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Piero Coppo

Piero Coppo (born 1940) is a medical doctor, a neuropsychiatrist and a psychotherapist. He has been working since 1970 in international cooperation programs (in Guatemala, Somalia, Somaliland, Mali, Senegal) aimed at integrating local treatment systems with official medicine. He has studied the treatment systems of Mali’s Dogon in the field of ‘mental conditions’. He is actively engaged in the training of Italian and foreign care professionals in the realm of ethno-psychiatry, medical anthropology, the integration of different treatment systems, and the exploration of altered states of consciousness. He has written a large number of scientific papers. His books published by Bollati Boringhieri include: Guaritori di follia (1994); Tra psiche e culture, elementi di etnopsichiatria (2003); Le ragioni del dolore. Etnopsichiatria della depressione (2005); Negoziare con il male. Stregoneria e contro stregoneria Dogon, (2007).
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