Despite the development of the community mental health movement, indigenous therapists continue to provide an important health care resource in many communities. This is particularly true in various subcultures in America. In an urban black community in the South (1) root doctors, (2) faith healers, (3) magic vendors, and (4) neighborhood prophets were identified as performing this function.
Hall AL, Bourne PG. Indigenous Therapists in a Southern Black Urban Community. Arch Gen Psychiatry. 1973;28(1):137-142. doi:10.1001/archpsyc.1973.01750310109018