Behavior: Navajo Psychotherapy

"Witch doctors and psychiatrists are really one behind their exterior mask and pipe," says Psychiatrist E. Fuller Torrey of the National Institute of Mental Health. Most of his colleagues would not go that far, but some believe that witch doctors can help their emotionally troubled patients. That is why the institute is now providing scholarships for Navajo Indians studying "curing ceremonials" under the tutelage of tribal medicine men on the federal reservation at Rough Rock, Ariz.

The aid program was conceived by the Indians and encouraged by Psychiatrist Robert Bergman of the Indian Health Service. Without it the Navajo medicine man might...

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