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Culture-bound diagnosis a reconsideration of the concept of culture-bound syndromes by Janice Harper

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Written in English


  • Cultural psychiatry.,
  • Medical anthropology.,
  • Symptoms.,
  • Diagnosis.

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Other titlesCulture-bound syndromes.
Statementby Janice Harper.
The Physical Object
Pagination178 leaves ;
Number of Pages178
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Open LibraryOL13591076M

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  It is this last point that can make discussion of culture-bound syndromes so difficult. A diagnosis such as Gender Identity Disorder or MPD/DID can be a comfort to people in deep distress, and it may seem callous to undermine their efforts to define their suffering on their own terms. Culture-bound disorders may involve somatic expressions (e.g., temporary loss of consciousness or involuntarily clenched teeth), cognitions (e.g., a belief that one’s genitals are retracting into the body or a conviction that one has been abducted by extraterrestrial beings), or behaviors (e.g., extreme startle responses, coprophagia, or. In the glossary of our book The Culture-Bound Syndromes, Charles C. Hughes, Ph.D., listed almost folk illnesses that have, at one time or another, been considered culture-bound syndromes (Simons and Hughes, ). Many have wonderfully exotic and evocative names: Arctic hysteria, amok, brain fag, by: 8. culture-bound diagnosis. Bottero () ar-culture-bound diagnosis. Botte´ro () ar-gued that this type of explanation, often used to support an anthropological critique of psychiatry (Weiss, ; Kleinman, ), relates more to a ‘pleasant sophism’ than a rigorous demonstration. Botterothan a rigorous demonstration. Botte´ro.

A culture-bound syndrome is a collection of signs and symptoms that is restricted to a limited number of cultures by reason of certain psychosocial features. Culture-bound syndromes are usually restricted to a specific setting, and they have a special relationship to that setting.   [A]ll forms of distress are locally shaped, including the DSM disorders. – DSM-5 (APA, , p. ) The fifth edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5; APA, ) was finally presented on May 18th at the American Psychiatric Association’s annual meeting in San Francisco. Much ink has been spilled in the media about the. Cross-cultural psychiatrist Arthur Kleinman contends that the Western bias is ironically illustrated in the introduction of cultural factors to the DSM-IV: the fact that disorders or concepts from non-Western or non-mainstream cultures are described as "culture-bound", whereas standard psychiatric diagnoses are given no cultural qualification whatsoever, is to Kleinman revelatory of an underlying assumption that Western cultural . The Paperback of the The Culture-Bound Syndromes: Folk Illnesses of Psychiatric and Anthropological Interest by Ronald C. Simons at Barnes & Noble.

In the last few years there has been a great revival of interest in culture-bound psychiatric syndromes. A spate of new papers has been published on well known and less familiar syndromes, and. The glossary (Appendix I) of culture-bound syndromes included in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-IV) contains the description of 25 forms of aberrant behavior that are referred to as locality-specific troubling experiences that are limited to certain societies or cultural by: In recent years, increasing numbers of culture-bound psychiatric disorders associated with Chinese Qigong practice have been reported in China. (2) Such mental disorders associated with Chinese Qigong practice could be regarded as a kind of culture-bound syndrome and this diagnosis has been accepted by the Chinese Classification of Mental.   Culture‐bound Syndromes in the Diagnostic Manuals (DSM and ICD) As mentioned earlier, the rise of culture‐bound syndromes may be a reflection of the rise of Western diagnostic and classificatory systems and also the long‐standing impact of by: