general. For this reason, family therapy has lent itself to the game of biological psychiatry which, as the author notes, found it very convenient to incorporate, digest, and package as one of the many "methods" that proliferate in the field. In fact, if family therapy had continued to affirm itself not only as a method of treatment but,
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