culture-specific syndrome

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culture-specific syndrome

[¦kəl·chər spə¦sif·ik ′sin‚drōm]
(psychology)
Any form of disturbed behavior that is specific to a certain cultural system and does not conform to western classification of diseases.
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Folk therapy is an important component of any Culture Bound Syndrome.
DSM-V (1), however, has shown improvements in this area adding a cultural glossary which includes the more important Culture Bound Syndromes and a Cultural Formulation Interview to guide users through cultural issues on patient Culture Bound Syndrome.
Studies on the Culture Bound Syndrome Susto Logan (1993) (51) New lines of inquiry on the illness of susto Lee and Balick Stealing the soul, (2003) (52) soumwahu en naniak and susto: understanding culturally-specific illness, their origins and treatments Glazer et al.
In addition the mental disorders belonging to the ICD-102 are discussed in relation to different manifestations that they may have in Latin American culture, and local culture bound syndromes are described.
In LAC, the main culture bound syndromes studied are Nervios, Ataques de Nervios and Susto (1,15).
The contributions of Latin America on psychiatric diagnoses and in particular the main local culture bound syndromes Susto, Nervios and Ataques de Nervios, may contribute to the development of a more comprehensive and valid diagnostic process in Latin America.
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